Vipingo Ridge Resort (Baobab course)

Vipingo Ridge Rd,

nr Kikambala, Kilifi County

  • Office

    +254 41 501 5004
  • Pro shop

    +254 733 155 155
  • Golf pro

    Saleem Haji (PGA, Director of Golf and Head Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined and open parkland.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and bushland.

  • Designer:

    David Jones from Northern Ireland.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7314
6881
6483
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.0
74.0
73.0

Location

Latitude:

-3.790245

Longitude:

39.791814

How to get there:

3 km W of Kikambala / 35 km NE of Mombasa.

35 km north of Mombasa on the Mombasa-Malindi Highway.

Vipingo Ridge Resort (Baobab course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2009

Vipingo Ridge Resort is home to a highly-rated tree-lined parkland layout known as the Baobab course (it is the only course here). This Kenyan Stay&Play opportunity is located a three kilometres inland from the coast, close to the village of Kikambala, a full hour's drive north of Mombasa.

Built to PGA championship standards, it is the newest golf course on the Kenyan coast. The two nine-loops head south from the modern clubhouse, with plenty of red-sand bunkering and a few small ponds to be wary of along the way. And don't be surprised to see some of the local residents dropping in to watch you play ... these might include giraffe, zebra, impala, eland, oryx and water buck.

Stay&Play at Vipingo Ridge: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: 4,500 Kenyan shillings (c.US$30).

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Use of a caddie is mandatory. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Vipingo's secure, walled estate provides a safe sanctuary for the estate's wildlife. Eleven specially trained rangers monitor and protect the animals, ensuring there is a positive symbiosis between them, the environment and Vipingo Ridge’s members and guests.

Vipingo Ridge's Baobab course is named after the iconic baobab tree, an important multipurpose food tree of the semi-arid and sub-humid zones of sub-Saharan Africa. The long-living baobab tree has a short swollen trunk, wide-spreading branches and a large round canopy.

Almost all parts of the baobab are useful for human life, especially the fruit and leaves. The whitish fruit pulp has five times the vitamin C concentration of oranges and is also high in several vital minerals.

Where2Stay

  • Vipingo Ridge Golf Villas

    Vipingo Ridge Rd, nr Kikambala, Kilifi County.

    +254 700 337 489

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    Vipingo Ridge offers 69 spacious en-suite rooms divided over 22 villas, inspired by an Arabic and Swahili theme. You can choose between 2, 3 and 4 room villas, either with a private plunge pool or use of the communal pool.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Vipingo Ridge

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Leisure Lodge (32 km)

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