Hospitality in Kenya with Tobs Kenya Golf Safaris

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H.E. Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya (2002 – 2013) and Patron of the Kenya Golf Union, welcoming Tobs, Chairman of the Kenya Golf Marketing Alliance (KGMA) at State House Nairobi on 24 April 2003.
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Tobs with Dr. Taleb Rifai - Secretary General of the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) - during the Tourism Innovation and Change Forum at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre on 3 June 2017.


Since 1991, Tobs Kenya Golf Safaris has been the first and only genuinely specialised Golf Tour Operator in Kenya, organizing Golf Safaris, Golf travel and Golf events.

Kenya in East Africa, has 40 wonderful golf courses, excellent weather all-year-round and to offer the combination of Golf, Safaris and Beach Holidays was an innovation by Tobs in Kenya’s tourist industry, more than 25 years ago. V.I.P. service and personal attention is what Tobs Kenya Golf Safaris, Travel & Events is known for. The Tobs' team is dedicated and highly trained and all are personally involved in organizing your dream golf holiday and corporate golf event to the last detail.

Tobs, a former CEO of the Philips Electronics Group of Companies in East Africa (1987-1991), is a member of 2 golf clubs and a true host to his guests.

Tobs was Director of the Board of Kenya's Home of Golf: Muthaiga Golf Club (2009 - 2013), the founder/ first Chairman of the Kenya Golf Marketing Alliance (1997-2010), the first Chairman of the Kenya Chapter of IAGTO ( 1997 – 2010), Member of the Executive Committee of Skal Nairobi (2013).  and Member of the Executive Committee of KATO ( 1992 – 1994) .

Tobs was instrumental in winning IAGTO’s Award for the Best Undiscovered Golf Destination of the year 2009 and a proud winner as Kenya's Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator 2015 and 2016 during the Golf Awards Ceremony in Portugal.
Tobs Golf Events organized many golf events, including the IAGTO Steering Committee meeting which was "the most spectacular Steering Committee event ever staged" as per IAGTO's Chief Executive Mr. Peter Walton. Tobs hosted the KLM Kenya Open in March 2009, 2010 and 2011, the Kenya Airways Invitational in November 2009 and March 2011, and more recently the prestigious Mercedes Trophy in 2014 and 2015. Orange Telkom Club Nights were organized at Muthaiga Golf Club and at Royal Nairobi Golf Club.

Celebrating its 21 years anniversary,  Tobs organized the 1st Kenya Golf Trophy in 2012, which tournament became Kenya’s largest corporate amateur golf event with more than US$ 40.000 worth of prizes and more than 50 sponsors.

Thanks to its success, the Kenya Golf Trophy has become an annual event and grown to become Africa's largest corporate amateur golf tournament with Etihad Airways as the Official Airline, Nation Media Group as its media sponsor, Mercedes, Heineken, NAS Cuisine (Servair), Crown Paints, Nestle, Red Bull, Kempinski, Fairmont Hotels, BUPA, JCB and Kenya Tourist Board amongst many other well-known international brands, while supporting the Junior Golf Foundation.

For the last 3 decades Tobs travelled and played golf all over the world, building up a network of friends in the industry, which is the sound and strong basis for our Golf Travel Division.
Tobs Kenya Golf Safaris, Travel & Events and The IAGTO Golf Tour Operators formed a bond of trust, of reliability and quality, which is strengthened at least once a year, when we all meet at the IGTM -The International Golf Travel Market (IGTM). In the last 8 years Tobs Golf Travel organized Golf Holidays to Abu Dhabi, Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Dubai, China, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Jamaica, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Portugal and USA. Of course the big golf tournaments are part of the itineraries and combing playing golf and watching top golf professionals of the world play at the Masters, Ryder Cup, British Open, Race to Dubai, Dubai Desert Classic or TPC Sawgrass. Half of these trips are in groups, while the other half are on tailor-made basis.  

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Tobs together with Miguel Angel Jimenez and Michelle Chedotal at the IAGTO Gala Award Dinner in Marbella – Spain, 23 November 2006

Sam Torrance, Captain of the winning European Ryder Cup 2001, together with Tobs and Bert van den Heuvel of Time4golf at the 12th IGTM in Malaga, 19 November 2009

Paul McGinley, Vice Captain of the winning European Ryder Cup 2010 with Tobs at the KLM Dutch Open 2010
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Bernhard Länger together with Bert van den Heuvel and Tobs at the KLM Dutch Open 2007. After winning the Dutch Open 3 times he finished 3rd just before his 50th birthday and turning senior.

From left to right: France’s top golfer Thomas Levet, Gyan Averink, Tobs, Jose Visser of KLM Flying Blue Golf Club and Tony Finau at the KLM Dutch Open 2007.

From left to right: Jussi Jaakonkari – President IGTWA His Excellency Mwakai Sio - Kenyan Ambassador to Spain Tob Cohen, Chairman - Kenya Golf Marketing Alliance, IAGTO Kenya Chapter Peter Walton, Chief Executive – IAGTO

Kenya won IAGTO’s award of Best Undiscovered Golf Destination 2009. The award was presented during the Gala Award Evening on Thursday the 20th of November 2008 in Estepona, Spain at the last night of the 11th IGTM (International Golf Travel market)


Tobs management team
From left to right: Moses Murithi - General Manager/Accountant, Sarah Kamotho Cohen - Managing Director, Tobs, Peter Kariuki - Logistics Manager. Kenya Airways Invitational Golf Event at Muthaiga Golf Club, 6 November 2009. Tobs Kenya Golf Safaris and Events organized this successful event with 150 players from 15 different countries. Click here for the video.
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From left to right: Per Caroe of Kenya Airways Nordic, Sven Tumba and Tobs
At the Ulricehamn Golf Club in Sweden during the Kenya Airways sponsored Mama Zebra Charity Golf Tournament on 22 August 2009. Sven Tumba became the Swedish sports star of the 1950's with 245 caps (three World Championship gold) in ice hockey and made golf popular with the Swedish general public.

Sven died 1 October 2011 at the age of 80. Read more…. .

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Neels Els (Ernie’s father) together with Tobs at Ernie Els' wine farm in Stellenbosch on February 24, 2006
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From left to right: H.E. Joseph Muchemi - Ambassador to London, Sarah Kamotho-Cohen - Managing Director Tobs Kenya Golf Safaris, Mrs. Cecilia Muchemi - wife to the Ambassador, Tobs
During the London Golf Show in April 2005 The Kenya High Commissioner to the UK, hosted a party for Golf Tour Operators and Golf journalists at the High Commission at Kensington Place-London.

David Jones - Irish Professional Golfer and one time winner of the Kenya Open -with Tobs in July 2008 launching the new Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort.
David Jones is the designer of the new Vipingo Ridge Baobab Golf Course on the north coast of Mombasa.
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Sam Torrance - ex Ryder Cup Captain with Tobs
at the London Golf Show April 2005.
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International golf commentator Peter Allis and Lorraine Connaughton of A2B incentives and Tobs at the gala night of the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) in Gran Canaria December 2005.

You will be playing on private members golf clubs which gives you the opportunity to mingle with the Kenyan golfers.

We have attractively priced 4 night golf breaks, 1 week, 10 nights and 14 night packages, which offer pure golf, golf and safari, golf and beach or a combination of golf, safaris and beach.

Moreover we offer the largest collection of Boutique Hotels and Spa and Wellness Resorts in East and Central Africa.
Of course we also do tailor-made holidays to suite your wishes to perfection. Whether for two people or large groups, Tobs will make sure you will be totally satisfied when you return home!

Tobs Kenya Golf Safaris - The only specialist in Golf Safaris in Kenya

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