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The courses include the award winning Victoria International Golf Club in Kandy, a spectacular and challenging course lined with trees with views of the distant waters, the Royal Colombo Golf Club with a unique feature of a functioning rail track running through it and the ever enchanting Nuwara Eliya Golf Club.
Nestled about 6,200 metres above sea level, the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club is located in the town itself. Nuwara Eliya being an area popular for its tea plantations and the mountainous setting the Golf Course is also enhanced by the charming locality. The pleasant weather and the natural beauty which surrounds the course afford any golfer the most amazing golfing experience.
Initiated in 1889 by the Scottish planters who resided in the area and saw the need for proper space for drives and putts, the club has been through a lot of change since then, and today it is one of the finest courses in Asia. It features some of the toughest holes with tight fairways lined with fir, bunkers and streams. Its 9th is a difficult island green which is surrounded by bunkers.
This hilly course is best explored during the dry season and caddies, clubs and shoes are available for hire. Non members can easily obtain a temporary membership and the club offers lessons for a fee. The club's bar is ideal for relaxation over a drink and the club's dinner menu features, amongst many other delicacies, a scrumptious steak and kidney pie. Dress codes are rather strict as with most other sporting clubs.
For those travelling to the hill station of Nuwara Eliya, the area affords a range of lodging options. Those who wish to travel to Sri Lanka can obtain further information on activities on offer in the island through online travel portals. Golf in Sri Lanka is one of the popular activities and most who visit the region prefer a couple of holes in one of the local courses. For further information on lodging options and activities in the island traveller may refer to Truly Sri Lanka, a web portal providing timely and accurate information.