Golf at the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf resort

Golf at the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf resort

The 18 holes championship golf resort and course are set at an altitude of 7000 feet in Eburru hills, a small hill that commands a sweeping view of different natural formations on the floor of the great rift valley the most outstanding being lake Naivasha, Mt Longonot, Aberdare ranges and Mau escarpments.  The great rift valley golf resort is one of the premium accommodation facilities for travelers visiting the Lake Naivasha region known for its beautiful sceneries of flora and fauna. The golf resort is the most ideal spot to choose and relax from the long bush game drives or business activities in the capital of Nairobi just 90 minutes away.


Course lay out

The great rift valley golf course is an international standard golf course ideal for testing your golfing skills. The course has some of the longest holes covering 6182 yards through breathtakingly adventurous sights. Most of the holes here are treelined with several water features. The 17th hole is the signature hole and the longest hole covering about 558 yards which offer quite a challenging task to test your finishing power. The 446 yards 6th hole is the longest in the front nine. Having been designed with multiple tees, the great rift valley golf course is an ideal option for both experienced and amateur golfers who want to develop their skills in the swing. In addition, there is a separate practice putting and chipping greens.

The resort offers golf classes for complete beginners at very affordable prices.


The golf course has a good maintainance with a reliable water system that keep the green throughout the year. The grass here is mainly composed of enchantingly contoured kikuyu grass. All hole are superbly bunkered and the five water features creating a unique tranquil abode.



  • On weekdays visitors pay ksh 3500 and ksh 2500 when signed in by a club member/ when booked for accommodation at the golf resort.
  • During weekends you will pay ksh 5000 for visitors and ksh 3500 for guest booked in the golf resort/ club members.

 Why go golfing at the great rift valley golf lodge and resort

a.      Exceptional accommodation onsite

The rift valley golf resort is one of the best golf resorts in  Kenya. The resorts set on the slopes of a dormant volcano is a great places to relax off long game drives in a region that commands a vista view of scenic natural formations from all directions. This resort was in 2020 voted Kenya best golf resort for the world golf awards.

b.      Plenty of flora and fauna

Every inch taken in the golf course present a rare opportunity to sight different fauna and avifauna species. The most common encounter is the sights of zebras foraying in the course green especially in the morning and evening hours. The five water features are refuge for waterbirds. As you make the shots you will often enjoy fascinating views of flocks of Flocks of Black-headed Oriole, Fischers Lovebirds and Egyptian geese sun themselves in the green fairways by the pool side.

c.       Quality golf course with proper maintenance

The great rift valley golf course has a team of staffs tasked to maintain the bunkers and remove weeds from the fairways. The golf course is also fitted with a reliable water system that makes it an all weathers golf destination.

d.      Its one of the most affordable and easy to book options

With less than 50 USD you can book your tee time o play 18 holes in this golf course. Additionally, the golf course is on of the few properly maintained golf courses that you do not require to be signed in  by an existing member to book.

e.      Good for learners

The rift valley lodge and golf resort has a team of golf trainers who will assist you learn your way in the swing. the golf course also has a practice range where you can practice golfing on your own

f.        Good for a combined golfing and bush safari

The golf resort is situated less than 40 minutes from Hells gate national park one of Kenya best destinations for walking excursions and 2 hrs drive from Lake Nakuru which is one of Kenya premium attractions for game viewing. Lake bogoria which is one of Kenya’s famous flamingo spot is just 3 hours drive away. In addition, the rift valley golf resort would be a good stopover for travelers moving from  Masai Mara to Samburu, aberdares or saiwa park


What to do beyond the golf course

There are a number of extra activities you can engage when you are not playing in the golf course. This will as well keep your family/ escorting friends occupied throughout your stay.

  • Go for a safari. The hotel offer a number of group and private day trips to hells gate, Lake Nakuru , Lake Bogoria and Lake Elementaita. Some these excursions comes at a very affordable rate of about 45 USD per person.
  • Play tennis. The facility has two clay tennis courts which are properly maintained and built in the best standards.
  • Go hiking to the peak of Eburru. The peak of the small active volcano boost a sweeping view of three main lakes in the great valley- Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementaita. As you ascend, you will come into encounter with rare animals like colobus monkeys, Eastern mountain bongo and a number of avifauna species. At the edge of the forest there is an active steam vent which forms the perfect spot to relax and have a natural steam bath after a hike.
  • Go biking. You can rent a bike in the facility and ride through Eburru forest leading to several encounters with wildlife and birds as well as great views of sceneries in the great rift valley.
  • Horse Horse back adventure through the walking track is offered at an affordable rate. The horses are well trained and safe for riding by children.
  • Go for a nature walk at Crescent Island. Emerging at the edge of Lake Naivasha is a small peninsula that is part of a rim of a volcano. Marked with sights of beautiful flora the park is one of the best places to go relaxing outdoors after spending moments in the golf course. Crescent island is possibly the only place in Kenya where you can get quality game views while on a walking safari with the park hosting an impressive population of giraffes, buffalos, impalas, grant gazelles, warthogs and Zebras. There is no fence separating the park from the lake and you can easily spot hippos honk in the waters as well as coming into encounter with bird scenes.
  • Get a massage. You can book a moment of relaxation in the spa where you can get soul healing body treatments
  • The resort has a clean and well maintained swimming that is good for all ages.