The small landlocked nation of Rwanda is located in east central Africa, surrounded by Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rwanda plunged into the darkest depths as a nation in 1994 when more than half a million of its population were killed by Rwandan military and Hutu militia groups fighting against minority Tutsis who had ruled the country for many years. Two decades later, the country is still coming to terms with such an abominable act of genocide.
The prime golf facility in the country was created in 1987 just outside Kigali, at an altitude of 4,800 feet above sea level. The course at the Source du Nil Golf Club is a par 72 layout – starting with a short par three – which has a par rating of 35 for the front nine and 37 for the back nine. The only other course in Rwanda can be found at the Mountain Gorilla’s Nest Hotel in Kinigi, 80 miles to the northwest.