Sri Lanka showcases some of the best golf courses in all of Asia, and is a haven for beginners and pros. If you are an enthusiast of the game of golf, Colombo, Nuwara Eliya and Diyatalawa would be of interest to you.
The Royal Colombo Golf Course, the second oldest outside Britain, dates back to 1879 laying the foundation for the sport in Sri Lanka. Possibly the most prestigious in the country, this fascinating course features 18 holes, 6,560 Yard Black Tees and 6,303 Yards White Tees. It even has its own fully-functional ladies’ division reputed for leaving its mark on many a tournament. The lounge is a great venue to kick back after a few rounds. If you are staying at the Mount Lavinia Hotel, you’ll find yourself less than 30 minutes away from an exciting game of golf.
The Victoria Golf and Country Resort is renowned the world over, and is home to the international tournament, the Sri Lankan Airlines Golf Classic. Featuring 18 holes and spanning a visually appealing area of 517 acres, the course is considered a challenge for even professionals due to its terrain. If you are a beginner, check out the various classes offered.
Set in what may be the most scenic town in Sri Lanka is the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club. Greatly sought after by enthusiasts of the game, this golf club is extra-popular due to the picture-perfect sceneries it boasts. The course’s altitude (over 1,800 metres) affects game-play by increasing ball speeds. The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club is 100 acres of gorgeousness fit to be on postcards, and features 18 holes. The club’s bar and restaurant is a hit with members and non-members alike, and are great to hang out and enjoy the scenery following a few rounds of golf.
Other renowned golf courses are Eagles’ Golf Links (East Coast) and Diyatalawa Golf Links.
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