Sigona Golf Club

off the A104,

Sigona, Kiambu County

  • Office

    +254 (0)20 202 0518/9
  • Pro shop

    +254 722 600 325

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Original 9-hole design by Mr Berkley-Matthews with later revisions by English architect Tom Simpson. Extended to 18 holes in the late 1960s.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6892
5853
Par
72
74
SSS or slope
72.0
71.0

Location

Latitude:

-1.223413

Longitude:

36.662547

How to get there:

1.5 km N of Gitaru / 20 km NW of central Nairobi.

Sigona Golf Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1938

Sigona Golf Club, home to a rather ordinary and unpretentious tree-lined parkland layout, was originally carved out of a wattle plantation in 1938. English expat Mr Berkley-Mathews took care of the design and construction, while renowned designer Tom Simpson made some later revisions.

Sitting near the Rift Valley at an altitude of 6,600 feet, Sigona receives more than average amounts of rainfall, allowing the course to remain lush and green year round. Course description, images and other details to follow soon.
List of courses: Kenya

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays Ksh 3,500; weekends Ksh 4,000.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Caddies available.

Did you know?

Sigona Golf Club achieved some notoriety with the dawning of the Mau Mau Uprising (aka the Kenya Emergency or Mau Mau Revolt, 1952-60). Club founder, Jack Berkley-Matthews was shot dead by Mau Mau rebels in the Clubhouse in 1954. He was one of 32 Europeans killed by Mau Mau fighters during the rebellion.

In the early 1960s, after having been refused admission to other golf clubs in the area, the Japanese Ambassador to Kenya joined Sigona. This provided an impetus for other Japanese expats to join, and explains the good-size Japanese membership Sigona enjoys today.

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