PO Box 30,
- +254 32 531338
300 miles NW of Nairobi
A Q Roberts
The market town of Kitale lies at an elevation of 7,000 feet above sea level in western Kenya, between the Mount Elgon and Keno Valley National Parks, in an agricultural area famed for its tea, coffee, beans and maize production.
Kitale Golf Club was founded in 1924 – two years before a branch of the Ugandan railway reached the local town – and Kitale’s annual Trans Nzioa Open has been running since 1930.
The only 18-hole layout in the Lake Victoria and Rift Valley region, Kitale measures 6,900 yards with a par of 73 and it’s famed locally for the variety of wildlife – colobus monkeys, in particular – to be found in and around the fairway fringes.