Naivasha sports club

Naivasha sports club

The golf course is set along Moi avenue in Naivasha, a lake town 2 hrs from Nairobi the capital. Naivasha sports club was established during the colonial era alongside a football field and a basketball pitch. The facility mostly served the settler farmers who owned ranches in Nakuru with one of its founders being Lord Delamare, a pioneer British farmer remembered for his role in shaping the colony’s political landscape. Although the golf course is 9 holes its possible to create 18 holes experience from the layout.


The golf course

The par 36, 3109 yards 9 holes golf course is set in well distributed kikuyu grass greens. Even though there are no water features in the golf course most of the holes are surrounded by sand bunkers to give you quite a challenging experience.  Most of the holes are treelined and you will require to make more accurate shots to hit the green. Hole 5 and hole 8 are the winning holes in the golf course both par 5.  Hole 5 requires the longest shot of 628 yards in a single stroke. The 8th hole another par 5 hole is the second longest and quite a tough hole to test the finishing power. Here, there is a bush surrounding the green set on a slope with sand bunkers on sides.

The golf course has an old club house where you can procure different golf equipment.


Booking and charges

Naivasha sports club allow visitors to pay in their golf course at one of the most affordable rates in the country. to play nine holes. Here to play 9 holes you will pay Ksh 1200 and 18 holes Ksh 700 Caddies here are more affordable than in golf courses in Nairobi and at the coast. For 18 holes you can hire a caddy at Ksh 400 and 9 holes Ksh 200. For easy booking consider Enashipai resort and spa Naivasha which is a corporate member. It is important to note that slots are reserved on availability and therefore early booking is recommended.


Why you should choose Naivasha sports club

1.      It is an affordable choice

Besides the low rates for booking tee time Naivasha has more options of low cost accommodation than Nairobi or the Kenyan coast. Here, you can book a reliably good hotel at rates as low as 45 USD.

2.      Beautiful Natural scene

The golf course has a spectacular manicured green treelined with the beautiful yellow backed acacia trees. In addition, Naivasha sports club has a great view for Lake Naivasha one of Kenya largest fresh water lake spread out over 139 square kilometre area.


3.      Best for a combined golf and bush safari

Naivasha sports club is set in Nakuru region the second most popular safari circuit. Lake Nakuru National 60 kms from the golf course is one of Kenya big five destination. Lake Naivasha 20 minutes drive from the golf course is one of the rift valley lakes that host high birds concentrates mostly water birds. Other destinations that are accessible from the golf course include: Hells gate, Lake Elementaita and Lake Bogoria.


What to do beyond the golf course

Even though the golf course does not have other recreational facilities besides the basket ball pitch and a football field there is a lot to catch in nearby sites. These include:

  • Go for a boat ridding excursion. After spending the whole day in the golf course you can take an evening visit to the lake where you can go for a short boat excursion. Here, you will be able to view the beautiful natural forest sceneries that surround the lake as well as sighting hippos at a close range as they rest along the reed.
  • Bush walking at the crescent island. The tip is a mere 20 minutes drive from the golf course. Being one of the few destinations where there are no predators a visit to crescent island is one of the rare moments you will be permitted to track game on foot make it possible for you to view wildlife on close range . Some of the most popular wildlife found here include: giraffes, waterbucks, zebras and gazelles.
  • Go biking/ walking at Hells Gate National P The park situated 35 kms from the golf club has some of the fascinating natural scenes characterized by a breathtaking 50 km water soaked gorge, a rocky plug and a geothermal hot water spa. You can choose to go for a Gorge walk in the afternoon after spending the morning at the golf course.
  • Go hiking at Menengei C The caldera situated 92 kms from the golf course is the worlds second largest caldera that is still intact with a radius of approximately 12 kms. The crater is rich in flora and fauna. The crater visit is best combined with a trip to Lake Nakuru.
  • Go all out for a safari in Lake Nakuru National park. Though the 188 square kilometres small park has about a quarter of the area covered by the salty lake, Nakuru gives one of the best game drives you can have in Kenya. Notably, the park has one of the largest wildlife concentrates and is the best park in the country for sighting both black and white rhinos. You will be able to exhaustively transverse the park in 2-3 hrs.