Since it opened in 2000, the Great Rift Valley Golf Course has earned a reputation as one of the most challenging and breathtakingly beautiful of all Africa’s championship courses. Set on the slopes of a small dormant volcano with unspoilt scenery in all directions, most holes on this course enjoy stunning views of mountains, plains, lakes and both escarpments of the Rift Valley itself. The 18-hole course is laid out around the Great Rift Valley Lodge and along the fairways are 80 generously spaced privately owned homes, some of which are let out to hotel guests. The front nine holes of the course enjoy the best views, but the back nine are where guests will find the more challenging and exciting golf! One recent guest at the course wrote, “This is a great course! The four finishing holes are the best and hardest we have seen anywhere.”
The quality of the greens is very high and regarded by most golfers who have played here as the best in Kenya. There is rich birdlife on the course and true to Kenya’s reputation as the “birthplace of Safari” guests will even see a visiting zebra wandering across the fairways!
Between the lush fairways, the sweeping vistas and the high-quality service, the Great Rift Valley Golf Course is a worthwhile destination. With every inch of the 6,580-yard course looking out over the shimmering expanse of the world’s largest valley, this is clearly a course for golfers who like to reflect seriously on their game.
Golf lessons available