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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.

Shangri-la Resort & Spa Hambantota

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Stay at the luxurious Shangri-la Resort & Spa in Hambantota when you visit Sri Lanka. Golf Tours Abroad’s Sri Lanka Scenic golf package includes this resort & golf course.

Overlooking the pristine southern coast of beautiful Sri Lanka, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa is located along the ancient Spice Route in a city steeped in rich history. Hambantota is known for its natural beauty and wildlife, and gives visitors the opportunity of exploring Asia’s most fascinating nature sanctuaries – Yala and Bundala National Parks. The luxury resort spans 53 hectares, making it the largest resort in Sri Lanka. Boasting 300 spacious rooms, including 21 suites, all surrounded by stunning tropical gardens. The luxury resort is home to an 18-hole golf course, an expansive spa and an artisan village that celebrates local arts and crafts.

Shangri-La’s signature spa is called CHI and it’s a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being that features exceptional Chinese and Ayurvedic treatments. A health club, a 30-metre sunset pool and an additional free-form lagoon pool offer recreational opportunities and facilities unparalleled in Sri Lanka. A wide variety of vibrant dining destinations can be found throughout the resort. Bojunhala serves local food, while the stunning Sera, inspired by the famous hawker stalls of Southeast Asia, provides a variety of comfort foods. Located within the golf clubhouse is Ulpatha restaurant, which offers beers on tap, refreshing drinks from the island bar and delicious pub-style light meals in a sociable setting.

With the natural beauty surrounding the area, a wedding at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa is the ideal place to tie the knot. In addition to the main ballroom, the resort boasts five conference rooms excellent for conventions and meetings. Families are given a warm welcome at the resort with a range of services designed especially for them. The Cool Zone Kids Club is open every day and there are plenty of other activities to keep younger guests happy with a 7m high trapeze, a drone flying area, outdoor water park, childrens’ pool and childcare facilities. When you stay at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa you’ll feel reconnected, re-energised and in touch with the great outdoors. Discover the true spirit of Sri Lanka.

Shangri-la Resort & Spa Hambantota features in our Sri Lanka Scenic golf holiday package.

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 Video

Golf Tours Abroad are presenting a video of Victoria Golf & Country Resort in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The 6993 yard Par 73 championship course was designed by Donald Steel and commissioned in 1999. For more in-depth details about this golf resort in Sri Lanka, visit our Victoria Golf & Country Resort blog post. Golf Tours Abroad feature Victoria Golf & Country Resort in their Sri Lanka Intro and Sri Lanka Scenic golf holiday packages.