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The first golf course in Kenya was the Nairobi Golf Club, it was started in 1906 when a nine-hole golf course and club house was started. The Royal Nairobi Golf Club ( "Royal" adapted by King George V ) was formed later with the addition of a further 9 holes. The club is located in Nairobi's Ngong Road, with a panoramic view of the Ngong Hills as one drives up to the club's entrance. The Golf Clubs first East African Ladies' championship was held in 1932 under the patronage of The Kenya Golf Union (K.G.U).
Over the years other golf courses have been developed, 36 in total some being only 9 hole courses. Of this number, 6 are with in easy driving distance of Nairobi. The newest one of these is the Windsor Golf Course - The superbly built 200 acre Windsor Hotel and Golf Club is definitely one of its kind in East Africa. Situated 17 kilometers from Nairobi, a visit to the Windsor Golf and Country Club is a must for, not only golfers, but anyone seeking luxury. Tees are well maintained to preserve their immaculate appearance. The Windsor Golf Club's course has an international standard with beautifully landscaped sand bunkers. The distance from the ladies' and men's tees is 5,580 and 7,277 yards respective.
The Windsor Golf and Country Club is just a 15-minute drive from the city centre of Nairobi, and a 45-minute drive from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The 18 hole Championship Windsor Course, designed by Tom Macauley, threads its way through coffee farms and indigenous forest, and boasts lush, springy fairways, fast, true greens, a sprinkling of challenging war hazards and 73 well located sand bunkers. The resort offers other sporting, health and fitness facilities as well as a shopping arcade with a large variety of products including golf equipment and sports wear.
Connoisseurs of fine food will be delighted by the wide selection of international and local cuisine offered in a choice of al fresco and indoor restaurants. Windsor Golf and Country Club Resort is located 15 minutes from downtown Nairobi in a superb countryside setting. The Windsor Golf and Country Club has been created in luxurious victorian style, with a sweep of cottages, studio suites and superior double rooms embracing an elegant baronial complex of reception rooms, lounges, restaurants, golf and health club. Spilling out over uniquely beautiful woodlands and parklands at an altitude of 1,600 meters traversed by two highlands streams and a scattering of lakes, the Windsor Golf and Country Club commands breath taking views over some of the world's most impressive countryside : - The Highlands of Kenya.