Vipingo Ridge – Baobab Course

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Course Information

18 holes, par 72
Altitude: 125 metres (410 feet)
Tee distance (championship): 7,314 yards
Tee distance (men’s): 6,881 yards
Tee distance (ladies’): 6,483 yards
Course rating (SSS): 75, 74, 73
Opened: 1st August 2009
Designer: David Jones

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Kenya’s latest, possibly greatest, course has all the experts talking. From the velvet greens to our iconic clubhouse, Vipingo’s Baobab Course brings a new dimension of golf to East Africa.

Nestled between the shimmering Indian Ocean and the rolling green hills of the Kenyan heartland, a landscape of lush, expansive beauty provides the setting for Vipingo Ridge, the newest and most striking addition to Africa’s great golf courses.

The Baobab Course, the first of Vipingo Ridge’s two 18-hole courses, is built to the most exacting international standards, with panoramic ocean views to the east and sunsets over the vast African interior to the west.

A meandering system of water features runs through the course, giving a real risk-reward quality to many holes, while creating new natural habitats for the region’s vibrant birds and wildlife. Extensive fairway modeling and planting of indigenous trees ensure that every hole has strategic elements to bring interest and enjoyment for all golfers. The fickle monsoon breezes make this 72-par course an even greater challenge.

The signature 16th hole is a fantastic par four with six different tees down to a broad landing area beside a glittering lake. An uphill second shot features a cascading stream along the left of the fairway, with strategic bunkers to be avoided to find the large green.

A huge practice area with well-spaced target greens allows golfers to replicate any conceivable shot on the course, and, at almost 300 metres in length, the driving range contains the longest of hitters.

Nearest hotels

  • North Coast Hotel (10 mins)
  • Mnarani Club (20 mins)
  • Serena Beach Hotel (25 mins)
  • Kilifi Bay Hotel (30 mins)

Clubhouse Information

  • Golf clubs and buggies for hire
  • 300m driving range with target greens
  • Two large putting greens, chipping green with bunker
  • Pro-shop
  • Locker rooms with showers and towels
  • Restaurant, bar, rooftop terrace
  • Friday club nights
  • Please enquire for short term rentals of private residences on the estate.