TOBS KENYA GOLF SAFARI ANOINTED AS KENYA’S BEST GOLF OPERATOR
(Posted 13th November 2016)
Just weeks after Vipingo Ridge was named as East Africa’s first PGS approved championship golf course did Tob Cohen’s Kenya Golf Safaris reclaim top spot at the recently ended World Golf Awards 2016 held last night at the Conrad in the Algarve / Portugal.
The 3rd World Golf Awards serve to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world class courses, specialised golf tour operators and golf destinations. Golf tourism constitutes a vital segment in the global travel and tourism marketplace.
An estimated 60 million golfer visits will take place in 2016 to the 32,000 golf courses and resorts worldwide.
The 2016 World Golf Awards focused on the leading 130 nations which are shaping the future of this dynamic industry while celebrating and rewarding excellence across golf courses, golf tour operators and the golfing destinations throughout the world,
World Golf Awards strive to raise the golf tourist customer experience and stimulate both the domestic and international golf tourism market.
The worldwide voting process began already on March 1st and votes were cast by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry, senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media professionals.
Tobs Cohen, the founder/owner of Tobs Kenya Golf Safaris, a company which just celebrated its 25 years anniversary said: ‘We are proud and honoured to receive this award for the second year in a row, especially this year, as we also celebrate 25 years since we started marketing Kenya as a superb golf destination. We always strive to deliver the highest quality service together with the high-quality golf courses Kenya has to offer‘ as he received the news.
‘In combination with wildlife safaris, beach holidays, culture, heritage and historical tours has Kenya developed a superb golf tourism portfolio, which can compete with all golf destinations worldwide‘ did he then add in closing.
In Nairobi alone do visitors have half a dozen options where to play golf, including such championship courses like Muthaiga while across the country can courses of varying quality be found, allowing a game of ‘safari golf‘ wherever tourists go.
Notably does the Aberdare Country Club (https://wolfganghthome.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/turning-75-years-the-aberdare-country-club-gets-a-new-lease-of-life/) but also the Mount Kenya Safari Club offer 9 hole courses while the Rift Valley Golf Club of Heritage Hotels, located between Naivasha and Nakuru offers a full 18 holes to play on.
In neighbouring Uganda has the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa now a 9 hole course operational with the second 9 being completed towards the end of 2017, then also adding a major new championship course to the Ugandan golfing scene.
In Tanzania too, near Moshi, has a private golf estate opened its doors, KiliGolf, triggering a miniwave of golf course estate developments in the entire Eastern African region.