Overview
Sri Lanka is relatively unknown in the field of Golf but surprisingly the country has three of the finest 18 hole courses in Asia. In fact the Association with Golf is more than 100 years and the Sri Lanka Amateur Golf Championship which was instituted in 1891 follows the British Amateur as the oldest National Championship in the world. The three courses are situated in Colombo, Victoria (near Kandy) nd Nuwara Eliya – Colombo at sea level, Victoria, 1500 ft above sea level and Nuwara Eliya at an elevation of 6000 ft have distinctly different terrain and climatic conditions. This contributed to the enjoyment and challenge as you could be playing Golf in three different countries.

Though the programme is planned primarily for Golfing; a City Tour of Colombo and a visit to Kandy en route to Nuwara Eliya is included in the programme. Kandy in particular is one of Sri Lanka’s many cultural highlights and should not be missed.

The Royal Colombo Golf Club
This course is 6431 yards long (par 71). A flat course with board fairways which looks simple to beginners but there are many water hazards and well guarded bunkers which quickly change his opinion.The Royal Colombo Golf is easily accessible being 10 minutes drive from all major hotels in the city.

The Victoria Golf Club
Victoria is Sri Lanka’s newest International Golf Course. The 6890 yd. Par 73 Championship Course features a host of memorable golf holes.Designed by Donald Steel, the renowned British Golf Architect, the layout has taken full advantage of an extremely gifted site with its rolling terrain, superb views of the Victoria Reservoir, the Knuckles Range and the majestic forest trees through which the course has been skillfully routed. The greens, tees and fairways have been planted with imported varieties of Bermuda grass and the greens are built to the specifications if the United States Golf Association.

The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
This course which is reputed to be one of Asia’s finest is 6075 yards (par 71). The fairways are long and narrow and bordered by fir trees & thick bushes. It demands skilful “Position Play” and the hilly terrain makes it essential that players can cope with up-hill and downhill lies.Golf is played on all three courses throughout the year but in Colombo it is fairly dry between the months of March & May.

Golf tour ITINERARY
Day 01

Arrival and transfer to Colombo.P.M. City tour of Colombo, including visits to the Residential, Commercial and Bazaar areas.
Overnight Hotel Lanka Oberoi, Inter Continental or Taj Samudra.

Day 02
Transfers to The Royal Colombo Golf Club for a morning and/or afternoon session of Golf.
Overnight Hotel Lanka Oberoi, Inter Continental or Taj Samudra.

Day 03
Leave for Kandy visiting the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela in time to witness the bathing and bottle feeding of the baby Elephants en route.Also visit a Spice Garden and Batik Factory en route.Overnight The Citadel, Kandy.

Day 04
Transfer to the Victoria Golf Club for a round of Golf.Overnight The Citadel, Kandy.

Day 05
Leave for Nuwara Eliya visiting a Tea Plantation and Factory en route.P.M. Transfer to the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club for a round of Golf.Overnight Grand Hotel or similar, Nuwara Eliya.

Day 06
Transfers to and from the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club for Golf.Overnight Grand Hotel or similar, Nuwara Eliya.

Day 07
Return to Colombo via Kitulgala, the location of the film “Bridge on the River Kwai”.Overnight Hotel Lanka Oberoi, Inter Continental or Taj Samudra.

Day 08
Departure transfer to the Airport / Beach Hotel.

 

 
   
 
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