Mombasa Golf Club
Mombasa Golf Club was born on 27 June 1911 when a meeting, chaired by Mr. S.L. Hinde and attended by eighteen gentlemen, passed unanimously a resolution that a Golf Club be formed in Mombasa. The meeting appointed a sub-committee comprising Messrs. Kidd, Croall and Barry to approach the Government for a grant of land.
It is of particular interest to note that at the next full committee meeting held on 20th July 1911 the sub-committee was able to report "that the Government had granted the use of certain land near the lighthouse at a rental of Rupees 15 per annum".
At this meeting it was agreed that the entrance fee be Rs. 10 until the 1st January, 1912, after which date a subscription of Rs.3 per month be charged. Robert Kidd was appointed the first Captain of the Club. The clearance of the bush and scrub was energetically carried out during 1911 and the 9 holes course was completed in 1912. It should be recorded to the credit of those early enthusiasts that many of them assisted in clearing the bush after office hours and at week-ends, while African prison labour which was then available on hire did most of the clearing.
Over the past few years the Club has spent considerable sums of money on the club house roof and floor. However, the club has still a long way to go. The club-house which was first erected in 1920, needs some major attention. It is pleasing to record that considerable sums of money have been raised through generous donations from persons, firms and companies and plans are now underway to carry out the rest of necessary improvements to the Club House.
Mombasa Golf Club will always strive to be one of the most desirable private members’ clubs in Kenya in terms of golf course, quality of service and friendly culture.
The Mission of the Mombasa Golf Club is to serve our members, families and guests in a professional and friendly manner with the highest quality of services and course conditions in a fiscally responsible manner.
(ii) Absolute best service possible
(iii) Respect in the way we treat one another
(iv) Integrity at all times
(v) Accountable for our actions
(vi) Reputation upheld
(vii) Sound financials
(viii) Excellence through continuous improvement
(ix) Empowerment to our employees.