At Amboseli Golf Resort Hotel & Spa, golf is more than just a game; it is a package of experiences. Set in the bush and moorlands of Kajiado with spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the rolling Chyulu hills at its backdrop, the course offers unparalleled golfing experiences for your choice golf destination and get away.
The first nine starts off with a challenging par 4 set right in the middle of two lateral water hazards, quite a warm welcome to the most testing half of the course. Discretion and tact is expedient as water comes into play on seven of the first nine. Coupled with wide fairways, which is characteristic of the entire course, water hazards are the most memorable features of the first nine.
The sharp dogleg on the second hole calls for both a keen eye and decisiveness on whether to layup or go straight for the green with a long iron. The third hole however affords some relief as it plays fairly straight and gently downhill. Precision is still useful with the approach shot to avoid the creek that runs across the fairway and in front of the green.
The fourth hole is characterized by large bunkers that nestle the green in a scenic and tasking placement for a par 3. The large white sand bunkers make their way again on the fifth hole strategically located on the edges of the narrowing fairway.
The experience on the sixth hole offers unmatched opportunity to exercise skillful play. Not only is it one of the longest par 5’s on the entire course but the tee shot also plays along a lateral waterway with two doglegs both to the right. Golfers will undoubtedly look forward to the seventh hole, a short hole with a waterway running at the back of the green. Towards the end of the first nine, the eighth hole is the most breathtaking and magnificently sculpted landscape that mirrors the character of Chyulu hills in the backdrop to the right. These rolling and undulating mounds are not only picturesque but also engage the golfer in keen decisiveness in club selection and tactful play.
A verdant undulating expanse is the fairway character that marks the ninth hole, playing gently uphill towards the clubhouse. The long bunkerless fairway may seem inviting for long tee shots but look out for the rolling contours just past the dogleg towards the creek to the right. With a generously wide island green that sits engulfed in a sparkly water pond, the approach shot to the ninth green is undoubtedly as exciting to the pro golfer as it is to the rookie. The ninth is also the longest hole on the course, measuring 634 yards from the back tee. Whether you dare to take a long tee shot or layup and hopefully land on three this hole will certainly offer an unforgettable thrill at the close of the first nine.