Jan 23, 2015

To Golf or not to Golf? - A guide to golfing in Sri Lanka

Golfing is certainly a gentleman's sport enjoyed with patience at leisure.

Golfing while on holiday in Sri Lanka might be an excellent way to spend quality time enjoying the game you love the most. Sri Lanka boasts of four 18 hole Golf Courses out which two are located in the capital city of Colombo. If you happen to be in the country at the right time you might even have the opportunity to witness the Golf Classics tournament or better yet, take part in it.

Dating back to the ancient history Golf in Sri Lanka is played by the elite as it depicts social status and class. Golfing is considered a fashionable sport enjoyed only by a handful of people who could afford the luxuries which strings along with the game. A membership at one of the Golf clubs is not an easy one to obtain. With many stringent assessments and interviews, the crème de la crème is carefully chosen to hold memberships at these prestigious clubs.

The Royal Colombo Golf club is one of the oldest and one of the most distinguished clubs of all Golf clubs. The old 'English' inspired architecture and ambiance very much says it all. With a delectable menu and an impressive beverage list, the club house is a cozy place to relax after a game. The second scenic Golf course in Colombo is at the Waters Edge which is a five star hotel offering stellar dining options and high end event venues.

For those who like to experience the game out of the capital city, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya are two great locations within cool climates. Many resorts offer fantastic accommodation within close proximity to these Golf courses and are fully equipped with all modern comforts and amenities.

The Victoria Golf Club in Kandy is a favourite amongst avid Sri Lankan Golfers due to its breathtaking location. Equally the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club is laced with a stunning backdrop of mountains and tea estates making these two locations an ideal holiday destinations to bask in the beauty of the up country and enjoy a relaxing game of Golf.