Nyali Golf Course
The Nyali golf and country club is the premier 18 hole course on the coast.
Clubs available for rent. Daily green fees applicable. Driving range available as well as putting range. 5 minutes by Taxi.
Nyali Golf & Country Club is conveniently situated within the posh residential area of Nyali.
It is close to the North Coast Hotels and lies 8 kms from the centre of Mombasa Island along the Links Road, so named because of the situation of the Course. It is a real Championship layout with impeccable Greens and some testing short rough.
There are five par threes all having a degree of chance for the badly hit shot. Monsoon winds at different times of the year can be either a help or a hindrance making an easy par for an almost difficult par five for the high handicap golfer.
The Baobab Golf Course at Vipingo Ridge
The Baobab Golf Course at Vipingo Ridge is Kenyas’ newest golf course and has been built to international standards, with the world renowned USGA specification being used for all aspects of the course.
The location of the course, having spectacular views of the Indian Ocean to the east and the vast African interior with its stunning sunsets to the west, gives golfers a fantastic visual of one of the most impressive areas of natural beauty in Kenya.
The course was designed by David Jones, a board member of the European Tour and former Kenya Open Champion and was also officially opened by him during an inaugural ceremony in August 2009.
A meandering system of waterfalls, lakes and streams runs through the course giving a real risk-reward quality to many holes and also creating new natural habitats for birds and wildlife. A computerized and fully automated irrigation system, fine Bermuda grass throughout the fairways and the greens, and state-of-the-art green-keeping equipment, guarantee that the undulating course is in great condition at all times.
Extensive fairway modeling and the planting of thousands of new trees has ensured that every hole has strategic elements to bring interest and enjoyment to ones game.
The already-in-use 300 metre driving range with targets and short-game greens, allows the golf enthusiast to replicate every conceivable type of shot.
Endorsed by Ian Woosnam OBE, a former world no 1 and US Masters winner, both The Baobab and The Palm 18-hole par 72 championship courses at Vipingo Ridge will bring an unparalleled new dimension to golf in East Africa
Visit Mombasa and stroll along asymmetrical streets lined with intricately carved mosques and historical buildings. Visit the Akamba Handicraft Centre, a source of products direct from the craftsmen. Proceed to the huge and famous Tusks over Moi Avenue erected in 1952 in honour of Queen Elizabeth II first visit to Kenya.
Dominating the entrance of Mombasa Harbour, Fort Jesus offers a panoramic view of the Old Town. Other places to visit include a drive on Mama Ngina Drive to see the giant baobab trees that live for about 1000 years, and a short walk through the Old Town gives you a chance to a maze of twisting alleyways, ornately carved doors and overhanging balconies. This ancient and impressive maze of architectural wonder will bring you to the Old Dhow Harbour, which is still occasionally used by Dhows from Arabia and India.
Lunch will be prepared by the Tamarind chefs and will be served whilst the dhow is at anchor in the tranquil waters of Tudor Creek. The Tamarind is well known for it’s excellent cuisine and particularly it’s seafood specialties. Vegetarian meals also available.
After lunch at the Tamarind, drive to Haller Park past the Mamba Village crocodile farm along the way. Enjoy the fascinating and world famous Haller Park. This is a former quarry that has now been transformed into a variety of recreational facilities including forests / nature trails and game sanctuaries, and crocodile and fish farms. See abundant wildlife including hippo, antelope, birds, reptiles, snakes, giant tortoises, crocodiles and giraffe.
In the late afternoon, board your transport back to Reef Hotel.
Spend a full day in Kisite, snorkeling in Kenya’s finest marine reserves, swimming with dolphins and eating the finest seafood in Kenya.