Golf tourism is a treasure trove for Kenya that is waiting to be found

Vipingo Ridge
Vipingo Ridge

This week I thought I would revisit sports tourism related to golf.

Kenya is a nation with some of the most diverse landscapes in the world and is therefore a perfect destination for the golf fanatic to carry their clubs while enjoying the stunning scenery that the country has to offer.

Golf tourism is definitely gaining popularity every year, according to the Global Golf Trade Organisation (IAGTO). This unique trend in sport tourism continues to register a steady growth in the overall global tourism industry and, in line with Vision 2030, the Kenya Tourism Board appears keen on dramatically increasing its tourist arrivals.

Here are some of the top courses in the country that are well worth a visit, according to travel site www.jovago.com.  Definitely one of Kenya’s best golfing destinations, Vipingo is home to a five-star private residential development overlooking the Indian Ocean in Kilifi, about 100 kilometres from Mombasa, and the 18-hole, par 72 course was designed and laid out by Wimbledon legend David Jones and constructed to USGA’s championship standards.

Read more at: Daily Nation

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