Karen Country Club has some unique
features that distinguish it from other golfing clubs in Kenya:
flowering shrubs, lakes and wetlands, outstanding indigenous trees and
many fine sporting amenities. As you approach the terrace from the
outside the country lodge styled clubhouse, what captivates your gaze is
a magnificent view of the elegant outstretched golf course with
beautiful flowerbeds, lush fairways and manicured greens.
seems to beckon you to go and experience the course, and that is just
one of the alluring features of the club. Situated at an altitude of
about 6000 feet in the green residential district of Karen, twelve miles
south of Kenya's capital city Nairobi, Karen Country club offers the
visitor one of the finest golf courses in the country, as well as a host
of other attractions.
Founded in 1937, Karen prides
itself in being one of the oldest golf clubs in Kenya. A large part of
the 18-hole course was built on the former coffee estate developed by
the Danish pioneer, Karen Blixen, whose life and times were depicted in
the lyrical film 'Out of Africa'. Indeed, the shade trees from her
coffee plantation still dominate parts of the golf course, eighty years
after they were planted.
The course is superbly maintained par 72 for
men and 73 for ladies, and a challenging 6934 yards in length from the
Men's Championship tees. Greens have been built to exact standards set
by American Professional Golf Association (PGA), with a newly
constructed environmentally protected water hazard, in front and to the
left of the par 3 14th hole. An extensive watering system ensures
excellent fairways even during the dry seasons.
With Nairobi's temperate
climate, you can play golf 365 days in a year in comfort, which is an
intangible asset that few golf courses in the world can claim. The
setting of the golf course is itself an inspiration. With the Ngong
hills as a backdrop, the course is much admired for its rich variety of
trees, indigenous forest, flowering shrubs, fauna and bird life.
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