12 Nights/13 Days
Golfing in Sri Lanka offers the golf enthusiast a fantastic Sri Lanka holiday. Test yourself on some of Asia’s toughest courses, experience the island’s ancient heritage and spectacular landscapes and at the end of your stay, relax on the golden beaches of the south. The holiday does not lock you into large group on a prearranged coach tour. You can explore the island at your own pace, in a car or minivan, with your personal driver-cum-guide.
Holiday in Sri Lanka that will create memories of a lifetime by offering unmatched golf & experiences. Enjoy the bygone heritage of English villages surrounded by tea plantations and magnificent scenery. Sri Lanka’s golf, history, and culture are an experience all golfers should sample once in their lives.
This prestigious course is a good introduction to golf in Sri Lanka.
The Royal Colombo Golf Club, built in 1879, is a welcome escape from the hectic city centre. Located in Borella, a short distance from central Colombo, the course is a green oasis accompanied by a clubhouse of colonial charm. Listen to your attentive caddie to avoid the numerous water hazards. Despite being in the centre of Colombo, the course maintains its tranquility, although the occasional commuter train running along the 6th fairway can prove hazardous to concentration.
Victoria Golf and Country Resort has a testing course which has regularly been voted as among the most beautiful in Asia.
A railway station 10km from Nuwara Eliya. This journey is breathtaking as it takes you through the tea country along one of the world’s most spectacular railways. You will enjoy the comfort of First Class (the Observation Carriage). Your driver, with your clubs and luggage, will meet at the station and take you to Nuwara Eliya where you will spend two nights.
Nuwara Eliya was made into a summer retreat by the British in the early 1800s and much of its colonial character still remains. The town sprawls over the fertile valley flanked by Mount Pidurutalagala and Single Tree Mountain and is scattered with Victorian-style properties complete with gabled roofs, large open fireplaces, gardens with neatly-clipped lawns and colorful flower beds.
The testing course here was built by a Scottish soldier of the Golan Highlanders in 1889 for the British serviceman and officials stationed here in 1889. Occasionally you may even feel you are playing golf in Scotland, but the course holds many features unique to Sri Lanka. To ensure a successful round you will need to stay clear of the trees that line the tight course, the cliffs and creeks that bisect the fairways and the remorseless gorse and bunkers that protect the greens.
Little has changed since the founding of the club and you can even enjoy a log fire on cooler evenings.
Sri Lanka’s first and only golf resort is set amid a vast coconut palm plantation, offering spectacular views and unique challenges for both casual and seasoned players. The abundance of nature and wildlife, framed by lakes and the beautiful Indian Ocean, sets the scene for an incredible golfing experience.
Galle Fort is a magnet for tourists eager to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hours can be spent exploring a maze of narrow streets lined with a collection of small art and craft shops, cafes and beautiful boutique hotels.