About this Project:
Project 2.4 brings us a few miles outside of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. This 18 hole course will be located at a non-profit organization Rimpa Estates Wildlife Conservancy, and will give access to disc golf to over 4 million people in the city. The course will be installed by the end of 2022 with concrete tee pads and tee signs. We are excited to work alongside Kevin Becker and the PDGA to host sanctioned events and support many clinics geared towards teaching disc golf to children. Kevin began casually playing disc golf around 2007 but after moving to Kenya in 2014, his discs sat in storage for several years until he got the itch to start playing again. The problem was, there are no courses in Kenya, so his only option was to make a course of his own. Fortunately, his wife and family own a large farm and Wildlife Conservancy where they have raised sheep and cattle here for almost 60 years, sharing the land in harmony with the wildlife, such as zebras, ostriches, and giraffes. Among the wildlife, Kevin and his wife run a small campsite within the conservancy, and adding a disc golf course was a perfect fit for tourists and locals alike.
Baskets are being built in-country and supported by gold-level sponsor UDisc.
We look forward to the first PDGA event, The Kenya Open, in January of 2023!
Similar to Uganda, Kenya is a country without any permanent disc golf courses. As disc golf picks up momentum in Africa, we feel like this location can play a key factor in accelerating the momentum. We have a great partner organization in Rimpa Estates Wildlife Conservancy, and the PDGA has already committed resources to making this course become a reality. We believe there is great potential for this course to spark interest for more courses throughout Kenya and we are grateful to be part of it.