Posted by: wildsidezambia | April 5, 2011

Young blood at the grand old Livingstone Golf Club

Last year Marjet and Rory Young took over the reigns at the Livingstone Royal Golf & Country Club and the gracious Edwardian clubhouse, which dates back as far as 1908, is slowly but surely returning to her former glory.

The original clubhouse was built in 1908

Situated at about 20mins from the Victoria Falls, restoration of the clubhouse and the park land golf course started in 2005 .   Well known course designer Peter Matkovich redesigned the 18 hole par 72 course and it reopened in May 2007. Beautiful old trees border the fairways and greens and provide shade for the clubhouse.

The restored clubhouse has a beautiful wide veranda reminiscent of the bygone Edwardian era

In November 1910, His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught and his wife Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia visited Livingstone. The Duchess of Connaught donated the Challenge Cup to the Club for the Mixed Foursome Competition. A few decades ago the clubhouse fell into disrepair and the Cup went missing, only to be returned recently by Moses Mwami, who worked as a caretaker for over 30 years and who took it upon himself to safeguard the Cup over all those years. It is now proudly displayed in the restaurant together with 24 other historic cups and shields. In 1925 Prince Edward, then Prince of Wales, was also hosted by the Club.

Marjet and Rory, whose grandfather was the first golf pro at the Livingstone Royal Golf Club, have added a gym and a pool to the complex, where regular aerobics, yoga and swimming classes take place. Tennis courts are in the final planning stages, along with a children’s animal farm on the spacious grounds.

Marjet and Rory Young with Astrid (3) and Aidan (1).

With Elephant Hills on the other side of the Falls, the area makes for a wonderful African golfing experience. For more information email



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