Vipingo Ridge and Ladies European Tour has announced that this year’s Kenya Ladies Open will be held on 12th to 15th November at Vipingo Ridge’s Baobab Course -the only PGA accredited golf course on the African continent.
Last year, the course successfully hosted the event on its debut in the only professional women’s golf tournament in East Africa, offering players the opportunity to visit Kenya on the Ladies European Tour.
Golfers from all over the world will travel to the coast and take on the challenging par-72 course, attempting to take the crown from 2019’s winner Esther Henseleit from Germany who, in an exciting twist to the leaderboard in December, beat 3-day frontrunner Julia Engström in the final round.
Kenya’s First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, spoke of the great potential Vipingo Ridge has to host more global tournaments and how she hoped the Magical Kenya Ladies Open would motivate young girls in the game of golf and sport in general.
Ahead of the inaugural tournament, Sports, Culture and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed addressed the professionals in a statement that mirrored the First Lady’s sentiments.
“It is our hope and expectation that your participation will inspire other women to take up the sport and awaken their potential to play professionally. We warmly welcome all the players to Kenya and wish everyone a rewarding experience in our magical country.”