|GOLF AND BEACH - TAMARIND VILLAGE||
Mombasa is a coastal and Kenyaâ€™s second largest town and a sizable port. It has a rich history that dates back 2000 years ago.
The town has passed through the hands of Arab immigrants, adventurers, traders and conquerors not to mention the colonialists. Mombasa is built on an island and is joined to the mainland by Makupa Causeway, to the north by Nyali Bridge and to the south by a frequent car and passenger ferry on Kilindini Creek.
The Tamarind Village, a luxurious collection of fully serviced apartments, is situated directly adjacent to Mombasa's famous Tamarind Restaurant and overlooks the picturesque Old Town of Mombasa.Tamarind Village stands apart from the crowd. Just ten minutes from the cosmopolitan bustle of Kenyas second largest town, Mombasa.
Offering a wonderful alternative to any luxury hotel accommodation on the coast, 'the Village' which consists of one, two and three bedroom apartments, is set in a beautiful lush garden with a surrounding air of comfortable privacy.
Built in coastal style architecture with authentically styled Swahili furnishings, each apartment has, air-conditioned bedrooms with bathrooms en-suite, a well appointed and equipped kitchen for self catering, satellite TV and a spacious veranda with a stunning view of the Old Town of Mombasa. Guests can order room service or dine at the poolside Harbour Restaurant. For a more lavish experience Village residents are entitled to preferred reservation status at the Tamarind Restaurant or the Tamarind Dhow. In addition there is the Golden Key Casino above the Tamarind Mombasa with excellent gambling facilities.
NYALI GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB *****
6510 yards - par 71 - 18 holes
Nyali Golf and Country Club's championship golf course is the oldest 18 holes golf course on Kenya's coast. This is a gently rolling course with a decent mixture of right and left doglegs and shallow fairway bushes. Players will see an abundance of wildlife including dik-dik and bands of vervet monkeys, the club's mascot, frolicking about the course. While the course is not located on the ocean, the intrinsic winds definitely influence the playing conditions. The course displays a number of beautiful flowering trees, including the flamboyant Flame tree, originally from Madagascar. This championship golf course offers all challenges experienced golfers look for, while at the same time provides the high handicapped an entertaining round.
Play golf at Leisure Golf Club. Overnight at Tamarind Village.
LEISURE GOLF CLUB *****
Leisure Golf Club is the only golf course on Kenya's south coast, on Diani Beach. Featuring 18 holes it is one of the most challenging courses in Kenya. The course features American style bunkers. Tifdwarf, tifgreen and pennlinks grasses, imported from the United States of America are used for the tees, fairways and greens respectively.
There are two water feature holes. The first is a manmade lake, converted from an old quarry and holds 70 million liters (15 million gallons) and is the source for the course-wide pop-up sprinkler system. The finishing hole is a 547 yard par five dogleg, with a lake with live crocodiles planned for it. This course is certainly not for the weak-hearted.
MOMBASA GOLF CLUB
Rated among the oldest courses in Kenya, The Mombasa Club was started in 1911. The club has a course of nine-holes consisting eight greens and is surrounded by a beautiful coral reef with powdery white sand beach. On the front course of the club, the nine holes measure a distance of 2,888 yards and 2,949 yards at the back. The front course is said to be the most interesting to play, especially because of the surrounding Indian Ocean, it also hosts an annual Coast Open tournament that usually takes place in August. The club also offers snooker DAY 6 Play golf at Vipingo Ridge Golf resort. Overnight at Tamarind Village.
Play golf at Vipingo Ridge Golf resort. Overnight at Tamarind Village.
VIPINGO RIDGE GOLF RESORT *****
Vipingo Ridge is the latest sensation on golf in Kenya. This development of 36 holes opened the first 18 holes â€“ The Baobab - in July 2009. Vipingo Ridge has a lot to offer due to its unique location. Situated in the centre of a 2,500 acre former sisal estate, the property rises from just above sea level to a 140 metre high ridge before falling off again to the scenic lake and game conservation area to the west of the site.
Day at leisure. Overnight at Tamarind Village.
PRICE (1 bed room apartment â€“ 2 pax)
PRICE (2 bed room apartment â€“ 4 pax)
PRICE (3 bed room apartment â€“ 6 pax)
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Last Update: 17/04/2013