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“The best golf course in Kenya”
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.
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Beautiful surroundings, picturesque view of bush and sea. We stayed in the villas, tastefully furnished and private roof top plunge pool. The kitchen is well equipped if self catering is preferred. The club house supervisor victor is very helpful. The private beach 10 km away is good to visit for the sea experience but nothing special about it. The golf course is superb, challenging by all standards the best in Kenya. Worth lugging along your own clubs. Overall we left very relaxed

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Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

The complex is huge, the scenery is picturesque, the grounds have lush greenery, the villas are amazing, it is secured to a high standard, and the golf course just looks the business, but.... The club house - service is very slow, staff forget your orders, forget to bring the condiments and cutlery. The food is of travelodge standard (sorry chaps, but you can't serve that food and claim to be 5star or premier), and the Sunday buffet chef(s) are lacking. That said, everyone was polite, and waiters would carry the food for elderly reaidents/guests, but saying sorry 20 times does not mitigate for such errors.
I would definitely go again, but would not eat at the club house until culinary improvements are made.

2  Thank Mike R
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Helvi R, Resort Director at Vipingo Ridge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2014

Dear Mike R,

We very much appreciated your positive comments regarding our villas and golf course.I also wish to convey my thanks for your constructive criticism regarding our clubhouse restaurant. I would very much appreciate if you would email me your contact details to enable me to get further information from you regarding your food and beverage experience you had with us.
My email address is stjohn@vipingoridge.com.

Our sincere apologies for the disappointing dining experience.

Kind regards,
St John Kelliher
Resort Director Vipingo Ridge

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Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in a group of 10 persons for my birthday party and the choice of staying here met everybody satisfaction and need. The beautifully "Malibu" designed houses were comfortable and perfectly hidden in this large sisal estate.

The staff were very friendly and Beth always answered our emails and responses on time and for sure the first class response and services made our stay comfortable with homely feeling.

Playing golf on the David Jones designed baobab course was a dream come true and the views while playing are great memorable experience. It's the best place I have played golf in kenya and would recommend advent golf lovers to try it out here. A minimum of 3nights is recommended.

I would surely come back.

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

breathtaking views, beautiful golf course, nice people, good food, Indian Ocean breeze.
This was a very nice November break. A special thanks to the staff for the good care. Highly appreciated. We will come back.

1  Thank HildeCeleste
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Helvi R, Manager at Vipingo Ridge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

Dear Hilde,

Thank you so much for the positive comments. We will be sure pass on your feedback to all the staff and management and would be delighted to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Excellent short trip away from the world

We have had the most fabulous time
The atmosphere is relax and the kitchen is more than ok
The service high standards
Very good golf course an caddy's that know there distance’s
The members welcome you as you where already a member for years

Thank Peter D
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Helvi R, Manager at Vipingo Ridge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

Dear Peter,
Sincere thanks for the wonderful review. Your comments have been passed on to the staff, members and caddies. Thank you for the lovely photos which we would like to include along with your comments in our monthly Ezine that is circulated to all members. We look forward to hosting you again very soon.

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