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Golfing Tour in Sri Lanka

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.

  • Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Colombo. Relax and unwind after your long journey.
  • Enjoy a city tour of island’s commercial capital, Colombo. Visit the bazar, the Galle Face Green, the Red mosque and other highlights.
  • Overnight in Colombo.
  • In the morning, play a round of golf at the Royal Colombo Golf Club situated nearby.

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.

  • Overnight in Colombo.
  • Early this morning, transfer to Kandy, the last capital of the Sinhalese kingdom. (To ease the near four-hour drive you may prefer to transfer by Air Taxi.)
  • Walk through the market, around the lake and along the city paths enjoying the peacefulness which is associated with this city in the Hill Country. Free time for shopping. You may visit a gem museum, a batik shop and a wood carving center.
  • Check in and relax.
  • Overnight in Kandy.
  • Enjoy a round of golf at Victoria Golf and Country Resort.

Victoria Golf and Country Resort has a testing course which has regularly been voted as among the most beautiful in Asia.

  • For those wishing to experience the ancient Kandyan heritage, trips into Kandy and to the remarkable Temple of the Tooth to attend an evening ceremony – an experience like no other.
  • Overnight in Kandy.
  • Early morning, catch the train from Kandy to Nanu-Oya.

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.

  • Check in to hotel.

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.

  • Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.
  • Spend two days golfing at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club.

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.

  • The colonial-style clubhouse and bar is an atmospheric place to enjoy a drink and meal after your round.

Little has changed since the founding of the club and you can even enjoy a log fire on cooler evenings.

  • You may also enjoy a brisk walk at Lake Gregory on one of the days.
  • Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.
  • Spend much of the day winding through the glorious scenery of the Sri Lankan hill country.
  • Break either for a long lunch or to expend your energy on a beautiful walking trail in the southern highlands – the choice is yours.
  • Your ultimate destination is the south coast town of Hambantota.
  • Check in and have a relaxing time for the rest of the day.
  • Overnight in Hambantota.
  • Enjoy an 18-hole round of golf at Shangri-La Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa complex.

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.

  • Overnight in Hambantota.
  • This morning you will head west towards the historic city of Galle where you can spend few nights relaxing by the beach.
  • Check in and relax.
  • Overnight in Koggala.
  • Enjoy a leisurely beach stay.
  • You may, if you wish take an independent exploration or a guided walk at Galle Fort and learn the history and architectural features of the World Heritage Site.

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.

  • Overnight at Koggala.
  • After breakfast, leave for Colombo International Airport.