In Summary
  • The Open will for the first time be played as a European Tour event, and has a prize fund of Sh128.7m.
  • The country’s premier golf event, the Kenya Open championship is returning to Karen Country Club.
  • Meanwhile kicking off the KAGC series, will as usual be the Sigona Bowl at Sigona Golf Club from January 19 to 20.

Thika Greens Golf Resort one of the most challenging golf courses in the country, has been chosen to host the 2019 Kenya Open Amateur Stroke play championship.
According to the 2019 Kenya Amateur Golf Championship (KAGC) series calendar released early this month by the Kenya Golf Union (KGU), the 72-hole event, one of the two major amateur golf events organised by the KGU, will take place from October 25 to 27.

Earlier this month, Thika Greens Resort hosted the fourth leg of the Kenya Open Golf Limited sponsored Safari Tour where Muthaiga’s Greg Snow emerged the winner.

It was also at Thika Greens where the 2018 Kenya Amateur Match Play championship was held and where Nyali Golf and Country Club’s Daniel Nduva beat Limuru’s Paul Muchangi in the 36-hole final match to book a place in the 2019 Kenya Open.

The Match Play event which will be marking its 87th year, has meanwhile been moved to Limuru Country Club and will take place from May 23 to 26.

The country’s premier golf event, the Kenya Open championship is returning to Karen Country Club after a three year stay at Muthaiga Golf Club.

The Open which started in 1967 at Muthaiga Golf Club, will for the first time be played as a European Tour event, and have a prize fund of 1.1 million euros (Sh128.7 million).

Meanwhile kicking off the KAGC series, will as usual be the Sigona Bowl at Sigona Golf Club from January 19 to 20.

It will be a 54-hole event with the first two rounds to be played on Saturday and the last round on Sunday January 20.
Following the Sigona Bowl, the Mount Kenya Championship will be held in Nyeri from February 2 to 3, and the Muthaiga Open on February 16 to 17.

The Windsor Classic is set for March 9 to 10, just a few days before the Kenya Open at Karen Country Club from March 14 to 17.

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