Uganda has moved a long way forward since the days of Idi Amin and the country is enjoying a relative renaissance. With breathtaking mountains, equatorial rainforests, Lake Victoria – the world’s largest tropical lake, the mighty Nile and, of course, the country’s star attraction, the endangered mountain gorilla. Uganda is certainly an invigorated country and worthy of an open-minded look.
The Uganda Golf Union with guidance from the R&A is helping to further develop golf in Uganda at grass roots level and the country already boasts some 15 courses. In fact, as you fly into Entebbe Airport you’ll spot Garuga Golf Club close to the shore of Lake Victoria. We’d like to feature Garuga Golf Club and the Uganda Golf Club at Kampala on the Top 100 website at some future point, but we’re still researching and trying to find out more about golf in Uganda. In the meanwhile, if you know about either course, have played golf in Uganda recently or have any golf course photos of Garuga or Uganda (Kampala), we’d love to hear from you.
At the beginning of 2016, we learned that Kevin Ramsey of Golfplan had completed the first nine of a new course at Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort, on the shores of Lake Victoria, grassed with SeaSpay paspalum tees and fairways and A-4 creeping bent greens. In the autumn of 2018, an additional nine holes were introduced for the Serena Open, with the 18th hole now playing to an island green situated right in front of the clubhouse.