The 2017 Kenya Golf Open -- which is part of the European Challenge Tour -- will feature 156 golfers, with 26 of them from the host nation. The tournament will return to the Muthaiga golf course for the first time in five years. It carries prizes worth 230,000 dollars. Golfing greats like the late Seve Ballisteros of Spain and South Africa's Trevor Immelman have graced the competition in the past. 49 years since its inception, Kenya still awaits its first winner. The country is holding training programmes for its top 20 professional golfers in a bid to change this trend. 22 professional golfers and four amateurs will represent Kenya in next year's event. For the organisers, the tournament represents far more than just a boost for Kenyan golfers.