Map of 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 Zambian rankings in April 2019 – our top six of the best are listed below.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Zambia


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...


Average Reviewers Score:


2nd 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”...


Average Reviewers Score:


3rd 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...


Average Reviewers Score:


4th Zambia Ranking

Commissioned by Union Gold Zambia, the Bonanza golf course was designed by Peter Matkovich and his associate Louis van der Walt and it’s the centrepiece of an upmarket residential development on the northeastern outskirts of Lusaka.


5th 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...


Average Reviewers Score:


6th 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...


Average Reviewers Score:

Zambia Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Steve Starika Courses Played 3
2 paulofchester Courses Played 2
= Tom Garvey Courses Played 2
4 RM61 Courses Played 1
= Heinrich du Preez Courses Played 1
= Brian Courses Played 1
= Les Coetzee Courses Played 1
= William Scott Courses Played 1