Karen Country club was founded in 1937, making it one of the oldest in Kenya. Located just outside the Nairobi National Park the 18-hole course is routed through a former coffee estate which was developed by the Danish author Baroness Karen Christenze von Blixen-Finecke, best known for "Out of Africa", an account of her life while living in Kenya.

Trees from the original coffee plantation still dominate parts of the landscape today along with various flowering shrubs & plants making Karen Country Club one of the prettiest courses in Kenya.

The course was aired to the world during the popular TV series "Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf" with the likes of Roberto DeVicenzo, Bert Yancey and Tony Jacklin tackling the layout and it has also played host to the Kenya Open.