Sri Lanka is largely unknown as a golfing destination and while it cannot claim to have courses at PGA championship level, golfers are intrigued to find that historic, picturesque and challenging courses are to be found in Sri Lanka.
There are four world class golf courses to be enjoyed while you are in Sri Lanka.
The Royal Colombo Golf Course
This 5770m par 71 course was built in 1879 and is the first golf course in Sri Lanka, its largely flat layout with broad tree lined fairways looks deceptively easy to experienced players; however, the courses with their many water hazards and hidden bunkers will provide a challenge to all players.
The course is within 20 minutes of the centre of the capital city of Colombo.
Victoria Golf & Country Resort
Situated on the shores of the Victoria reservoir surrounded by the hill country of Sri Lanka this is Sri Lanka’s newest golf course.
This 6190-metre par 73 championship course was rated amongst the 100 most beautiful courses in the world by Golf Digest; it offers the player a challenging but beautiful game of golf.
The course is located close to the historic city of Kandy
The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
Built in the late 1880’s and situated a chilly 2000 metres above sea level ,this 5520 metre par 71 golf course is visually spectacular and certainly a pleasant break from the tropical heat of coastal and northern Sri Lanka.
The course is challenging with its narrow fairways surrounded by forests of pine and several water hazards in the forms of streams meandering through the course, the hilly terrain requires skilful position play along with the challenge of up and down lies.
This course has long been recognised as one of Asia’s most beautiful and challenging courses set amongst the magnificence of Sri Lanka tea country.
The course is within the city limits of the tea country capital of Nuwara Eliya.