Four tees / Par 72
Yellow 6677 metres, CR75.0/136
White 6305 metres, CR72.8/136
Blue 5989 metres, CR71.2/134
Red 5284 metres, CR67.4/129
Women’s white, CR78.6/143
Women’s blue, CR76.5/140
Women’s red, CR72.5/130
R190 Monday, Tuesday;
R290 Thursday, Friday;
R250; R480; R340 & R480
Golf carts R380
Peter Matkovich redesign 2004
073 367 5517
Waterkloof sits in an attractive countryside setting on Waterkloof Ridge overlooking the R21 highway and the Groenkloof Nature Reserve. The Voortrekker Monument is close by and can be seen from parts of the course.
Waterkloof began the new millennium as Monument Golf Club, the club being founded in 1969, but the name was changed in 2006 following the conversion of the property into a residential estate beginning in 2004. At the same time the original layout was redesigned by Peter Matkovich. The estate homes are situated away from the golf course on the back nine.
Matkovich constructed some undulating greens complexes which provides the main challenge of a golf course that is relatively wide open off the tee. The par 3s are a feature, with the sixth measuring 206 metres from the back tees, while the 17th is 210 metres with a water hazard left of the green. The 15th is a beautifully framed par 3 of 183 metres.
The ninth and 18th greens come together up a gentle incline in front of the large double-storey clubhouse, both protected by the same large water hazard, the ninth being stroke 1 on the scorecard, a 443-metre par 4, while 18 is the shortest of the par 5s at 469 metres.
The Pretoria course is popular with visitors, and 49 000 rounds were played at Waterkloof in 2021. The club offers affordable green fees, particularly for students and pensioners on weekday mornings. There are discounts for large groups on Sundays.
1/ Kyle McClatchie had a 25-under-par total of 263 to win the 2018 Gauteng North Open at Waterkloof, highlights being 64-62 the final two rounds.
2/ Waterkloof hosted three separate IGT Tour professional events in 2017, and there was some low rounds, notably a 60 by Chilean visitor Matias Calderon, who went on to win the 2018 SA PGA Championship, and a 61 by Justin Turner.
3/ Fort Klapperkop which sits on a ridge overlooking the golf club dates to 1886 and was built to protect Pretoria during the first Anglo-Boer War. It hosts a museum displaying artifacts from the Anglo-Boer Wars. Also on site is a steam locomotive from that era, a long tom gun, and the last tram used in Pretoria. There is a memorial to those who gave their lives for the SA Defence Force.
4/ The 40-metre high Voortrekker Monument, made from granite and inaugurated in 1949, commemorates the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854. A feature is the wall representing the ‘laager’ of 64 ox-wagons from the Battle of Blood River.
5/ Women’s Golf SA held the 2018 Teams Championship at Waterkloof, won by home province Gauteng North. Waterkloof hosted the 2007 Junior Interprovincial.
Full size facility with two decks of bays.
60 by Matias Calderon (Chile), IGT Tour event, April 2017 (31-29), 11 birdies and one eagle.
61 by Justin Turner in 2017 Waterkloof Challenge on IGT Tour, with 3 eagles and 6 birdies.
62 by Kyle McClatchie in final round of 2018 Gauteng North Open. He had an eagle (No 14) and eight birdies, playing each nine 32-30.
Apogee Boutique Hotel & Spa is on Johann Rissik Drive close to the club. La Vida Luka luxury guesthouse, and 37 on Charles.
2021 Handre Truter & Charlene Oosthuizen
2020 Wessel Duvenhage & Hannah Venter
2019 Jacques van Tonder & Charlene Oosthuizen
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