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The vast majority of foreign travellers who visit Kenya want to experience the wildlife and, with the world’s most famous game reserve on hand, there is nowhere better to see the wildebeest migration than the Maasai Mara. The Kenyan coast is fringed with gleaming white sandy beaches and the Indian Ocean provides for some of the best diving in the world.

With mountains – Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest peak – thick equatorial jungle, freshwater and soda based volcanic lakes and the vast desert wilderness to the north of the country, Kenya has it all. Did we mention two of the world’s most fascinating cities, Nairobi and Mombasa?

You may be surprised to hear that there are around forty golf courses in Kenya and the game took off thanks to Aussie Peter Thomson who inaugurated the Kenya Open Golf Championship back in 1967. The event still takes place at Karen Country Club and Muthaiga Golf Club, home of the Kenya Golf Union. The Kenya Open has also been held at Royal Nairobi Golf Club which dates back more than 100 years, so golf is no newcomer to Kenya.

We last updated our Top 10 rankings for Kenya in April 2019.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Kenya

Vipingo Ridge

1st Kenya Ranking

Situated less than an hour’s drive north of downtown Mombasa, the Baobab golf course is the first of two 18-hole layouts planned for an ambitious residential development at Vipingo Ridge...

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Muthaiga

2nd Kenya Ranking

The Kenyan Open was held here from 1969 to 2002 and during its time at Muthaiga Golf Club, the competition was won by a trio of golfers who would go on to become Masters Champions...

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Karen

3rd Kenya Ranking

Karen Country Club is located close to Karen Blixen’s house, which is now a museum dedicated to the late Danish author whose memoir, Out of Africa, was her most famous work.

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Sigona

4th Kenya Ranking

Designed by the accomplished English course designer Tom Simpson and opened in 1938, Sigona Golf Club lies near the Rift Valley, some six and a half thousand feet above sea level.

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Windsor

5th Kenya Ranking

Some say the course at the Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club is one of Africa's very best. Designed to championship standard and threading its way beautifully through forest and coffee farms.

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Nyali

6th Kenya Ranking

Wild animals still roam around and the occasional vervet monkey (Nyali Golf & Country Club's mascot as displayed on its logo) can still be spotted during a round.

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Limuru

7th Kenya Ranking

Golf at Limuru Country Club began as far back as 1926 but the current course opened in 1952 with the inaugural round played by Dai Rees and Harry Weetman.

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Great Rift Valley

8th Kenya Ranking

Laid out on the side of the Eburru Escarpment, on a remarkably flat plateau, the Great Rift Valley golf course measures a modest 6,580 yards and its routing weaves in and out of a number of small residential clusters...

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Leisure Lodge

9th Kenya Ranking

The 18-hole championship course at Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Resort – home to the largest annual amateur event in Kenya, the Diani Beach Masters – is part of a huge facility on the shores of the Indian Ocean...

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Thika Greens

10th Kenya Ranking

Laid out by DDV Design Group in 2008, the 18-hole course at Thika Greens Golf Resort is the centrepiece of a gated community located on the outskirts of the industrial town of Thika. The layout’s main downside is the routing where there are some very long walks between greens and tees.

Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Reviewed
1 Jim McCann Courses Reviewed 4
2 Stuart Eastwood Courses Reviewed 2
3 Guenther Courses Reviewed 2
4 Joe Wainaina Courses Reviewed 1
5 Geoff Masterson Courses Reviewed 1
6 James Kenyon Courses Reviewed 1
7 Stephen Killick Courses Reviewed 1