Kenya voted Africa’s Best Golf Destination 2020

Posted on 6 November 2020 By Anita Froneman

Kenya has been named the Best Golf Destination in Africa by the World Golf Awards.

The awards are a global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in golf tourism, courses and golf destinations, the website reads.

‘The results follow a year-long search for the world’s top golf tourism and hospitality brands. Votes were cast by professionals working in the golf industry and by the public (golf tourism consumers),’ they continue.

Kenya voted Africa's Best Golf Destination 2020

The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort

Chris Frost, Managing Director, World Golf Awards, said: ‘Our winners represent the very best of the global golf tourism and hospitality sector and my congratulations to each of them. They have all demonstrated remarkable resilience in a year of unprecedented challenges.’

Kenya has 41 golf courses and 8,000 registered golf players, according to the Kenya Golf Union whereas South Africa has 450 golf clubs with over 125,000 players.

This makes the east African country’s win even more incredible.

Fancourt in George was voted the Best Golf Hotel in South Africa and Africa, and Pinnacle Point in Mossel Bay was voted the Best Golf Course in South Africa.

‘The World Golf Awards 2020 programme received a record number of votes cast by the public. This shows that the appetite for golf tourism has never been stronger and bodes well for the industry’s future as the global recovery begins,’ the Awards body said.

Picture: Twitter/KwetuKenya

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