Play Golf in Sri Lanka
If you’re looking for the very best in golf stay and play holiday experience in Sri Lanka look no further, the perfect combination of great year-round weather, top quality golf courses and luxurious hotels makes golf breaks in Sri Lanka an absolute delight.
How many of you know that Sri Lanka has a long history in the sport of golf? Countries association with golf dates back over a century to the times when British ruled the country.
The history of golf in Sri Lanka dates back from the days of the British Empire. During the mid 1800’s, the Galle Face Green in Colombo was the cradle of all British sports in Ceylon. The Sri Lanka Golf Championship, the oldest National Golf Championship outside Britain was institutionalized in 1891. In 1896, Ceylon’s Governor Joseph West Ridge way opened a portion of the Modal Farm as a “Golf Link”.
Golfing in Sri Lanka provides a unique experience to the travel golfers. Country is a perfect destination for a golf holiday with its world class golf courses, exotic landscapes and different climatic conditions.
Sri Lanka offers four picturesque golf courses are located in Colombo, Digana, Nuwara Eliya and Hambantota. These 4 of the finest 18-hole golf courses, each of them located at different elevations against a backdrop of stunning landscapes. Victoria Golf and Country Resort, flanked by mountains and valleys and designed by the award-winning Donald Steele & Co is undoubtedly the favorite of many golfers.
Trip Travel Sri Lanka offer and organize golf tours to anyone of these 4 spectacular golf courses in Sri Lanka or combination of all. With our golf adventures our experienced tour operators will have everything handled, and something for everyone’s taste. For accommodation, if you are looking for luxury or budget we supply some of the best hotels, spa and golf combinations in Sri Lanka. You can also travel across the country while playing golf, experiencing different golf courses, culture, adventure and cuisine while experiencing your holiday. With our stay and play option you can customize your travel plans according to your preferences. We can either incorporate a round in to your golf tour package or tailor-make a complete golf experience just for you.
What to expect while your travel;
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We make it as simple as possible for you to book golf trips - if you need help arranging custom trip itinerary you can go through information provided in this section then contact us as we are ready to help you book a perfect golfing experience- while saving time and money. We work with the best golf courses and hotels to get the best deals and therefore can offer a price guarantee that ensures that you always get the best price.
Get to know Your Golf Courses
1) Victoria Golf Course- Kandy
Victoria International Golf and Country Club, popularly known as Victoria Golf Club is bounded by breath taking scenic beauty of Victoria Reservoir provides a naturally therapeutic golfing experience. Designed by Donald Steel and Company this golf course was inaugurated in 1999.
Rested within the grounds of a former mixed farm, this 6945 yard 18-hole par 73 Championship course offers tricky hazards that measure the ability of the golfers. The par 75 layout has four par 5 holes of which three are over 500 yards long, there are also very tricky short par 3 holes as well as very difficult 210 yards 13th hole. There is also a fairway that drops 40 m from the tee and commands an awe-inspiring panorama of the golf course, the lake and the Knuckles Range.
The impressive natural outcrops of rocks, narrow fairways in hilly country side, the exotic faunas, the majestic trees and the fragrance of wild flowers and the holes which offer different challenge encompass the unique charm of this golf course.
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2) Nuwar Eliya Golf Course- Nuwara Eliya
The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia and probably the world. The 18-hole course, 6399 yards long, is a testing par 71 and is made up of long , narrow fairways, bordered by rows of towering eucalyptus trees and elegant cypresses, held together by dense acacia shrubbery. Good positional play is must for a positive outcome and the course terrain, with its succession of undulating dales and hills, and the many water hazards, confronts the serious golfer with a series of stimulating challenges. Yet, despite its natural difficulties, it also caters to both the casual golfer and the enthusiastic amateur. The grass on the greens is local, mixed with bluegrass. We welcome golfers of all ages and abilities.
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3) Royal Colombo Golf Club - Colombo
The Royal Colombo Golf Club, founded in 1879 it is considered to be the oldest in the country. This 129 years course is an oasis in the midst of Colombo’s urban sprawl. The picturesque fairways, the luxuriant vegetation, the ponds in bloom with water lilies and the Kelani Valley Railway Line that runs across the course surely add exquisiteness to this course. It is one of the finest 18-hole courses in the world with a length of 6560 yd and par 71, the fairways are flat and broad which gives the golfer a false security but amuses 13 well placed water traps and bunkers which swiftly change opinion. The club was redesigned by world repute golf architects, Donald Steel and Martin Ebert; despite of this it was able to immaculately maintain its Colonial Ceylon style.
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4) Shangri-La Hambantota Golf Club - Hambanthota
Designed by Rodney Wright on a former sapphire mine, This is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka, set within the hotel grounds of Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa, which opened to guests on 1st June 2016.
Spread across a vast coconut palm plantation, it offers spectacular views and distinctive challenges for both beginners and seasoned players. The par-70 course is designed by Rodney Wright, the globally celebrated designer and a firm believer in integrating the culture and environment of the surrounding area into a golf course. The beautifully-landscaped course takes players on a memorable golfing journey through three zones, each with its own unique character; The Coconut Plantation offers lush fairways and challenging bunkers, The Dune Area - with its subtle elevation changes - gives way to breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean, and The Sapphire Mine showcases generous greens with an abundance of water features.
Shangri-La’s Golf & Country Club, Hambantota, offer an array of facilities for hotel guests – who are entitled to green fees - and day visitors alike. The Clubhouse overlooks the 18th green; a welcome for golfers and guests post-game, and is home to Ulpatha, the Clubhouse restaurant which offers beers on tap, refreshing drinks from the island bar and delicious, pub-style light bites in a sociable setting.