The “finest golf course in the East African region”, the Baobab Course at Vipingo Ridge is the perfect setting for golfers of all abilities. Designed by David Jones, a past winner of the Kenya Open and a Director of the European Tour, the course is located high on a ridge to take advantage of the cooler temperatures and off shore breezes. Vapingo Ridge offers spectacular views, numerous water features and challenges golfers of all abilities.
The Boabab is the first of two planned 18-hole courses, and is the only PGA accredited course in East Africa.
The resort on the North Cost of Mombasa, less than an hour’s drive from Mombasa Airport and town centre. Built on a 2,500 acre former sisal estate, the property rises from just above sea level to a 140 metre high ridge before falling off again to the scenic lake and game conservation area to the west of the site. There is plenty of birds, flora and fauna to enjoy on the course and the attractive design incorporates a number of water features. The course is always in excellent condition thanks to the computerised irrigation system, fine Bermuda grass and state of the art green-keeping equipment.
The signature hole is the Par 4, 16th which has a tight fairway leading to a raised green. The approach shot requires great care to avoid the sand traps surrounding the front and back of the green and water guarding the left edge.
Vipingo Ridge has a compulsory caddy scheme for all visitors. Working with the local community, the golf club offers caddy training and work for street children and young adults. By hiring a caddy you are supporting this important initiative and helping to bring opportunity and self esteem to local young people.
For more information about Kenya golfing holidays and playing at Vipingo Ridge, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 919 412 56 (Asia) to speak to our Africa golf holidays team.
Vipingo Ridge Golf Course Information
- Holes: 18
- Par: 72
- Type: Parkland
- Length Mens: 6873 yds
- Length Ladies: 5580 yds
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