Golf on the African continent – a growing attraction

Early European settlers in Africa, keen on the game of golf, left behind a legacy of beautiful and distinctive courses.

In all, there are 828 courses on the African continent, with a little more than half of those, 450, located in South Africa. Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia and Zimbabwe are all gaining reputations as good destinations for a golf holiday.

Kenya, with 40 golf courses, is pushing golf tourism as a big plus. The balmy climate of Kenya seems to have been made specifically for the game, rivalling the Mediterranean as a winter golf destination. The country counts one PGA course and four spectacular coastal courses. Another highlight is the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, which is right at the equator, so you can tee off at one hemisphere and drop the ball on the other.