Vipingo Ridge will host the first Ladies European Tour (LET) event to be staged in Africa when the inaugural Magical Kenya Ladies Open heads to Kenya in December.
In collaboration with title sponsor Magical Kenya and presenting partner M-PESA, U.COM Event GmbH, the Magical Kenya Ladies Open from December 5-8, 2019 on the venue’s Baobab Course – the only PGA accredited golf course on the continent.
The 72-hole stroke play tournament will be the first professional and competitive event for lady golfers to be played in the region and will also be the final event of the LET 2019 season.
The Magical Kenya Ladies Open will prove a significant milestone in the history of golf in Kenya and work to motivate the next generation of female players throughout the country.
Amb. Dr. Amina C. Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage, said: “We are pleased to host the Magical Kenya Ladies Open for the first time. lt 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.”
Set among 2,500 acres of manicured gardens and wilder terrain, Vipingo Ridge is a secure gated community with panoramic views from the Indian Ocean in the east to the Chodari Hills in the west.
This unique destination offers exceptional real estate opportunities or holiday rentals for shorter stays. And with Africa’s only PGA-accredited golf course featuring a meandering system of lakes and streams that runs throughout the championship-level 18 holes, this is the perfect setting for lovers of the game.
Broadcasted live across the globe to millions of viewers, the Magical Kenya Ladies Open will showcase Kenya as a unique golfing and holiday destination as well as elevate the country as an important player on the world’s stage, not just in terms of golf but sports in general.
Ladies European Tour Chair Marta Figueras-Dotti, commented: “The announcement of the Magical Kenya Ladies Open is a proud moment for everyone at the Ladies European Tour and we are excited to help Kenya build its reputation as a preferred golf destination for women and girls.”
The tournament will be preceded by a Pro-Am on December 4 and the event organisers will be contacting the top amateur Kenyan golfers to take their place alongside the professionals.