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 than #triptravelsrilanka. We offer you the perfect combination of great year-round weather, top-quality golf courses and luxurious hotels making 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 the British ruled the country.
The history of #golf in Sri Lanka dates back to the days of the British Empire. During the mid-1800s, the Galle Face Green in Colombo was the cradle of all British sports in Ceylon. The #SriLanka 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 travel golfers. The 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 which are located in Colombo, Digana, Nuwara Eliya and Hambantota. These are 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 a favourite of many golfers.
Trip Travel Sri Lanka #triptravelsrilanka offers golf tours to any of these 4 spectacular golf courses in Sri Lanka or a combination of all with added extra services. Our tour operators take the worry out of you organising your trip or package putting any itinerary together while you focus on your game. Our experienced staff will ensure everything is handled, and something for everyone’s taste is included in your experience.
For accommodation, if you are looking for luxury or budget we supply some of the best hotels, spas and golf combinations in Sri Lanka. Our tours are designed in a way where you will have the opportunity to 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 travel plans according to your own preferences. We can either incorporate a round tour package or tailor-make a complete golf experience just for your needs.
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Get to know Sri Lanka's top Golf Courses
1) Victoria Golf Course- Kandy
Victoria International Golf and Country Club, popularly known as Victoria Golf Club is bounded by the breathtaking scenic beauty of Victoria Reservoir and 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 a 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 the hilly countryside, the exotic faunas, the majestic trees the fragrance of wildflowers and the holes which offer different challenges 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 a 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, is considered the oldest in the country. This 129-year 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 yards and par 71. The fairways are flat and broad which gives the golfer false security but same time amuse them with 13 well-placed water traps and bunkers which swiftly change opinion. The club was later redesigned by world-repute golf architects, Donald Steel and Martin Ebert; despite 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.
This golf court is spread across a vast coconut palm plantation, offering spectacular views and distinctive challenges for both beginners and seasoned players. The par-70 course was designed by Rodney Wright. This golf court has successfully integrated its surrounding social and natural environments whilst providing multi-use recreational facilities for all users.
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 breathtaking 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, offers an array of facilities for hotel guests – 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.