Kenya Golf Clubs

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Excellent Golf course *****  
Very Good Golf course ****  
Good Golf course ***  

Muthaiga Golf Club *****

6801 yards - par 72 - 18 holes, lies at the edge of Karura forest and sport many indigenous trees. A variety of trees and flowering bushes not only come into play on almost every hole, but also make this course one of the prettiest to play. The layout is beautiful and one that has many challenges in store for both the regular and the visiting golfer. Home of the Kenya Open Golf Championship - part of the European PGA. Past winners include Ballesteros, Woosnam, Canizaes en Maarten Lafeber. Beware of the bunkers in the front of the fastest greens in East Africa.

Karen Golf & Country Club *****

6953 yards - par 72 - 18 holes, Home of the Kenya Open 2004 and 2005. Considered by some to be one of the prettiest courses in Kenya because of its profusion of flowering trees and bushes, Karen Country Club is a must play. It is certainly one of the top 18-hole championship courses in the country. The course is next to the house of Karen Blixen - the author of "Out of Africa" and situated in the colonial suburb of Karen. Karen Country Club is a delightful course to play. You will most likely think back on your round of golf here, with fond recollections.

Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club *****

6751 yards - par 72 - 18 holes, The Windsor Golf & Country Club is a memorable place to play and was designed to fit its royal name. Curved around the historic Victorian style country club set on 200 acres, the experience it lives in the player is unequaled.

The professionally manicured greens are a sure treat as the course moves around the green farmland. Situated only 17 Kms from the capital, Windsor Golf club does not just please the golfer but the golf groupie and family who can enjoy the extracurricular activities including: tennis, sauna and more.of attention and deservedly so.
It threads its way through coffee farms and indigenous forests with high and low terrain, giving it character and design quality.

The Golf Course boasts lush, springy fairways, fast, true greens and a sprinkling of attractive water hazards with 73 well located sand bunkers and unforgiving roughs make this course a truly challenging experience.

Rift Valley Golf Club *****

5940 yards - par 72 18 holes, Very popular over the weekends among the local golfers, the course has spectacular settings and a challenging character. This 18 hole course has superb views on extinct volcanoes, Lake Naivasha and the Mau Escarpment, while the setting is in a typical African semi desert. Zebras can sometimes be seen on the course!

Mount Kenya Safari Club ***

2184 meters par 27 - 9 holes , Mount Kenya Safari Club is an experience that the visitor must include in his or her itinerary. Nowhere in the world do you come face to face with one of nature's greatest anomalies - a snowcapped mountain lying on the equator! This exclusive rich man's retreat opened in 1959. Despite the fact that this is a 9 hole pitch and putt, composed entirely of par 3 holes, it is absolutely brutal.

While the course is laid out on one of the most beautiful and serene settings in Africa, you have to be very accurate. The water hazards are many and coupling with the splendid views of Mount Kenya from virtually every hole on the course with the variety of flowers and birds decorating it, the golfer is sure to leave Mt. Kenya with lasting memories.

Nyali Golf and Country Club *****

6510 yards - par 71 - 18 holes, Nyali Golf and Country Club's championship golf course is the first 18 holes on Kenya's coast. This is a gently rolling course with a decent mixture of right and left doglegs and shallow fairway bushes. Players will see an abundance of wildlife including dik-dik and bands of vervet monkeys, the club's mascot, frolicking about the course. While the course is not located on the ocean, the intrinsic winds definitely influence the playing conditions.

Leisure Golf Club *****

5838 meters - par 72 - 18 holes, Leisure Golf Club is the only golf course on Kenya's south coast, on Diani Beach.Featuring 18 holes it is one of the most challenging courses in Kenya. The course features American style bunkers. Tifdwarf, tifgreen and pennlinks grasses, imported from the United States of America are used for the tees, fairways and greens respectively. There are two water feature holes.

The first is a manmade lake, converted from an old quarry and holds 70 million liters (15 million gallons) and is the source for the course-wide pop-up sprinkler system. The finishing hole is a 547 yard par five dogleg, with a lake with live crocodiles planned for it. This course is certainly not for the weak-hearted.

Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort *****

The Baobab 18 Holes – Par 72 – 6653 metres, Vipingo Ridge is the latest sensation on golf in Kenya. This development of 36 holes, opened the first 18 holes – The Baobab - in July 2009. Vipingo Ridge has a lot to offer due to its unique location.

Situated in the centre of a 2,500 acre former sisal estate, the property rises from just above sea level to a 140 metre high ridge before falling off again to the scenic lake and game conservation area to the west of the site.

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