One of Kenya’s best kept secrets is its numerous golf courses. Few places in the world offer such perfect ingredients for a fantastic golf holiday, as Kenya does. The opportunity to play your favorite game, to see wildlife (sometimes on the course!) and to relax on the beautiful white sandy beaches all during the same holiday is unique. There are over 40 golf courses in Kenya. The weather in Kenya is perfectly suited for golf and allows for all year round golfing. Many courses are at an altitude of more than 1500 meters (5000ft) truly giving you an additional 10% yardage to your stroke. One of the most appealing features of golfing in Kenya is the variety. From the beach clubs set among palms and casuarinas with stunning views of the beautiful Indian Ocean, to those dominated by the perennial snow cap of Mount Kenya each course demonstrates a distinctive flavor and appeal. Friendly, knowledgeable and inexpensive caddies available.
This itinerary can be ideally combined with a safari and/or beach extension.
Day 1: Nairobi
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and proceed to the Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club, the only hotel in Nairobi with a championship golf course as its front lawn. The Windsor offers a complete accommodation and golfing experience. The Windsor’s 18 hole championship course threads its way through coffee farms and indigenous forest, it boasts of lush, springy fairways, fast true greens and an array of water hazards. In addition, the bird life is abundant and you will also encounter Sykes monkeys and the occasional dik dik as you play. Dinner and overnight at Windsor.
Day 2: Nairobi
After breakfast play a round of golf at Windsor followed by lunch at the Windsor Terrace or Poolside. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure to either enjoy the other amenities offered by the club. These include tennis, two squash courts, steam, sauna, heated pool, in-house videos and bird walks to name a few. Dinner and overnight at Windsor.
Day 3: Nairobi
Start with an early breakfast then proceed to Muthaiga Golf Club, one of Kenya’s pioneer golf courses that has for many years, hosted the country’s most prestigious golf events, the Kenya Open, where upcoming and returning pros compete in the African leg of the European Challenge Tour. A good number of well known golfing personalities such as Vijay Singh, Seve Ballesteros and Ian Woosnam have made this a successful stop enroute to the European Tour. Afternoon excursions to the City of Nairobi, Karen Blixen Museum, National Museum available on request. Dinner will be at a local restaurant. Overnight at Windsor.
Day 4: Nairobi – Mombasa
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Mombasa. Arrive Mombasa International Airport in one hour and transfer to Serena Beach Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Serena Beach Hotel.
Day 5: Mombasa
After breakfast, transfer to Vipingo Ridge, one of Kenyas’ newest 18 hole golf courses and has been built to international standards, with the world renowned USGA specification being used for all aspects of the course. A meandering system of waterfalls, lakes and streams runs through the course giving a real risk-reward quality to many holes and also creating new natural habitats for birds and wildlife. After lunch head back to Serena Beach Hotel and spend rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Serena Beach Hotel.
Day 6: Mombasa
After breakfast, transfer to Nyali Golf & Country Club for a round of golf. Nyali Golf & Country Club is a coastal course, lined with flowering trees and featuring impeccably maintained fairways and some of the fastest greens in Kenya. This challenging championship course offers testing short rough and numerous doglegs, providing a multitude of individual challenges for the seasoned golfer. After lunch, enjoy the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the hotel as you soak in the sun on the white sandy beach or by the pool enjoying stunning views of the ocean. In the evening, get to experience the Tamarind dhow. Sip on cocktails as the dhow gently sails past the old town of Mombasa to watch the sunset. Dinner is prepared by the chefs, as you enjoy the sunset and listen to the music of a live band. After a delicious meal, the anchor is dropped. Dance to the strains of the resident band, returning to the jetty for transfer back to Serena Beach hotel for overnight stay.
Day 7: Mombasa – Nairobi
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight back to Nairobi for your onward travel arrangements.