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.

SSS or slope






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.

List of courses: Kenya


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


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.


  • Vipingo Ridge Golf Villas

    Vipingo Ridge Rd, nr Kikambala, Kilifi County.

    +254 700 337 489

    Visit website

    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:


    • Golf within 30 km:

      Leisure Lodge (32 km)

Find a course



124th US Open: the No.2 Course at Pinehurst once again plays host to this most illustrious championship (June 13-16). Wyndham Clark defends his title, having won at Los Angeles CC in 2023.

79th Women’s US Open: the second women’s major championship of the season gets underway at Lancaster CC in Pennsylvania. It’s the second time the championship has been held here.
(May 30-June 2).

Who's Who

Nelly Korda: won the Mizuho Americas Open (May 16-19) at Liberty National GC, continuing her extraordinary form in LPGA events. This was her sixth win in seven starts in 2024.

Xander Schauffele: recorded his first major championship win, and second record-equalling low score of 62 in a major. Only he, Branden Grace, Rickie Fowler and Shane Lowry have achieved this feat in a men’s major championship.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Hamburger GC - Falkenstein, Germany

WINSTONgolf - Links course

Littlestone Golf Club (Kent, UK)