Kenya Golf Guide

Angela Muiruri, former Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, and Sports CS Ababu Namwamba on the sidelines of the 2024 MKLO event in Vipingo.


Over the past week, more than 100 talented female golfers from across the globe converged at Vipingo Ridge for the highly anticipated 2024 Magical Kenya Ladies Open. Held at the Baobab Course, this event stands as the sole Ladies European Tour (LET)-sanctioned women’s professional golf competition in the East and Central African region.

On Sunday, February 11, the tournament concluded with 19-year-old debutant Shannon Tan from Singapore emerging as the victor. Tan’s final round of 3 under par 70 propelled her to a total score of 12 under par 280, securing her the prestigious title.

Beyond the thrilling golfing action, Vipingo Ridge provided a stunning backdrop for a variety of captivating activities. Golfers and spectators were treated to the enchanting sight of zebras and giraffes leisurely roaming across the manicured lawns, adding a unique and wild element to the ambiance.

Kenya Golf Guide

Sports CS Ababu Namwamba at the Vipingo Ridge on Saturday, February 10, 2024 during the third round of the Magical Kenya Ladies Open.

Vipingo Ridge isn’t merely a golf destination; it’s a harmonious fusion of sport and nature, where the excitement of competition converges with the untamed beauty of the animal kingdom. This sanctuary blurs the lines between golfers and wildlife, offering an unforgettable experience that transcends the traditional boundaries of the game.

Entertainment was also a highlight, with the sponsored entertainment village by EABL through the Johnnie Walker brand. Each day brought a jubilant atmosphere, with the vibrant grounds coming alive with food, music, and entertainment as the sunset. Capital FM’s top DJs took center stage in the evenings, courtesy of Johnnie Walker, providing an electrifying symphony that reverberated throughout the venue.

The festivities kicked off with the Cut Party on Friday, featuring renowned DJs Andy Capp and DJ Leo. Saturday saw DJ Schwaz and DJ Stretch taking over the decks, followed by DJ UV and DJ Adrian closing out the weekend on Sunday.

The event also attracted various high-end personalities, including the Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi, Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba, Kilifi County Governor Gideon Mungaro, and former Mombasa County Governor Hassan Joho, among others.

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