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Kenya a World Class Golfing Destination

All India, 12th February 2015 : Golf is one competitive sport that is gaining traction in Kenya. The first golf course in the country was built in the 1900s by the British colonials. Kenya is famous for wildlife safaris, beautiful scenery and excellent white sand beaches, but also has developed as a major sporting hub in East Africa. There are over 42 Golf courses stretched across the country, at least twelve of which have hosted major tournaments and are considered to be of international standard.

The attraction of Kenya as both a golfing and tourist destination has been buoyed by its favourable climate which is a mixture of tropical and highland climate. The warm and sunny conditions make the country a great relaxation and sporting destination.

Kenya’s weather is ideal for golf all year round making it one of the world’s top golfing destinations.

Golf is undoubtedly one of the world’s best travelling sports. Golf offers the chance to relax and unwind in a natural environment while participating in a highly competitive and skilled game. Kenya is the best choice for the travellers who look for a wide range of golf courses, combined with world class standards and services.

The golf and country clubs have the best facilities and high quality services built on Kenya’s reputation for welcoming warmth. Most of the courses in Kenya have been designed using the natural landscape, which means that a round of golf in these world class golf courses is a nature walk in itself, with profusion of flora and fauna in and around the courses.

A variety of smaller courses offer unique geographical quirks for the connoisseur: from “Kenya’s only uphill course” on the slopes of Nakuru’s extinct Menengai volcano; to Mount Kenya Safari Club, where the Equator and a rich variety of wildlife cross the fairways; to one of the unlikeliest courses you’ll ever come across on the salt-encrusted shores of Lake Magadi.

Kenya’s golf courses stretch from the beautiful sun-baked beaches of the warm Indian ocean, to the spectacular Great Rift Valley, with its volcanic remnants and visible layers of the earth’s history in the making, to the green central highlands sporting Africa’s second highest mountain peak, to the lush and fertile tea country of the west. One of the most appealing features of golfing in Kenya is the variety found from course to course.

The capital city of Kenya, Nairobi is a modern city in the middle of hills, verdant forest and savannah plains. The combination of a modern cosmopolitan city and natural environs make Nairobi a perfect golfing destination. There are seven 18-hole courses including the historical Royal Nairobi Golf Club which came into existence in 1906, and the Muthaiga Golf Club which is home to the Kenya Open – A European PGA event.

The second highest peak in Africa, Mt. Kenya is home to one of the best golfing experiences in the world. This is where the prestigious Mt. Kenya Safari Club is located. The course at the club is a nine-hole golf course, which opens to an African jungle and sighting gazelles, monkeys, and giraffes while teeing is a common sight. It is the only place in the world where you can tee off in the northern hemisphere and putt out in the Southern as the club is not only built on lush green slopes of Mt. Kenya, but also directly on the equator.

A golfing holiday in Kenya would certainly be a memorable experience, where else can you get the opportunity to jump from the southern hemisphere and back again?

Mt. Kenya’s Safari Club gives the travellers a chance as the equator actually crosses the tennis court and golf course. If traditional are to be believed, a special occasion between the two hemispheres dictates to you long lasting happiness. This really sounds exciting so why not experience it yourself by taking up a golfing safari in Kenya.

For more information please contact:
Kenya Tourism Board       www.magicalkenya.com
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