The Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort has been awarded Africa’s & Kenya’s Best Golf Hotel gongs for 2016 by the World Golf Awards. The formal announcement and presentations took place at the Conrad Algarve, Portugal, during the weekend November 11th-13th, 2016.
The World Golf Awards have for the third year celebrated excellence in golf tourism, world standard courses and of course, world standard destinations.
The Great Rift Valley golf course lies 12 km off the Nairobi to Nakuru highway on the slopes of Eburru Range. From the golf course one can view the Mount Longonot volcano, Lake Naivasha, the Mau escarpment, Mt Kipipiri and the Aberdare ranges. Built to USGA specs with “tiffgreen” grass, the course has 3 par 5’s, 11 par 4’s and 4 par 3’s with the 3rd hole par 3 the most spectacular. Every golf hole is a challenge, with the par 5 – 17th the “signature” hole being 654 yards from the championship tee.
“These two gongs are a real boost to Kenya’s image as a major tourist destination, and especially so, the golf market. Great Rift Valley Lodge has consistently set very high standards, and for all involved, we are extremely happy and humbled that all the investment is coming to fruition. We shall not rest on our laurels, but keep on raising the bar,” added Heritage Hotels CEO, Mohammed Hersi.
The 3rd annual World Golf Awards is part of World Travel Awards, currently celebrating its 23rd anniversary. Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort has previously received the 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 World Tourism Awards as Kenya’s Best Golf Resort. The resort was also Kenya’s Best Golf Hotel in the World Golf Awards’ 2015 presentation.
About Heritage Hotels: Heritage Hotels Ltd is one of Kenya’s leading safari companies, with over 30 years of experience in managing a portfolio of seven luxury properties, including Mara Explorer, Kipungani Explorer, Mara Intrepids, Samburu Intrepids, the Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort, Voyager Beach Resort and Voyager Ziwani Camp. Heritage is renowned for the blue-ribbon offering for today’s discerning travellers, including premier class services, optional “extras” and good relations with neighbouring communities, while always committed to nurturing and protecting the fragile eco-system.