The Royal Nairobi Golf Club is the oldest golf society in Kenya, founded in 1906. The original 9-hole course with sand greens was expanded to a fully grassed 18 holes in the 1920s. The Nairobi Club, as it was originally called, hosted the first East African Ladies’ championship in 1932 under the auspices of the Kenya Golf Union. Three years later, in Jubilee year, King George V granted the club royal title.
Today Royal Nairobi Golf Club possesses an 18-hole championship golf course, which totals to over 7200 yards from the back tees. It has a slope rating and a par of 72. The two nines, are relatively flat posing very different challenges given the fact that the course has different soil structures on both nines.
The major defence of the golf course is its length and several water features that come into play which have been introduced over the past few years. The most significant of these is the introduction of a large dam between holes number 15 and 16 which in addition to making the holes tougher, serve the purpose of augmenting the amount of water available for irrigation purposes. The par 3s are generally very tough holes and in addition our finishing stretch of 16, 17 and 18 makes for a worthy champion i any tournament.
Royal Nairobi Golf Club is the ultimate urban golf destination in Kenya on par with excellence. With one of the best manicured courses in Kenya, it offers golfers truly an unforgettable experience, for beginners and experienced golfers alike.
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