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Vipingo Ridge - More than just a golf course

Vipingo Ridge recently celebrated their first ten years. The celebration lasted three days, and the festivities included a huge party, a golf tournament, a rooftop dinner, a beach bar BBQ and more.

So what were they celebrating? Vipingo Ridge is the only golf course in East and Central Africa to be branded by the Professional Golfers' Association, PGA; and in both 2015 and 2017 the course was selected as Kenya's top golf course by the World's Top 100 Magazine.

But that's not all. Vipingo Ridge is a lifestyle, not a place.

Once a sisal farm, the estate now comprises villas, restaurants, bars, swimming pools, tennis courts, horse stables, conference centre, water sports, children's play area and its centrepiece: the Arabic style clubhouse.

Overwhelmed? Let's unpack that bit by bit. The Clubhouse is where it all happens – people meet to dine, drink, chat and relax. The striking pink building combines Moorish architecture with modern facilities; from its patios, visitors can look out over the golf course all the way to the Indian Ocean.

Links Villas – with two, three or four bedrooms – are for sale. You can buy a villa to live in, use as a holiday home or visit regularly and – if you'd like – the management team will rent your villa to holiday visitors, giving you some extra income while you're away. Golf Villas – also with two, three or four bedrooms – are available for rent and operate more like a hotel

– albeit much more private. The villas can have private plunge pools, or access to the large pool, and views over the gardens or the golf course. While you may enjoy the privacy of eating in your own villa, there are lots of places on the estate to dine out. Pharley's has recently taken the reigns of all the food and beverage places on site. Known originally for their esteemed Wine Club, and more recently for the café at Spinners Web in Nairobi,

Pharley's has taken the plunge and headed for the coast.