Friday, August 01, 2008

Uganda golf courses; a subjective rating

There are 4 natural "tiers" that golf courses in Uganda fall into. The tiers and the clubs that belong to them (alphabetically) are:


  • Mehta Club
  • UGC


  • Entebbe
  • Jinja
  • Kabale
  • Kinyara
  • Mary Louis Simkins
  • Toro Club
  • West Nile Club


  • Mbarara
  • Tororo


  • Kasese
  • Lira
  • Mbale

Ranking them in numerical order is more difficult, and of course highly subjective. My rankings with reasons for placement:
  1. UGC - overall condition, best manicure, attention to detail
  2. Mehta Club - speed of greens, beautiful park, best food
  3. Entebbe Club - difficulty, length, views, termite damage
  4. Jinja Club - unique location, views, well maintained, except for greeens
  5. Toro Club - nice views, parklike setting, longest history, greens bumpy
  6. Kinyara Senior Staff Club - fab facilities, best pool, awful to putt
  7. Kabale Sports Club - wildlife, views, good course, greens are shite
  8. MLSMGC: Namulonge - flora, creative use of space, shaggy greens
  9. West Nile Club - putting surfaces awful, but a very nice loop
  10. Tororo Club - lack of maintenance, smelliest bog
  11. Mbarara Sports Club - needs a good thrashing
  12. Kalembe Mines Golf Club - needs several good thrashings
  13. Mbale Sports Club - maize planted on course, zero maintenance
  14. Lira Golf Club - it's a cow pasture/school/taxi stage/football stadium

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