Park Golfplatz, Monument Park, Pretoria, Südafrika: Johan Rissik Drive, Monument
Park, Pretoria. Monument Golf Club members say they have the best greens in Pretoria. The
putting surface is indeed of superior quality.
The 6 473-metre course is laid out on the slopes of a hillside south of the Pretoria city
centre. The ground is infertile shale, but through perseverance and constant attention the
course is always in good shape, with well grassed kikuyu fairways and marvellous greens.
Monument is well wooded, the Department of Forestry recently having planted 4 000
indigenous trees on the course.
The 394-metre 8th and 397-metre 9th are both tough par-fours, the former a sharp dogleg to
the right and the latter curving in a half-moon to the left. It therefore helps to be able
to work the ball through the air. A dam separates the greens at the 9th and 18th, and the
water is very much in play with the respective approach shots.
Monument Park is not overly difficult and wayward hitting is not always given the
punishment it deserves.