Nkana Golf Club Tops Zam­bia's Top 5 Golf Clubs

Zambian Business Times - - SPORT -

Zam­bia's Golf is slowly spread­ing and clubs are now set­ting up acad­e­mies for Ju­nior Golfers to set the stage to de­velop and have Zam­bian golfers chal­lenge for ma­jor tro­phies for not only the Zam­bia Open, but other pres­ti­gious events and be­come a cred­i­ble part of the Sun­shine Tour, South­ern Africa's own golf cir­cuit.

The top100 golf cour­ses has ex­tended its rat­ings of golf clubs and be­low is their top 5 for Zam­bian Golf clubs.

At num­ber 1. is Nkana Golf Club, famed to have once oc­cu­pied a place in the Guin­ness book of records for be­ing one of the busiest golf cour­ses in the world dur­ing the Cop­per­belt's boom years in the 1950's and 1960's. It's lo­cated at the city of Kitwe and op­er­ated by Glen­core's lo­cal unit, Mopani Cop­per Mines (MCM).

At num­ber 2. is Nchanga Golf Club, lo­cated at the cop­per min­ing town of Chin­gola. Chin­gola was once Zam­bia's clean­est and gar­den city. The club and sup­ported and op­er­ated by Ven­danta's lo­cal unit, Konkola Cop­per Mines (KCM). It has held the Zam­bia Open no fewer than three times in the last eleven years.

At num­ber 3. is Lusaka Golf Club, lo­cated at the heart of Zam­bia's cap­i­tal City of Lusaka, it has hosted the largest num­ber of Zam­bia Opens, no fewer than 25. It's lo­cated in the pres­ti­gious ar­eas of Kab­u­longa, Sun­ning­dale and Wood­lands

At num­ber 4 is Ndola Golf Club, lo­cated in the City of Ndola, Cop­per­belt po­lit­i­cal cap­i­tal. It was es­tab­lished in 1921 and is Zam­bia's old­est Golf Club. It's re­cently been up­graded and has hosted a cou­ple of Zam­bia opens

At num­ber 5 is Mu­fulira Golf Club, Lo­cated in the min­ing town of Mu­fulira and op­er­ated by Glen­core's lo­cal unit MCM. It's has un­der­gone some up­grades and seems destined to be dis­placed from the top 5 if more in­vest­ment is not poured in.

There are about three new golf cour­ses that have re­cently been es­tab­lished. One is called Bon­aza and lo­cated at Lusaka, the other is Kansan­shi lo­cated at Sol­wezi and the other is Kalum­bila lo­cated at Kalum­bila town. These course have great po­ten­tial and will most likely bounce in the top 5 af­ter a full as­sess­ment by pro­fes­sional golf course asses­sors are done.

Nkana Golf Club on the Cop­per­belt in Kitwe

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