Zambia

As you'd expect most of the golf in Zambia is centred around the capital. Lusaka is the product of a country battling to find its way in a new world, caught between colonial beginnings, years of socialist independence and now democracy.

There are a few sports clubs, and specifically for golfers there’s the Lusaka Golf Club, Chilanga Golf Club and Chainama Hills Golf Club, although according to the Zambia Golf Union there are more than twenty clubs operating a minimum of nine holes in the country.

Adam sent us the following comments in October 2013: “I used to live in Zambia. There is a surprisingly beautiful golf course in Solwezi in North-western Province. It is at the Kansanshi copper mine. It has zebras and sable living on the course. Considering the surroundings it’s surprisingly beautiful.” We're not sure the course is still in existence, if you have any information please let us know.

In the late 1970s Golf Digest ranked Nchanga Golf Club (built by copper miners) 14th in an article rating the 50 finest courses outside the United States, sadly it fell into disrepair, but it experienced a resurgence, hosting the Zambian Open in 2006 and 2011. If you've played any of these courses, or have any other information about golf in Zambia we'd love to hear about your experiences.

We updated our Top 5 Golf Courses of Zambia rankings in October 2016. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Zambia

Nkana

1st Zambia Ranking

Currently under the ownership of Mopani Copper Mines, Mark Wiltshire recently upgraded the course at Nkana Golf Club when he renovated the layout in advance of it hosting the Zambia Open in 2014...

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Nchanga

2nd Zambia Ranking

Formed in 1936 as a recreational activity for the employees of the Konkola Copper Mines, Nchanga Golf Club got into the habit of holding major competitions a decade later...

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Lusaka

3rd Zambia Ranking

Lusaka Golf Club is situated in the heart of the capital and it's described as “Zambia’s most prestigious sporting facility, attracting a good cross section of golfing nationalities”...

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Ndola

4th Zambia Ranking

The inaugural Zambia Open on the Sunshine Tour was held at Ndola back in 1972 – won by Welshman Craig De Foy – and the club hosted the event three more times...

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Mufulira

5th Zambia Ranking

Owned by Mopani Copper Mines and operated by Mark Wiltshire’s Golf Management Company, the course at Mufulira Golf Club hosted the 3rd edition of Zambia Open back in 1974...

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