Kenya has been awarded IAGTO's 'Best Undiscovered Golf Destination 2009'

20 November 2008
107 golf travel writers participated in the voting of this award.

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”.

The gala Awards evening takes place on Thursday 20th of November in Estepona, Spain, on the last day of the International Golf Travel Market - IGTM. His Excellency, the Ambassador of Kenya, Mwakai K. Sio, received the award together with Tob Cohen, Chairman of the Kenya Golf Marketing Alliance on behalf of the Kenya golf and tourism sector. “ This award represents a great honour and recognition for Kenya and, in particular, its tourist 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
Kenya is very well known for its wildlife photographic safaris and beautiful scenery but little is known about its other products and entertainments possibilities. Kenya is a great undiscovered golf destination for the lovers of this sport.

Kenya has 40 golf courses across the country located in very diverse areas of the country. 12 of them have even been used to celebrate international world tournaments.

For the traveling Golfer teeing off in one of Kenya’s many world class golf courses, a safari experience can make a perfect compliment. 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 traveling sports. Golf offers the chance to relax and unwind in a natural environment while participating in a highly competitive and skilled game. For the golfer seeking a diverse range of golf courses, combined with the best wild life safaris in the world and white sandy beaches, world class standards and service, Kenya is the perfect choice.

Kenya’s 40, mostly private membership golf courses are challenging. The game is played with caddies, the courses have wide fairways and widely available tee times. 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.


Abigail Sigüenza - Kenya Tourist Board, Spain
Avda. De Concha Espina, 65, 2º, 28016 Madrid
Tel: +91 458 55 87
Fax: +91 344 17 26

Additional Contact:

Tob Cohen
Chairman of Kenya Golf Marketing Alliance

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Peter Walton, Chief Executive - IAGTO
His Excellency Mwakai Sio - Kenyan Ambassador to Spain
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Tob Cohen, Chairman - Kenya Golf Marketing Alliance
His Excellency Mwakai Sio - Kenyan Ambassador to Spain
Ceremony - Kenya
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Jussi Jaakonkari - IGTWA President
His Excellency Mwakai Sio - Kenyan Ambassador to Spain
Tob Cohen, Chairman - Kenya Golf Marketing Alliance
Peter Walton, Chief Executive - IAGTO

20th November 2008