A Golfers Guide to Kenya


Ah, golf. The gentleman’s game. Deceptively simple and endlessly complicated, this is a sport best understood by those who play it; with a lackluster epithet as an expensive way of playing marbles by the despisers of the ritzy sport. That it’s a game for the wealthy perhaps needs no further introduction. For the lovers of the sport it hold true that you work, you save, and you invest so that when you finally clear your desk, you can enjoy an invigorating round of golf – if only to replicate the schema of learning from your failures and celebrating your success on the greens. Any fresh statistics on the uptake of golf, local and international, will prove that the growth of the sport, however moderate, is almost steadily on an upward trajectory. Closer to home, golfing in Kenya has blossomed from its origins as a preserve for the rich influential settler farmers. The veil and fear of big expenses to enjoy a round of golf, concomitantly late in life, is disappearing. A great many Kenyans are now taking interest in the sport, and the traditionally members-only golf clubs are returning the favour in kind by making access to greens more flexible and affordable. No one, of course, wants to begin learning to swing in their golden years. With the increasing global interest in golfing as a recreation, golfers are on the search for stimulating and uncrowded courses to go. Whether your thing is a few power swings, a round of golf while on vacation, improving your skills or thirsting for new challenges or somewhere in between, golfing in Kenya will treat you to fine memorable experiences few have enjoyed.