Sir Lanka looks back on a very old golfing tradition. The Sri Lanka Amateur Golf Tournament is considered one of the oldest historically mentioned amateur championships worldwide. In Sri Lanka, there are not only three of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in the world, but also the oldest ones. The pleasant climate of the island as well as the anticipation of space conditions allow several thousand tourists a year to travel to Sri Lanka, just to play golf. Sri Lanka is developing into an attractive golf destination (Schweizer Golfmagazin 12/2016)
NUWARA ELIYA GOLF CLUB
Founded in 1889, it is one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia and also in the world. Nuwara Eliya Golf Club is located in a valley near Nuwara Eliya, 1,899 meters high in the heart of the mountainous tea growing area, the course is a challenge even for experienced golfers.
18-hole, 71 par, driving range
ROYAL COLOMBO GOLF CLUB
Royal Colombo Golf Club was founded in 1879 and is one of the oldest golf clubs in the Asian region. The course has a length of 5,776 m. The course has many water hazards and the exciting hole no. 5, which lies next to a railway line, with 280 meters and a dogleg to the left. There is a large clubhouse with restaurant as well as a well equipped golf shop and changing rooms.
18-hole, 71 par, driving range,
223, Model Farm Road, Colombo 08, Tel: +94 1126 95431, www.rcgcsl.com
VICTORIA GOLF AND COUNTRY RESORT
Rajawella, about 30-40 minutes drive from Kandy. The 18-hole Championship Golf Course, designed by Donald Steel, measures 6,879 meters of championship length. Victoria's Par 73 layout includes four par 5 holes, three of which are more than 500 yds long. There are four excellent par 3 holes, from the very short hole # 5 with 124 yds to the challenging, 210 yds 13, a great par 3.
18-hole, 73 par, terrain very hilly, driving range
Rajawella Kandy Sri Lanka , Phone: +94 (0) 812 376 376, www.golfsrilanka.com