Golf In Tanzania : Tanzania is known and renowned for many things, including its wildlife safaris in the Serengeti National Park, stunning white-sand beaches on Zanzibar Island, the tallest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the largest intact crater in the world, the Ngorongoro crater, to name a few. However, Tanzania is more than just those things. If you love golf, Tanzania is one of the best countries in East Africa to visit on a golf tour. Tanzania has 13 golf courses within driving distance. The Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate is the top-rated 18-hole golf course in or near Tanzania, while Arusha Gymkhana Golf Club has received the most reviews.
Tanzanian golf is somewhat unique compared to most other golfing locations. A giraffe or zebra may be evaluating the quality of your swing in addition to the dramatic backdrop provided by Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru on almost all of the golf courses. The cities of Dar es Salaam and Arusha, a sugar estate close to Moshi, and a newly constructed course with a championship layout between Moshi and Arusha are all places where you can play a round of golf. We have extensive knowledge of the courses and can set up transportation and lodging for you. For more details on golf in Tanzania, get in touch with us.
Here are some of the best places for golf in Tanzania:
- Kilimanjaro Golf Club
“Although I am familiar with many beautiful golf course settings, I can honestly say that I have rarely seen anything as magnificent as this.” David Jones, architect of golf courses
An 18-hole championship golf course, Kilimanjaro Golf Club, is located in Tanzania between Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. The first of its kind in Tanzania, it offers corporate and private events as well as local and international golf tournaments. The list of Africa’s Top Golf Resorts included the Kilimanjaro Golf Club.
Each hole on the course seamlessly blends into the surrounding landscape, giving it a very distinctive presentation. The uniqueness of the landscape is enhanced by native trees, grasses, and plants, giving golfers an once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The greens are sizable and have subtle elevation changes as required by the surroundings. All have been constructed in accordance with USGA specifications, which are the benchmark for excellent playing surfaces everywhere. Golfers now have a fair path to the fairways and greens thanks to carefully placed bunkers.
The clubhouse is a little higher than the fairways and greens. Players can practice at the nearby driving range while taking in the breathtaking view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Along the golf course, there are numerous wildlife creatures, including:
- Dik dik,
- A very rich bird life,
- Gerenuk and Elands,
- And sometimes hyenas.
Other Activities Available at Kilimanjaro Golf Club includes:
- Polo lessons
- Golf lessons
- Horse riding
- TPC Club, Moshi
The 9-hole golf course is open all year. Once you’ve teed off at the clubhouse’s first hole, the course will take you past acacia forests and onto nicely kept greens, all the while keeping Kilimanjaro in view. Wastewater from the factory is used as irrigation on the course. The clubhouse rents out golf clubs.
- Arusha Gymkhana Golf Club
Private sports club Arusha Gymkhana Club offers sports and social amenities to Arusha’s business community and its associates’ families. Periodically, sporting events are held, drawing a sizable crowd of consumers and business travelers. One of the best golf courses in Tanzania is the club’s challenging 9-hole course, which is kept in top condition. The club provides tennis, snooker, and golf in addition to having a fully functional clubhouse and catering services.
- Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Golf Club
The Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club was first built in 1916 as a horse-riding stable for the then-governor of Tanganyika, Lord Cameron. Over the years, it has developed into a hub for all kinds of sports and entertainment. The 18-hole golf course extends to the Indian Ocean and the central business district of Dar es Salaam.
A safari to the Serengeti National Park to witness the once-in-a-lifetime great wildebeest migration, a safari to the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater to see the African Big Five, a safari to the roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, and a safari tour to Zanzibar Island to experience a spice tour and relax on the beaches are all excellent additions to a Tanzania golf vacation.