Monks Cowl Country Club, is situated in the Central Drakensberg of KwaZulu-Natal. The club began in 1973 and currently has a membership just below 100.
Along with the cheap golf club membership, those who become members have a choice of national or local SAGA (South African Golf Association) affiliation. This comes with an official SAGA handicap card. Importantly the best news of all is that resident guests get golf membership rates included with their stays!
It serves as the perfect introduction to the 260,000 hectare Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage site. As well as the Mdedelo wilderness area. The course itself has a couple of dams and a river. It is generally level. The fifth hole is accessed via a swing bridge which crosses the gorge at Hattingspruit. The fairway are planted with Kikuyu, and the greens with Cynodon dactylon.
For those golfers still at “caddy” status or wanting some good exercise in the crisp mountain air, there’s a pleasant walk around the course. In addtion motorised golf cars are available.
Finally, it should be noted that the upgrade of the Monks Cowl course, came shortly after the resort became part of the respected Gooderson Leisure Group.
Monks Cowl Country Club, R600, Winterton, South AfricaGet Directions