Wanderers members have endured a busy year of construction and irrigation projects which are a positive sign for the club’s future. An enormous dam has been built high on the property alongside the par-3 sixth hole which will hold some 12 million litres of water and feed the course’s new irrigation system (replacing an ancient one). Evidence of the laying of irrigation pipes can be seen throughout the parkland course, including the ninth hole alongside Rudd Road which has been earmarked to disappear as part of the Investec Property development. This has been put on hold for at least another four to five years. The dam, once filled this summer, will enhance the aesthetics and challenge of the sixth. And on the left bank of the dam new elevated tees have been built for the seventh, transforming this strong par 4 into something special. The Wanderers was one of Johannesburg’s premier courses in the three decades when it hosted the PGA Championship, and with membership picking up it can stage a comeback.