Not long ago golfers used to walk a course like Umdoni Park. Golfers were a hardier breed back then. I played on a busy day with a big group (the Troubleshooters from Durban) taking up most of the afternoon tee times, and not one person was walking. Few do these days, and Umdoni’s cart fleet grows every year. I can understand why there is no appetite for walking because Umdoni has some severe hills. The course would make a fine mountain bike trail. It’s a quirky course, not dissimilar to Royal Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape, and the unique holes and beautiful scenery is the main attraction. It’s worth the green fee alone just to tee up on the fabulous 18th, where your drive from the high tee seems to hang in the air forever.