The Brief

Take a run-down 2500 acre Sisal Estate near the coast with great views but no major features, and turn it into Kenya’s first ever International Golf Estate.

The Result

"A stunning feat of imagination.”
The Kenya Nation


What a canvas! The only big feature was a HUGE fresh water lake, so I decided to pump it 2 kilometres along, and 140 metres up to the highest part of the site, locate the clubhouse there in a big pool, and let the water gravity-feed down from the first waterfall through a couple of thousand metres of streams, cascades and ponds .. creating some fantastic holes and attracting thousands of birds. What a build experience… two machines and hundreds of workers doing almost everything by hand. It opened in 2010 and was voted Kenya’s No 1 course in 2015, a position it still retains. In 2017 ‘The Baobab’ course became the only course in East Africa to be awarded PGA Approved status. The plots have sold well, and a community of happy residents is is enjoying living there, not only for the golf course, but also for the beach club and other leisure activities on offer.