VENUE INFO

Venue             Promoter

Barclays Kenya Open
Karen CC
P.O. Box 24816
00502
Nairobi
Kenya
Tel: + 254 (0)20 3882801/2 or + 254 733 606 950
Fax:  + 254 20 88 4088
Email: enquiries@karen.or.ke

Website: www.karencountryclub.org

Location: 12 miles South of Nairobi

Nearest Airport: Nairobi

Entries Close: Thursday 31st January
            Kenya Open Golf Limited
Patrick Obath
4th Floor Laiboni Centre
Lenana Road
PO Box 1535 – 00606
Nairobi
Kenya
Tel: + 254 (0)20 493 8525
Tel: + 254 (0)20 804 6027
Mob: + 254 (0)722 513 548
Email: pobath@gmail.com 

COURSE INFO

Greens
Type of grass - Bermuda Grass (Bradley) and Poa
Height of cut - 3.0mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 9'0"
Any specific comments - small undulating greens, reasonably good condition

Fairways
Type of grass - Kikuyu
Height of cut - 11mm
General width and contouring - 25m, undulating
Any specific comments - excellent

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Kikuyu (tees), Bermuda Grass (Mardi River) (collars)
Height of cut - 6mm
Any specific comments - very good

Rough
Type of grass - Kikuyu and native grasses
Height of cut - semi 32mm, rough 90mm

Weather
Weather in advance - dry and sunny but with plenty of rainfall in December
Forecast for tournament - dry, sunny

Course
Opened - 20th October 1937
Course designer - Remy Martin
Special features - good variety of interesting holes
General playability - varied challenge
Undulating / flat - undulating
Tree lined / exposed - tree lined
Many / few water hazards - few
Changes to the course - massive lake between holes 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15, and on 5th there is a new tee which makes the hole longer and played at 90° to the right of the old tee

Other features
Course is on the farm of Karen Blixen and is close to her former residence which is now a museum

Card Of Course

Karen CC


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14350320 104362331
25580530 114395361
34523478 124301275
44387354 134457418
53203186 143137125
64489447 155561513
73185169 163195178
84384351 174458419
94443405 185559511
Out3535443240 In3634253131
7169696371


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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1GARCIA PINTO, JordiESP18-12
2SLUITER, TimNED18-11
3MURRAY, GeorgeSCO18-9
4LIMA, José-FilipePOR18-8
T5DUBOIS, EdouardFRA18-7
T5KOEPKA, BrooksUSA18-7

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