Muthaiga enjoys the influential position of having been one of the Kenya's pioneer golf courses and it serves as a home to the Kenya Golf Union and plays host to the most prestigious golfing event in the country, The Kenya Open.
The course club is situated at the Kiambu Road towards Kiambu about 200
metres (220 yards), further on the left. The original nine holes were
laid out at Muthaiga in 1913 and the club foundation stone was laid in
1912 and the golf course become an amenity for the club members and
Muthaiga lies at the edge of Karura forest and so sports many indigenous
trees. The suburb Muthaiga was actually named after the Kenya
greenheart, or as the Kikuyu call it, The " muthiga" tree, Known for its
The golf club has the "muthiga" tree on its coat of
arms. A variety of trees and flowering bushes not only come into play on
almost every hole, but also make this course one of the prettiest to
play. By 1926 the course was later extended to eighteen holes to
accommodate the growing membership.
The club decided to take on Associate
members who later formed the Associate Members clubhouse which then
became the clubhouse for the entire golfing section in 1921. The Golf
Clubs Cadre of proficient caddies is at your disposal. Most of these men
are sufficiently low-handicapped players themselves that their advice
is well heeded on questionable distances and shots.
Muthaiga is still
noted for it's very fine greens which gives the club a beautiful layout
and one that has may challenges in store for both the regular and the