Golf in Sri Lanka
Truly memorable and special getaway for Golfers
Sri Lanka though a legendary leisure destination for its charismatic hill country, exquisite beaches, and fascinating cultural attraction of ancient cities and shrines is not a destination that readily comes to mind for a golfing holiday. If you look up the Sri Lanka Map you will learn to your delightful surprise that you can easily fit in three fabulous golf courses of all Asia located at three elevations.
• The Royal Colombo Golf Club is at sea level.
• The Victoria Golf and Country Resort tucked in the Kandyan hills at Digana are at 600m.
• The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club is at 2070m.
You can easily make it to the Royal Colombo from any of the hotels in Colombo Sri Lanka or from the Sri Lanka Beach hotels. The Victoria Golf and Country resort is perfect if you happen to be in Kandy on you Sri Lanka tour and staying in any of the Sri Lanka boutique hotels. As for the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, any all inclusive Sri Lanka tour will include a visit to ‘Little England’.
Green foot Photography and filming adventure offers intimate tailor made tours for your requirements, fully-escorted photography tour of the island. It’s a great opportunity for you to discover and photograph Sri Lanka natural and cultural landscapes. From tranquil coasts and marine life, to intricate rice terraces and agro culture, ancient temples and deep waterfalls, National parks and marvels wild life, Authentic day to day life you will explore the best that island has to offer to photographers.
The association of golf with Sri Lanka is more than a century old. The Sri Lanka Amateur Golf Championship was started in the year 1891 which after the British Amateur is the oldest national championship in the world. Your Sri Lanka Travel Agent or tour operator would be more than happy to accommodate you.
The Royal Colombo Golf Club
The Royal Colombo Golf Club, Sri Lanka: This course is 5,770 m long (par 71). A flat course with broad fairways which looks simple enough however with many water hazards and well guarded bunkers. The Royal Colombo Golf Club is easily accessible. It is a 20 minute drive from any of the star class hotels in the city. RCGC is the home of the Sri Lanka Golf Union, the governing body of Golf in Sri Lanka and only answerable to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrew’s in Scotland. There are only sixteen other Royal Clubs in the world which are older.
Victoria Golf Club
Victoria Golf Club, Digana, Sri Lanka: This course is 6,190 m long (par 73) a championship golf course designed by Donald Steel and inaugurated early in 1999. The fairways are a little narrow in the hilly terrain in the country side. Majestic hard wood trees and avenues of coconuts give the course an aura of old world charm in the tropics. The natural outcrops of rocks are a distinctive feature and considered a hazard of the course.
The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
This course is reputed to be one of Asia’s finest is 5,520 m (par 71). The fairways are long and narrow and bordered by fir trees and thick bushes. It demands skilful “position play” and the hilly terrain makes it essential that players can cope with up-hill and down-hill lies.
Eagles’ Golf link Anuradhapurab
The Eagles' Heritage Golf Club is the newest and the only golf course in the Ancient Kingdom of Anuradhapura. It is located in the Sri Lanka Air Force Base. This serene 9 hole course offers an 18 hole experience with different angles of tee, and promises a challenging, enjoyable and unique round of golf for a par of 70,
Eagles’ Golf link Trincomalee
Eagles' Golf Links is located on the east coast of Sri Lanka, near Trincomalee Harbour. This 18-hole course offers nearly seven kilometres of challenging, enjoyable and unique rounds of golf for a par of 72, routed through picturesque, undulating Bermuda grass fairways and Tiff Warf greens, replete with magnificent trees. Views of sparkling waters, bays and coves enhance the experience, creating a stunning environment for an unforgettable game of golf. Eagles Golf Links is blessed with warm to hot weather year round, assuring golfers of warm sunny days much of the year, with the exception of the North-East Monsoon from November to February, when afternoon showers are common.
You will have access to experienced photographers to guide your photography, as well as a friendly and knowledgeable local guide and team will be provided.
• Magical Photography tours
• Catalogue Photo shoots
• Make a movie and film
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