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WELCOME TO THE HOME OF GOLF
Muthaiga Golf Club, proudly called the Home of Golf by its elite membership, is in many ways the ultimate embodiment of Kenya’s unique marriage ancient golf tradition and a modern 18 hole championship golf course.
As this club prepares to celebrate its long-awaited centenary, Muthaiga G.C. has also been reborn as one of the most prestigious and challenging courses in the region.
The force behind this renaissance is an extensive course reconstruction by the celebrated South African course designer Peter Matkovich, which in 2004 returned Muthaiga to prominence as the finest course with the fastest greens in East Africa.
Winding through the lush woodlands of Karura Forest, Muthaiga Golf Club offers a great ambiance with numerous lakes and ponds.
The water features are a breeding ground for Egyptian Geese and other fauna. Monkeys frolic around on the 522 yards dog legged.
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|Golf season||All year round|
|No of holes / tees||18|
|No of tees||18|
|Tees & Fairways||Kikuyu Grass|
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|Golf apperel - Collared Shirt & Slacks||yes|
|Metal spikes allowed||no|
|Rental Clubs available||yes|
|Rental Carts available||yes|
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Muthaiga Golf Club was incorporated as a Company Limited by guarantee on 29th September 1943. The Club has however been in existence and serving its members as early as 1920′s when available records show Mr. J.A. Morrison as the president of the Club and Mr. W.T. Shapley as the Golf Captain in 1922.
The Club then served white highlands settlers communities with such notable members as Lord Delamere in the 1930′s. The Club operated as one with its neighboring Muthaiga Country Club hosting visiting dignitaries tour of duty from colonial offices in Britain and others seeking leisure and adventure.
The course evolved from mere clearings that served as fairways and greens to a modern golf course of local and international reputation.
In 1967 the first major golf tournament which is today known as Kenya Open Golf tournament was held at Muthaiga Golf Club. It was so successful that it has been held here ever since. As this tournament attracted players from outside Kenya, the course name has been carried internationally by those golfing alumni who have grown to be household names in the golfing fraternity. Among the notable names include:- David Jones, Bobby Locke, Bob Charles, Ian Woosman, Vijay Singh, Sam Torrance, Sandy Lyle, Sevi Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Bill Casper and many others.
The club membership has over the years expressed their determination to modernize the course, to address various aspects of the course to make it more enjoyable to play on, create features that enhance its aesthetic appeal and incorporate modern technology for efficient management.
In 2001, the Club engaged services of the famous South African Golf Course Design and Architect Peter Matkovich of Matkovich & Hayes and on November 6, 2004 the course was officially opened by His Excellency the President, Patron of The Kenya Golf union and a member of Muthaiga Golf Club Hon. Mwai Kibaki.
Since then many new lakes have been incorporated in the course design and Muthaiga Golf Club now has the most water features, while boasting the fastest greens.
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