It was a cold, windy and cloudy morning when we as intrepid golfers, ventured out to play at Pretoria Golf Club. As we approached our destination, it was with some misgivings that we kept a wary eye on the weather. However, on arrival at Pretoria Golf Club our welcome was so warm that the inclement weather was soon forgotten.
As we parked the car, a very friendly gentleman asked if he could assist with taking bags to the Pro Shop. Of course we said YES (golf bags tend to be a little heavy and any help is welcome) and set off. On arrival at the Pro Shop an equally helpful gentleman greeted us warmly and proceeded to book us in. All formalities completed we proceeded onto the course.
The first tee is water! Well water in front of the tee. However, as you look at the tee and the fairway you realise that the water is just a feature. If you can drive 100 meters, you’ll be fine. And this characterised the full course – each hole looked somewhat intimidating, but take the time to stand back on the tee and examine what’s in front of you, and you realise that although challenging, if you play with a cool head and don’t try to hit the ball too hard, you can make it through with a fairly decent score. Yours truly is a 27 handicap and shot a score of 104! If I can do it so can you.
The halfway house is one of friendliest that I have experienced on any golf course, and the food, though basic, was of exemplary quality. Their coffee is excellent!
The course is in magnificent condition and one would expect to pay a lot more per round to play on a course of this quality. We enjoyed every moment on this course and really cannot wait to go back.