Kenya – The Best undiscovered Golf Destination of 2008
The International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA), sister association of IAGTO, the global trade organization of the golf tourism industry, has awarded Kenya as “The Best Undiscovered Golf Destination of 2008”. 107 golf travel writers participated in the voting of this award. The gala Awards evening took place on 20th of November, 08 in Estepona, Spain, on the last day of the International Golf Travel Market - IGTM.
His Excellency, the Ambassador of Kenya, Mwakai K. Sio, together with Tob Cohen, Chairman of the Kenya Golf Marketing Alliance received the award on behalf of the Kenya golf and tourism sector.
“This award represents a great honour and recognition for Kenya and, in particular, its tourism industry. It all goes to crown a very blessed month for Kenya, coming only three weeks after the election of Barack Obama, who has his roots in Kenya, as President of the United States of America. We warmly welcome the entire world to come and see what we have to offer and to enjoy our hospitality” said Ambassador Sio.
Kenya as a golf destination
For the traveling Golfer teeing off in one of Kenya’s many world class golf courses makes for a perfect break from a safari. Kenya’s weather is ideal for golf all year round making it one of the world’s top golfing destinations. Golf is undoubtedly one of the world’s best travelling sports. Golf offers the chance to relax and unwind in a natural environment while participating in a highly competitive and skilled game. For the traveler seeking a diverse range of golf courses, combined with world class standards and service, Kenya is the perfect choice.
Kenya’s courses offer international golfing standards and some of the world’s finest design and landscaping. Our golf and country clubs have the best facilities in the region and high quality service built on Kenya’s reputation for welcoming warmth.
Kenya’s world famous wildlife is never far away. A round of golf in Kenya can often be a nature walk in itself, with a remarkable profusion of bird life and wildlife surrounding the greens. You don’t have to move far from the green in Kenya to discover a world of travel opportunities. Kenya offers endless choice of activities suited for adventure or relaxation.
No matter how you want to spend your time off the course, you’ll find plenty of options. Next time you are on a Kenya Safari, remember to pack your golf clubs.