Golf is one sport that does not require a standardized playing area and it has been popular across genders, generations, and cultures. Therefore, golf, in Sri Lanka, as a sport and a culture, has established with playing terrains that consist of rolling plains, green hills, lakes, and tropical trees and traditions in their own right. Travelfootprint utilizes all venues, operators, accommodation, transportation, resorts, and courses to craft exciting golfing tours and popularize Sri Lanka as a leading destination for the sport of golf
It has been a mystery yet to be unsolved why Sri Lanka is never ranked a prime golfing destination despite having some of the finest golf courses in Asia, unparallel facilities, and a decorated history. Bring it on any list of likings and expectations of worldwide golfers, and observe if there is a single aspect of golf that Sri Lanka cannot cater.
Golf has been a formal sport in Sri Lanka for over 130 years and the island houses the oldest Royal Golf Club in the world outside England and the second oldest National Championship in the world.
Sri Lanka’s potencies to shine as a golf destination are its renown as a major tourist destination in the world, the unprecedented and paradise like courses with distinctive features, and the cost.
Majority of tourists who take our golf tour package are visitors who play golf or visit golf attractions as a secondary activity whilst touring the country or on business trips. However, the number of tourists who come primarily to play golf has increased in large numbers recently.
The Royal Colombo Golf Club, the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, Victoria Golf Club, Eagles Golf Links are the four main golf playing venues in Sri Lanka. The venues are located at four distinct altitudes and in diverse climate conditions offering the feel and challenges of playing in four different countries.
The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
This golf course is situated in Nuwara Eliya, the coldest and highest set city of the island, which is sometimes known as the little England, due to its climate. Located closer to the town centre, however, hidden from the busy city, this 117 year old golf course consists of 18 holes, great fairways, bunkers, and scenic view settings and is rated among some of the finest golf courses in Asia.
Victoria golf & Country Resort
Victoria golf & Country Resort consists of an award winning – best golf course in the subcontinent as voted by the reader of Asia Golf Monthly magazine – and one of the top 100 most scenic golf courses in the world offering you a heaven like atmosphere to enjoy golf. The resort lies, on the banks of the Victoria lake, on a peninsular land overlooking Victoria dam, and surrounding Knuckles mountain range, with distinctive features such as striking natural outcrops of rocks, beautiful palm trees, and rolling landscapes.
Colombo Golf Club
Large part of history and pride of golf in Sri Lanka lie beneath the grounds of Royal Colombo Golf Club which is the second golf club to receive Royal status and the home to the second oldest Amateur Championship in the world.