Kenya steps-out as a golf tourism destination

Date
March 10, 2021
Kenya has carved itself a niche as a golf tourism destination as it continues to host global golfing events. 

Popularly known as the “Home of Champions” for producing world champions in athletics, Kenya is starting to stand out as the next golfing hotspot and is now attracting enthusiasts from around the globe.

Already, the nation has cemented its position as a top golfing destination in Africa, boasting over 40 world-class courses and a growing local and international fan base.

ACCOLADES
In 2020, Kenya was named Africa’s leading Golf Destination by World Golf Awards, beating countries like Morocco, Egypt, and South Africa which are considered as the cream of Africa in golf. At the same awards, Karen Country Club situated in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi was declared as Kenya’s best golf course while the Great Rift Valley Country Lodge and Golf Resort located in Naivasha picked up the award for being the country’s best golf resort.

Kenya is blessed with a number of well-manicured golf courses that boast international standards and offer players and fans alike a magical golfing experience.

EUROPEAN TOUR ANNUAL EVENT 
Each year, Kenya hosts a number of major International tournaments and several local golf championships. The annual Magical Kenya Open Championships is one of the competitions that have played a huge role in promoting the country as a golfing destination.

And it has recently been announced that the European Tour has added the Kenya Savannah Classic to its list of events for this year. The 72-hole stroke play event will take place from March 23-26 at Karen Country Club in Nairobi and come just two days after the conclusion of the Magical Kenya Open, held at the same venue.

Kenya steps-out as a golf tourism destination