+256 701950885 info@lifetimeholidaysug.com
+256 701950885 info@lifetimeholidaysug.com

Golf Tours & Safaris

Golf began in Scotland’s Eastern Coast and has quickly spread across the world, Uganda included. What makes Uganda special as a golfing destination is its stunning weather which is the best in the world and allows golfers to enjoy the sport all year long.

Golf is a precision club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit a small ball into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. The game is typically played on a course with 9 or 18 holes, each featuring distinct starting points (tees) and designated finishing points (holes). The player who completes the course with the fewest strokes wins.

Golf can be played individually or in teams and it is often enjoyed for leisure, competition, exercise, or socializing. It’s a game that can be played by people of all ages and skill levels, making it one of the most popular and widely played sports around the world.

Golf requires a combination of physical skill, mental focus, strategy and sportsmanship. Players must navigate various obstacles on the course, such as bunkers, water hazards, trees, and rough terrain. Different clubs are used for different types of shots, depending on factors like distance, elevation and obstacles.

Destinations in Uganda where Golf takes place

Entebbe Golf Course

The golf course in Entebbe is located next to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre. The course can be enjoyed throughout the year. In addition to golf, the club provides options for tennis, basketball, cricket, and indoor games like badminton, darts, and snooker. It boasts lush fairways and well-maintained greens, providing a challenging yet picturesque golfing experience.

Kampala Golf Club

It is situated in the heart of Uganda’s capital city, Kampala Golf Club is a historic club that dates back to the early 20th century. The course features mature trees, strategically placed bunkers, and undulating terrain, providing a challenging round of golf.

Kitante Golf Course

Kitante Road in Kampala boasts the top golf course in Uganda, living up to its stellar reputation with recent improvements to the facilities. The course features fast greens, pristine tee boxes, well-kept bunkers, and an enhanced overall experience for players.

Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa

This luxurious resort, located near Kampala, offers a championship golf course overlooking Lake Victoria. Designed to international standards, the course provides both challenging play and breathtaking views.

Jinja Golf Club

The club located in the town of Jinja, along the banks of the River Nile, Jinja Golf Club offers a unique setting for golf enthusiasts. Golfers can enjoy the scenic views of the Nile while navigating through the course.

Rules and Regulations of Golf

Safety. Players should prioritize safety on the golf course, including being aware of other players’ positions, using caution when swinging clubs, and being mindful of potential hazards like water bodies or wildlife.

Dress Code. Many golf clubs in Uganda have specific dress codes that players are expected to adhere to, typically requiring collared shirts, tailored shorts or trousers, and golf shoes. However, the specific dress code may vary from one club to another.

Golfers don’t carry their bags around themselves during competitive events. They have helpers called caddies to do that for them.

Players are not allowed to alter their environment in any way including breaking twigs, clearing debris or moving sand, to improve their chances of playing the ball out of the difficult situation.

Course Management. Players should be familiar with local rules specific to the golf course they are playing on, including out-of-bounds areas, hazards, and any local rules posted by the course management.

Penalties. Golfers must be familiar with the rules governing penalties for various infractions, such as out-of-bounds shots, lost balls, and unplayable lies. Penalties are assessed in the form of added strokes to the player’s score.

Scoring: The basic objective of golf is to complete each hole in as few strokes as possible. Scores are typically kept using a stroke-play format, where the total number of strokes taken to complete the entire round determines the winner. Other formats, such as match play, may also be used.

Pace of Play: Golfers are expected to maintain an appropriate pace of play to ensure that the game proceeds smoothly and does not unduly delay other players. This includes being ready to hit when it is their turn, keeping up with the group ahead, and promptly searching for lost balls.