The Golf Course
The centre piece of the Thika Greens development is the 18-hole championship golf course which will be ready to tee-off at the end of 2012. The Thika Greens Course is designed by leading golf architects, DDV Design Group, South Africa.
The golf course main contractor is Rainbow (Beijing) Golf Design & Construction of China which has so far designed and constructed over 100 golf courses across China. Presently, the contractor has accomplished 72% of the construction, and is currently performing irrigation installation with a satellite controlled 360 cubic metre per hour precision irrigation discharge system. This will be the first golf course in this region to also embrace the use of golf carts on designated cart paths.
The golf course has a unique setting with 13 out of 18 holes with water either in play or view thereby offering immense therapeutic effects to golfers, riders and joggers whilst the multiple tees per hole will challenge the seasoned golfer and at the same time offer relief to upcoming golfers across all age brackets.
The fairways are generously expansive and spread throughout the estate at low points offering spectacular views from the homes which sit on higher elevations.
There are 10 par fours, 4 par threes and 4 par fives with the longest par five having a distance of 607 metres which is probably the longest par five in East Africa! Greens are constructed to the University of California specifications and with space for generous pin positions which adds to variety and fun in holing out.
This golf course is especially sculptured to capture the highlight of any tournament from the clubhouse. This is because the club house was strategically positioned atop a hill overlooking at-least 6 holes and the expansive driving range and golf academy.
The clubhouse, with a unique design has a gym, luxuriously appointed men’s and ladies’ baths, sumptuous lounges and airy meeting rooms.
The first membership invitation is expected to attract at-least 400 individual members and several corporate while the golf academy will take a leading role in mentoring budding golfers and demystifying the great game of golf in our country.
Resident and visiting golfers will sample our elegantly furnished golf villa rooms located besides the entrance boulevard between the Signature Gate House and the Club house.