As we drove toward the clubhouse we looked out over the course and it looked as if it was covered in snow! In actual fact it was frost and the air temperature at 0800 was 2 degrees C! We had decided to play at Maccauvlei and were relying on a weather forecast promising that it would become warmer throughout the day.
Having met up with our PlayMoreGolf playing partners, we proceeded to tee off. The course is in relatively good condition but I suppose this is to be expected in winter. The greens seem to have some sort of plant growth on them that definitely slows down your putt, and if you haven’t yet played Maccauvlei, be ready for some of the biggest bunkers in town!
As promised by the weather bureau, the weather did warm up and we proceeded to have a really fun game of golf, helped along by the profusion of Ground Squirrels on the course. They seem quite tame and will come to you looking for something to eat. Do not put out your hand. These little monsters, though cute, pack a rather painful bite!
Normally I am quite ok with average food at the halfway house, but in this case my advice is to take your own food along. The food at the halfway house is nothing short of way below average. On a scale of one to ten with one being terrible and 10 being great, this halfway house scores a minus five.
The service at the pro shop is professional and friendly and if you are going to take a caddy, ask for Sam. He is by far the best caddy that we have had on any of the courses that we play.
Maccauvlei is one of those “you get what you pay for” types of course. It is adequate in all respects other than the halfway house. For my money, there is definitely better value for money on the PlayMoreGolf website.