Golf

We would not regard Tanzania as one of the most renowned golf destinations in the world but if you are a keen golfer and would like to play a round while on your Tanzania Journey there are a few decent courses for you to enjoy. Near Arusha, the Gymkhana Club has a challenging 18-hole course kept in excellent condition by the plentiful water which runs through the course, while the new Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge has a well maintained 9-hole course soon to be expanded to 18. In Moshi, the well laid out Moshi Club is the only course in the world which has views of Mount Kilimanjaro as you head down the 6th and 8th holes. The 9-hole course is a gem but is unfortunately suffering from lack of water and investment leading to fairways bare of grass and scorched greens despite the hard work of some of its members. It is worth playing just for the unique view it affords of the highest free standing mountain in the world and the friendly welcome you receive at the club. Twelve kilometres from Moshi, the Tanzanian Plantation Corporation, affectionately known as TPC, has a well tended 9-hole course which is working towards regaining all its former 18-hole glory. The course as the name suggests is on the land of a fully operational sugar plantation. Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club, an excellent 18-hole course with sweeping views down to the Indian Ocean and smooth browns replacing the standard greens, makes a superb and challenging round of golf in the heart Tanzania’s cosmopolitan first city. Morogoro and Iringa in southern Tanzania also have excellent courses.

We can organise rounds of golf around your safari or mountain climbing activities or stop in Dar on route to Zanzibar to partake of a round of your favourite game. Although not a reason to come to Tanzania in itself (there are so many other reasons anyway!), an opportunity for a game of golf should not be missed, especially when the sun is shining in the January heat. Contact us now to organise your journey to include rounds at some of these challenging and under looked courses.