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The tra­di­tional half­way house stop, beloved of South African golfers, has been taken away from Royal J&K mem­bers play­ing the “new” East Course.

Royal J&K CEO Chris Bent­ley has plans to turn the club’s ex­ist­ing half­way house fa­cil­ity, still be­ing used by golfers play­ing the West Course, into an ex­tended fam­ily area, where younger mem­bers can bring their kids and en­joy fun ac­tiv­i­ties. It will be con­structed this year, when the up­grade of the West be­gins.

Two at­trac­tive “com­fort sta­tions” have been built on the East Course, at the fth tee (pic­tured right) and 13th tee, where golfers can stop mo­men­tar­ily, buy snacks, drinks and rolls, and move on. If there’s a holdup on the tee, there’s place for them to sit and re­lax. When they

nish nine holes, there’s no longer any need to take a 20-minute break.

Could this idea catch on at other clubs? Don’t hold your breath. But it will make Royal J&K uniquely di er­ent.

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