Sri Lanka Golf Tour

Sri Lanka Golf Tour

INTRODUCTION

Though Sri Lanka is virtually unknown in the field of Golf, it has a long history dating back to 1895 when the Colonial Secretary, an ardent golfer himself in consultation with the then Governor of Sri Lanka, Sir Joseph West Ridgeway, offered the Alfred Model Farm-named after the son of Queen Victoria to the golf club. The course wasopened by Governor Ridgeway and was first named Ridgeways and in 1896 was named the Royal Colombo Golf Club after much restructuring.Sri Lanka boasts of having three of the finest 18 hole Golf courses comparable to those in Asia. The three courses are situated in Colombo, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. The elevations and climatic conditions in each location differ to the extent that some golfersoften comment that it is like playing in three different countries.Apart from playing golf, the guests are offered the additional option of seeing some of the islands Cultural and World Heritage sites and its attractions.

ROYAL COLOMBO GOLF CLUB

It is 125 years since the Royal Colombo Golf Club was first inaugurated and is the second oldest outside the British Isles next to the Royal Calcutta Golf Club established 175 years ago. The club remains a showpiece after being re-designed by architects of world repute, Donald Steel and Martin Ebert. The course is absolutely beautiful and the clubhouse is studded with comfortable foyers, a Coffee Shop named Ridgeways and it offers much privacy and fine Dining.This 5770 m (par 71) golf course offers challenges through its many water hazards and bunkers which can test even the seasoned players. The sixth hole is supposed to be a treat where golfers encounter the Kelani Valley train which passes across the fairways.

VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL GOLF AND COUNTRY RESORT

The Victoria International Golf and Country Club, popularly known as the Victoria Golf Club located 40minutes from the royal city of Kandy- the ancient and historic hill capital. It is nestled within the Kandyan mountain range, an area of breathtaking scenic beauty surrounded by the Victoria Reservoir.This 517 acre 6877m (par 73) course is one of the latest in Sri Lanka and was designed by the famous British Golf Architects - Donald Steel and Company.. The course layout has taken full advantage of the terrain incorporating the undulating hillside, planted coconut and majestic Jak forests, together with the spectacular vistas of the surrounding mountain and reservoir to form one of the most picturesque courses in Sri Lanka and the Asian Sub-continent. This area with a moderate temperature of around 20 -30º C offer the best playing conditions.This quiet location allows the golfer to become absolutely absorbed in his game, whilst if he takes a short break, he is liable to spot one of over several species of birds ; the White-bellied Sea Eagle, the Egret, the Red-wattled Lapwing, the Indian Roller ; along with the Deer, Mongoose, Fishing cat, and other wild life commonly found in the region.The facilities include a charming clubhouse with full changing and showering facilities ; it has a bar and restaurant providing light meals and all beverages ; there is a Pro shop catering to all the golfers needs. There is a large practice putting green and driving range for the golfers to ‘warm up'. For the non-golfer there are plenty of activities to choose from ; a swimming pool, a horse riding school, mountain bikes, bird watching, a dip in the reservoir for a swim ; or a quiet stroll along the meandering pathways in the cool of the early evening.When the new course in Pelawatte, Battaramulla near Sri Jayewardenepura is ready, Sri Lanka will have four courses to accommodate the ever increasing demand for world-class facilities

NUWARA ELIYA GOLF CLUB

The NuwaraEliya Golf Club built in 1891, It's located in the cool climes of NuwaraEliya; once the favourite hill station of the British ; at the base of Mount Pidurutalagala, in the heart of tea country.The 5520 m (par 71) course is situated about 1890mabove sea level. It features fir lined fairways, bunkers and scenic surroundings. The 9th is an island green surrounded by bunkers. Water (rivers) come into play on 6 holes.The fairways are long and narrow bordered by fir trees and thick bushes. The NuwaraEliya Golf course demands respect from its players since the absolute up-hill and down-hill nature of the course requires skillful placement.The club has been redeveloped with tremendous changes to the fairways and greens. The landscaping is amazingly splendid and is one of the most beautiful golf courses in the country. For the non-golfer, there are anumber of activities to choose from : the clubhouse has a bar, dining room,badminton hall and billiard room; they could do a day tour of the Town or the Horton Plains and Worlds End, the Hakgala gardens etc. Accommodation and Restaurant assures the golfers of a pleasant and friendly service.

Sri Lanka Golf Tour – 7 Nights Program

Day 1: Arrival-Colombo
Arrive in Sri Lanka and after completing arrival formalities, transfer to Colombo City and check in at the hotel in Colombo. In the evening enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of Colombo City. Overnight is in Colombo . CINNAMON LAKE SIDE 5*****

Day 2: Colombo-Nuwara Eliya
Leave for the mountains of Nuwara Eliya via Kitulgala
Visit the Hakgala Botanical gardens on the outskirts of Nuwara Eliya
Afternoon is free to relax at the hotel enjoying ‘high tea’ (optional) or visit the Golf Club
Overnight is in Nuwara Eliya . GRAND HOTEL 4****

Day 3: Golf in Nuwara Eliya
Day at golf at the Nuwara eliya Golf Club .Overnight is in Nuwara Eliya GRAND HOTEL 4****

Day 4: Nuwara Eliya - Kandy
Drive to Kandy and stop for a visit at a working Tea Factory to experience the manufacture and enjoy a cup of fresh brew. Fresh tea can be purchased direct from the factory outlet. Arrive in Kandy and visit the Royal Botanical Gardens
In the evening visit the temple of The Sacred Tooth Relic of The Buddha
Overnight is in Kandy . CINNAMON CITADEL 4****

Day 5: Golf in Kandy
Visit the Victoria Golf Club in the morning and enjoy the day playing golf.
Overnight is in Kandy . CINNAMON CITADEL 4****

Day 6: Kandy - Colombo
Leave for Colombo City; en-route stop and visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela
Overnight is in Colombo . CINNAMON LAKE SIDE 4****

Day 7: Golf in Colombo
Enjoy the day at the Royal Colombo Golf Club
Overnight is in Colombo . CINNAMON LAKE SIDE 4****

Day 8: Departure
Transfer to the airport for departure from Sri Lanka or extend your holiday by selecting another Holiday Package or Tour

Starting at only US$ 850 / per person*- sharing a double room

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary with out entrance fees
  • Hotel Accommodation with buffet breakfast and dinner ( half board )
  • Private transport in an A/C luxury vehicle with the service of an English-speaking Chauffeur guide.
PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS
  • Visa fees and international / domestic flights
  • Medical Insurance
  • Meals other than specified
  • Entrance fees and golf playing charges
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tipping and porterage
  • Anything not specified in the package inclusions

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