October 1, 2018
Zambia is a golfer’s paradise, with over 20 beautiful courses scattered across the country. With its wide open spaces and pleasurable climate, Zambia is particularly well-suited to the game, welcoming golfing pros and amateurs from across the world.
The Livingstone Royal Golf and Country Club, established in 1908, holds the title of the oldest golf course in Zambia. Nestled within a spectacular botanical garden, it offers players an entirely unique, typically African, golfing experience. An 18-hole, par 72 course, the course was redesigned by world-renowned course designer Peter Matkovich in 2006.
A true highlight of the Livingstone Royal Golf and Country Club course is the chance to catch a glimpse of the spray over Victoria Falls from the tee box on clear days.
Towering trees line the lush fairways and greens, and the layout presents a challenge to even the most experienced of golfers. After each match, players are invited to retreat to the club’s Edwardian Club House and enjoy lunch on the cool veranda, or a much-deserved drink at the bar.
Situated in the heart of Zambia’s bustling capital, the Lusaka Golf Club boasts an 18 hole, carefully maintained, par 73 golf course. A total of 6608m in length, the course carefully blends into the surrounding bushveld. Each year, it attracts a vast array of top-class golfers and amateurs alike.
With an undulating terrain, and various ponds and sand traps to watch out for, the challenge the Lusaka Golf Club course presents is substantial. What’s more, the course is a beauty to behold – the fairways are wide, flat and tree-lined, and greens are delicately manicured. And after a round or two, players are welcome to relax at the restaurant, lounge or bar.
Zambia third oldest club in Zambia, the Ndola Golf Club was opened in 1921 in the industrial and commercial centre of the Copperbelt region. The biggest challenge, and a prominent feature of the par 72, 18-hole course is the presence of over 300 giant anthills, some as high as 3m, and as difficult to dodge as the traditional hazards.
The Ndola Golf Club played host to the inaugural Zambia Open in 1972, part of the Sunshine Tour. The club then hosted the event for another three times before it was moved to Lusaka in 1980.
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