Category Archives: Golf Courses & Golf Resorts

Shangri-la Golf & Country Club

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Experience Shangri-la Golf & Country Club in Hambantota Sri Lanka when you travel with Golf Tours Abroad. We also recommend staying at the luxury 5-Star Shangri-la Resort & Spa.

Location: Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Distance: 6107 yards
Course Par: 70
Designer: Rodney Wright

Opened: 2016
Caddies: Yes
Carts: Yes

Shangri-la Golf Course is part of the wonderful and luxurious 5-Star Shangri-la Resort & Spa on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Set amid a vast coconut palm plantation within the resort, the course offers spectacular views and distinctive challenges for both casual and seasoned players. The beautiful and diverse landscape provides a memorable golf experience through three different topographical zones, each with its own unique character:

The Coconut Plantation – offering lush fairways and challenging bunkers.
The Dunes Area – with its subtle elevation changes gives you breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.
The Sapphire Mine – showcasing generous greens with an abundance of water features

Because of the resort’s dedication to biodiversity and habitat conservation, the course development was approached from an eco-perspective by revitalising an abandoned sapphire mine. The end result was a glorious restoration of native vegetation, resurrection of local birdlife and an intelligent use of salt-tolerant turf & shrubs. The Clubhouse overlooks the 18th green which is a welcome haven for golfers at the end of their game. Located within the clubhouse is Ulpatha restaurant, which offers beer on tap, refreshing drinks from the island bar and delicious, pub-style light meals in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Refreshments are also available on the course, with all electric golf carts equipped with cooler boxes.  The Pro Shop is a haven for golf enthusiasts, with an array of golf essentials available for purchase, including caps, polos, shoes and sunglasses – as well as the latest equipment for hire.

Shangri-la Golf & Country Club features in our Sri Lanka Scenic golf holiday package. For further information on staying at the Shangri-la resort, visit our Shangri-la Resort & Spa Hambantota blog page for the inside running on the beautiful seaside resort.

Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

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Golf in Sri Lanka with Golf Tours Abroad and play Nuwara Eliya Golf Club which is one of the oldest and most beautiful golf courses in the world.

Location: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Distance: 6075 yards
Course Par: 71
Designer: UK Soldiers

Opened: 1889
Caddies: Yes
Carts: No – hand-drawn buggies

The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club was founded in 1889 and is one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia and most likely the world. It is located 1830m above sea level in the Nuwara Eliya district which is renowned all over the world for the premium quality tea that’s produced in the plantations that surround the golf club. Nuwara Eliya Golf Club continues with its customs and traditions of the country’s colonial past and its old world charm has a special aura about it. It is an institution that’s rich in tradition & history and carries an ambience unparalleled in Sri Lanka.

Despite being situated just a stone’s throw from the town, the club still maintains an air of exclusivity deserving of its historic beginnings. The course consists of long, narrow fairways, bordered by rows of towering eucalyptus trees and elegant cypresses, closely knit by dense acacia shrubbery. The grass on the greens is a mix of native combined with bluegrass. Good positional play is must for a positive outcome and the course terrain, with its succession of undulations and and water hazards is a confronting challenge to the serious golfer. Despite its inherent natural difficulties, the course does offer periods of forgiveness which will be appreciated by the enthusiastic amateur.
Nuwara Eliya Golf Club has a well earned reputation as one of the ‘friendliest golf clubs’ in Sri Lanka. The staff work hard to provide an experience that exceeds expectations, both on the golf course and in the clubhouse. Assisted by a team of highly competent ground staff, they work very hard at providing a course that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Nuwara Eliya Golf Club features in our Sri Lanka Intro golf holiday package.

Victoria Golf & Country Resort

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Golf in Sri Lanka with Golf Tours Abroad and play Victoria Golf & Country Resort which is ranked among the 100 most beautiful golf courses in the world.

Location: Kandy
, Sri Lanka
Distance: 6933 yards
Course Par: 73
Designer: Donald Steel

Opened: 1999
Caddies: Yes – compulsory
Carts: Yes

Victoria Golf & Country Resort is located in the eco-friendly setting in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. The Victoria Golf & Country resort spanning over 517 acres of lush green land are surrounded by the blue waters of the Victoria Reservoir against the backdrop of the Knuckles mountain range. The challenging tee shots and narrow tree-lined fairways are challenging golfers’ obstacles whilst the 3rd & 5th holes overlook the panoramic Victoria Reservoir. The majestic course has become an outright favourite amongst local and foreign golfers. Families of golfers opt to stay in well appointed golf chalets around the course and are attracted to the resort’s recreational options such as Horse Riding and Cycling.

Victoria Golf & Country Resort features in our Sri Lanka Intro and Sri Lanka Scenic golf holiday packages.

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Golf in Sri Lanka

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Golf Tours Abroad are delighted to be arranging golf packages for exotic Sri Lanka. The island nation is an undiscovered jewel to many, but we believe it is a secret that won’t take long to get out! The charm, culture and historical significance make Sri Lanka a must-do destination. Eye-catching scenery, beautiful golf courses and fabulous food are just some of the attractions to draw you into a Sri Lanka golf holiday. For further information on our available tours visit the Sri Lanka Golf Holidays section of our web site.