Nyali Golf & Country Club – Beware of the dik-dik
6510 yards – par 71 – 18 holes
Nyali Golf and Country Club’s championship golf course is the first 18 holes on Kenya’s coast. This is a gently rolling course with a decent mixture of right and left doglegs and shallow fairway bushes.
Players will see an abundance of wildlife including dik-dik and bands of vervet monkeys, the club’s mascot, frolicking about the course. The course displays a number of beautiful flowering trees, including the flamboyant Flame tree, originally from Madagascar.
Leisure Lodge Golf Club – Beware of the crocs
5833 meters – par 72 – 18 holes
It is the only golf course on Kenya’s south coast, on Diani Beach.
It is one of the most challenging courses in Kenya. The course features American style bunkers. Tifdwarf, tifgreen and pennlinks grasses, imported from the United States of America are used for the tees, fairways and greens respectively.
There are two water holes. The first is a manmade lake, converted from an old quarry and holds 70 million liters (15 million gallons) and is the source for the course-wide pop-up sprinkler system. The finishing hole is a 547 yard par five dogleg, with a lake with live crocodiles planned for it.
Mombasa Golf Club
9 holes – Length Front nine: 2,888 yards/ Back nine: 2,949 yards – Par N/A
The Mombasa Club was started in 1911 – It is one of the eldest courses in Kenya,
The front nine is the most interesting to play, especially because of the beautiful coral reef with the powdery white sand beach & the surrounding Indian Ocean.
It also hosts an annual Coast Open tournament usually in August.
Malindi Golf & Country Club – Beware of the sun!
11 holes and 15 tees
On the North Coast, 117 Km from Mombasa and 500 Km from Nairobi.
It is advisable to play in the early morning or late afternoon.