‘’Playing golf in Kenya is a wonderfully evocative experience that every golf traveller will cherish. There is such variety, not only between the city and the coast, but between individual courses. Real estate is either completely absent or tastefully assigned, allowing the golfer to enjoy the wonders of nature in the company of highly experienced caddies. For a memorable golf vacation that always delivers much more than it promises, Kenya is the natural choice!’’

Peter Walton
Chief Executive, IAGTO

Imagine the perfect round in Golf Heaven. Lush fairways and flawless greens under a sparkling blue sky. A backdrop that alternates between azure seas and sweeping game-filled plains. Ancient forests flashing with iridescent birdlife. Antelope and monkeys gamboling on the fairways. Your favourite playing partners. A charming and attentive caddy. Pure, unfettered relaxation…

Open your eyes. This is no dream. This is golf in Kenya – the world’s most Heavenly golf destination.

Golf Etiquette

Golfing in Kenya is a relatively gentle affair, with little of the formal marshalling you see on the major European and American courses. So while you will find a healthy respect for the traditions of the game, expect a somewhat more relaxed attitude to formality on the course.

Kenyan golf courses allow a maximum four-ball group and players observe the etiquette of letting quicker groups play through. As with most international courses, Kenyan courses expect a rate of play of approximately 15 minutes per hole, and therefore allow generous gaps between tee-off times. Your round shouldn’t take more than four and a half hours. Generally most courses are not too busy during the week, but they can get busy at weekends – so bookings are advised. Kenya’s main courses all have half-way refreshment stops, with many offering packaged and fresh snacks as well. Most golfers are not in a hurry either, so you can take time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings – including some of the most exotic flora and spectacular birdlife anywhere in the world.

Availability

Most of Kenya’s golf clubs have a weekly ‘club night’, when members enjoy exclusive use of the course for the afternoon, or in some cases for the whole day. Competition days are usually held during the weekends. At all other times, visiting golfers can usually just show up and play – although, again, prior bookings are recommended. Clubs have a relaxed attitude towards juniors, and 16 years is generally considered to be the minimum playing age.

Price

One of the best things about golf in Kenya is the cost. The courses are far easier on the pocket than their European or American counterparts. Green fees vary between courses and days of the week, but usually come in significantly under US$50 for an 18-hole round and for that you get first-class facilities, welcoming clubhouses, and miles of tranquil fairways – often all to yourself. The only nominal extra cost will be a caddy, which given the altitude and climate is worth every shilling. Kenya’s golf clubs welcome non-members and do not insist on visitors taking out ‘temporary membership’ or producing handicap cards.

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