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“Breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Vipingo Ridge

Vipingo Ridge
Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in Kilifi
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of the most beautiful, scenic and tranquil locations on the Kenyan Coast is now home to a five-star private residential golfing destination, Vipingo Ridge.The exclusive 2,500 acre residential estate is centered around an outstanding Clubhouse with a 18-hole championship golf course. The Clubhouse and the first of the two 18 hole golf courses is already completed and open for residents and guests to enjoy.The estate also boasts abundant other treasures including a beach club, private airstrip, numerous lakes, woodland areas and nature trails; bringing together harmoniously a range of elements of luxury living within a secure, walled and gated community.With so much to offer, Vipingo Ridge is undoubtedly becoming a most desirable residential address, a must for any golfer and the ultimate holiday destination.
Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

Vipingo Ridge Golf Club, a place of tranquility, breathtaking views and romantic air. Want a chance to just relax for one day without the hustle and bustle of Mombasa or the tiny town of Kilifi or you just want to chill and hang out with your friends or that special person, then Vipingo Ridge Golf Club is the place to be. the view is spectacular and the service was good. though not a golfer myself, i must say that the other customers who were golfing enjoyed themselves.
it is a beautiful place to visit and just take lots of photos.

Visited April 2013
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Olivia O, Manager at Vipingo Ridge, responded to this review, 30 June 2013
Dear Jane N,

Thank you for your review of Vipingo Ridge. We appreciate the positive feedback and hope that you will share some of the photos you took with us.
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“In the members club: average service, pretty views”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

The food is good, most of the time. The service has been both horrendous and OK, but to be honest never great, and you only need to be yelled at once for things to seriously drop in my opinion... However, I would go back as I have friends who live/work there and the views are lovely and the food (if you don't mind the prices) can be very good.

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Emma S
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Olivia O, Manager at Vipingo Ridge, responded to this review, 30 June 2013
Dear Emma S,

Thank you for your review of Vipingo Ridge. We appreciate the constructive criticism and have brought in a consultant to train our staff and improve on our customer service. We are paying particular attention to our security and food and beverage departments.

Thank you for your willingness to return and we endeavor to surpass your expectations in the coming weeks.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Views to remember”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

Second visit (first time was last year when the restaurant was just starting out) - last year the food wasn't so good and a bit expensive. But this time the prices have come down a bit and the meal was outstanding (I recommend the steak). The sunset from the rooftop viewing area was outstanding. For any mega-rich people there is a helicopter pad next to the golf course and a small airstrip down at the bottom of the ridge (it is a 5 kilometre drive up to the top - but well worth it).

Visited March 2013
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Thank 56Sandra
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Olivia O, Manager at Vipingo Ridge, responded to this review, 30 June 2013
Dear 56Sandra,

Thank you for your review of Vipingo Ridge. We appreciate the positive feedback of our Clubhouse restaurant and the lovely photos you posted.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Views are very nice.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

Not being a golfer we only visited this place to see the view, we were a bit taken aback at having to pay for entrance to drive up and look about, but assured we could get a refund against purchases at the club. Yes you can but expect to be messed about as nothing is straight forwards. It was a bit exasperating having to join to then get a refund..All we waned was lunch and a drink.
That said the food was nice enough, prices not out of this world.
Personally I found it a bit uncomfortable seeing such extravagant wealth and loads of water used to keep things green when a couple of miles away there was a water shortage going on. On the plus side they do seem to employ a lot of local staff. The place is certainly a show case!

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Andie C
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Olivia O, Manager at Vipingo Ridge, responded to this review, 30 June 2013
Dear Andie C,

Thank you for taking the time to review Vipingo Ridge. We have on average 400 staff at any given time at Vipingo Ridge with over 50% being from the immediate area. Furthermore another 20% from the surrounding coastal region.

In order to increase on what we offer to non golfers we have acquired a Private Beach Club, Somali Ponies, Mountain Bikes, Quad Bikes. There has been a lot of investment into irrigation systems; including a computerized sprinkler system with the recycling of water and the efficient use of this most valuable resource being one of our topmost priorities.

We are training our security staff so as to make your approach to Vipingo Ridge smooth and inviting. We maintain the gate fee however; but the process of claiming it at the Clubhouse has been greatly improved.

We look forward to your next visit.
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Lusaka, Zambia
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent course in a great setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

This is the second time I have played the course and it doesnt fail to disappoint. The course as the name suggests is up on a ridge so you get a nice breeze blowing just to take the edge of the Kenyan sun. The course is well maintained and challenging enough for all levels of golf. The clubhouse has all the required amenities and a perfect setting for a cool beverage after a round. It is only abut 30 mins from Nyali and affords a great view of the coast. Well worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
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Olivia O, Manager at Vipingo Ridge, responded to this review, 30 June 2013
Dear Phileas F,

Thank you for your review of Vipingo Ridge. We appreciate the positive feedback and look forward to you staying with us so you can also enjoy our private beach club after your next round.
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