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The Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort boasts a 9 hole, 18 tee golf course is certainly one of the most scenic with views of the magnificent Champagne Valley - including Monks Cowl itself, which is between the towering Champagne Castle and Cathkin Mountains.

The mild summer climate coupled with the spectacular backdrop of the Drakensberg make many of the golf courses in the region an attractive option - none more so than the recently upgraded Monks Cowl course. Regarded as one of the Drakensberg's top 10 courses.

It serves as the perfect introduction to the 260,000 hectare Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage site and 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 fairways 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. Alternatively motorised golf cars are available.

This 9 hole, 18 tee, par 72 Golf Course plays 5559m (Club) and 5738m (Championship). The front 9 of the course offers 1x Par3, 7x Par4 and 1x Par5 with a total distance of 2856m (Club) and 2927m (Championship). The back 9 of the course offers 3x Par3, 3x Par4, and 3x Par5 with a total distance of 2703m (Club) and 2811m (Championship).


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