West Bank was in magnificent shape when co-hosting the SA Seniors Society Nationals in May with East London GC. Competitors were most complimentary of the course condition and clubhouse facilities. When looking at its best this course is a gem, with fabulous ocean views. A short old-fashioned layout but extremely tricky with its small greens, sloping fairways, changes in elevation, and sea breezes. Interesting variety of holes too. What looks a shortish par 4 on the card is anything but. Distance is relative. The par 3s are no pushover, particularly the unique 17th with its sloping green perched on a ridge with the Indian Ocean as a backdrop. A daunting target. That’s followed by the 343-metre 18th with a fairway sloping severely to the right, and clubhouse out-of-bounds behind the green. The par-3 third is downhill to another small green on the side of a hill usually played in a crosswind, while No 8 has one of the biggest greens, slopes all over the place, yet all you can see from the tee is a flagstick.