Kenya Golf Safaris, A New Found African Green Pearl
For those golfers who
enjoy country side with views and views, practicing your swing in Kenya
could not be better as they just mastered the art of golf safaris and
did it well.
There is no better place to enjoy a round and watch the sun set with
tropical green mixed with year round warm climate and endless
opportunities with no crowds.
You will for sure spot the wildlife laze and watch the game too. The
colour full bird life will fetch the ball with you – but that we cannot
promise that bit.
Kenya is home to over 37 golf courses. Most were made during the
colonial British era. The country is home to the magnificent safaris,
amazing wildlife and stunning sceneries that movie makers just
discovered, go ahead and ask Angelina Jones.
At the International Association of Golf Tours Operators (IAGTO) awards
2009. They just named Kenya ‘The Undiscovered Golf Destination Of The
Year.’ The purpose polished resorts offering international cuisine are
all award winners in their own different ways.
Names like Mr. Berkley Mathews, Ballesteroes and Woosnam are a common
feature. Vijay Singh got started off in Kenya years ago.
A Kenyan safari holiday could be captured to run together with the world
best wildlife safari opportunities, married with golf breaks in Nairobi
city, upcountry and eventually coastal. That can take about 8 days or so
to enjoy a comprehensive memorable safari and golf package.
Some of the Kenya’s finest golf resorts include Sigona Club, founded
around 1938. The clubs eighteen – hole course, offers its members most
beautiful fairways and only 18 kilometres from Nairobi city.
Muthaiga Golf Club lies at the edge of the most preserved forest in
Nairobi. It’s a convenient swing from your Nairobi base. This course is
classified as the most challenging of all for both professional and
amateur players. Bunkers are located on the fast paced greens resulting
to players spending lots of time in the bankers.
Located on the foot hills of Mount Kenya is Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari
Golf Course, nine hole course is strategically placed next to the awe
inspiring sight of Kenya’s largest Mountain popular with mountain
climbers and technical hikers.
Fairmount is originally the retreat of movie star and club founder,
William Holden. Former members include Winston Churchill and Bing
Crosby. Herds of Zebra and giraffe roam peacefully under the warmth of
Windsor Golf Resort is a master piece, some times we wonder why The
Trump Corporation has not tried to put in some money on it.
Just outside Nairobi city, the course is defined by it’s high and low
terrain as it threads its way through coffee farms and forestation
giving itself character and design quality. Windsor is located a mile
above the sea level and boasts of lush fairways, fast greens, attractive
water hazards and some 73 well located sand bankers.
Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Resort together with Nyali Golf & Country
Club are both situated along the white sandy beaches of the Kenya’s
coastal line. This stunning stretch of coastal line, views of the calm
blue waters of the Indian Ocean is full of fun activities for those
looking for an afternoon break away from golf to enjoy the never ending
My advice to the those seeking a sport holiday break with a combination
of golf and safari adventure, lease out the clubs in Nairobi and enjoy a
ten days package to include two nights accommodation in Nairobi. Play at
both Windsor and Muthaiga then take a two hour drive down the rift
valley, stopping at Limuru Golf and Country Club to enjoy the cool
climate and the smell for the popular tea farms.
The third night accommodation at The Great Rift Valley Golf Resort is
well worth the drive. Carefully designed by Thomas Fjaasd, the ground
was described by the Irish professional David Jones as the best young
course he has ever played on. He broke the 71 par here.
After you enjoy the stunning rift valley views and the picturesque
escarpment take a short drive in Lake Nakuru National Game Reserve, made
popular by the resident white rhinos and millions of pink flamingos, if
it’s your luck day the leopards family will be looking down at you from
the acacia trees as you drive out.
On the fourth or fifth night my advice is pack the clubs and make the
whole Kenya holiday worthwhile to your wife.
Take a three hours drive or a 45 minutes scheduled flight into the world
renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve, stay in for three or two nights and as
you think of how well you could have played at the rift valley resort,
she will be marvelled by the abundant wildlife scenes and will most
likely than not take that much talked about hot air Balloon dawn trip.
Now, after Masai Mara you will fly down to the coast and wrap up your
holiday with a tee off at Nyali beach course.
Credible rumour has it that Ronald Trump is currently pursuing a multi
million dollar deal to rehabilitate the Nairobi Railway Golf Course, we
all know what that can only mean if all works out. Has he ever failed in
any of his ambitions?
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