Nyali Golf & Country Club

The home of golf on Kenya’s coast, Nyali is a true seaside paradise, its perfectly formed greens flanked by flamboyant flame trees, its fairways alive with troops of vervet monkeys.

Located in the leafy Nyali suburb of Mombasa, Nyali Golf & Country Club is a traditional coastal course, lined with flowering trees and featuring impeccably maintained fairways and some of the fastest greens in Kenya. Its central location offers easy access to Mombasa’s world-class beach resorts, watersports centres, shops and restaurants – while the evocative 15th century landmarks of Fort Jesus and Mombasa’s Old Town are just a short drive away.

Designed by Monty Lowry and first played in 1958, this challenging championship course offers testing short rough and numerous doglegs, providing a multitude of individual challenges for the seasoned golfer. The closely mown, well-watered fairways are comprised of a mixture of Mozambique Polana and Pemba grasses, while the lush, finely contoured greens are laid with Polana. In championship conditions, the greens regularly run at over 10 feet on the ‘Stimpmeter’.

There are five par threes which all have a degree of chance for the badly hit shot. Monsoon winds can be either a help or a hindrance, turning easy par fours into tricky par fives – particularly for the higher handicap golfer. Few players have been able to break the course’s 71 par.

Nyali has a 280-metre driving range and a practice area with two practice putting greens and a chipping green. There is also a six-hole par 3 junior course, the only facility of its kind in Kenya. The club has a very friendly policy for young golfers and has the largest number of junior members in the country.

Nearest hotels

  • Bahari Beach Hotel (4km)
  • Mombasa Beach Hotel (5km)
  • Nyali International Beach Hotel (3km)
  • Reef Hotel (6km)
  • Tamarind Village (5km)
  • Voyager Beach Resort (4km)
  • Whitesands Beach Hotel (10km)
  • English Point Marina and Hotel (opening 2012) (6km)

Clubhouse Information

  • Club rental
  • 280m driving range
  • Two putting greens, one chipping green
  • Pro-shop with wide range of accessories
  • Changing rooms with showers and towels
  • Swimming pool, gym, tennis and squash courts
  • Restaurant and well-stocked bar

Members only: Wednesdays and Thursday 1pm onwards

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