With its lush fairways threading through natural woodlands, this stunning course occupies a special place in the heart of historic Kenya on the site of Karen Blixen’s famous coffee estate.
- 18holes, par72
- Course ratings (SSS): men-72, ladies-72
- Altitude: 1,830
- Tee distance (championship): 6,924yards
- Tee distance (ladies): 5,707yards
- opened: 1993
- Designer: Jean Remy Martin
Karen Golf and Country Club smiles at the wit, but responds with one of the best –and most beautiful–walks anywhere in Africa, among lush indigenous forests, and pool sand wetlands bursting with birdlife, butterflies, sprays of flowers, and luminescent bougainvillea. As well as the area’s rich history (Karen Blixen’s home lies just beyond the second green) golfers will marvel at the little cameos of wildlife. Being near the equator above 1800 meters, the sunshine sparkles and your ball flies further through the cool highland air. There are no big hills to climb, but ample twists and turns and thoughtfully placed hazards to give big hitters a reality check.
Club house facilities include:
- Club and trolley rental
- 250-yard driving range
- Practice, chipping and bunker zone
- Restaurants and lounge
- Fully equipped pro-shop
- Changing rooms with showers