About this Project:
Project 2.4 brought us a few miles outside of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. This 18-hole course is located on the grounds of a non-profit organization called Rimpa Estates Wildlife Conservancy, and gives access to disc golf for over 4 million people in the city.
The course was installed with concrete tee pads and tee signs, thanks in large part to Kevin Becker, Kenya’s project driver. Kevin and his team built the baskets themselves, funded by UDisc and PDGA International. With the help of the PDGA, Kevin hosted the first-ever Kenya Open in January of 2023. Kevin has also begun the hard work of building relationships with local schools, resourcing them with baskets and discs and hosting them on the course for community-wide competitions.
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 were 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.
Similar to Uganda, Kenya was previously 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 PDGA International 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.