Sri Lanka Golf Courses | Play Golf in Sri Lanka

How many of you know that Sri Lanka has a long history in the sport of golf? First introduced at the Royal Colombo Golf Club, the island is home to 4 of the finest 18-hole golf courses, each of them located at different elevations against a backdrop of stunning landscapes. The association with golf dates back over a century. The Sri Lanka Amateur Golf Championship instituted in the year 1891 follows the British Amateur, as one of the oldest national championships yet.

The four picturesque golf courses are located in Colombo, Digana, Nuwara Eliya and Hambantota. Undoubtedly the favorite is the tranquil setting of the Victoria Golf and Country Resort, flanked by mountains and valleys and designed by the award-winning Donald Steele & Co.

A number of options for travelling from the International airport to most of the country are available – expressways, roads to rail, helicopter and small planes depending on the time you have in hand.

Sri Lanka is blessed with ideal characteristics to make it a year-round destination. We invite all you golf lovers to come visit, enjoy great golf combined with an unforgettable experience of this islands culture, diversity and most importantly its warm and friendly hospitality!

Below is a list of some of the best golf courses in Sri Lanka.

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Nuwara Eliya Golf Club


The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia. It is an institution, rich in tradition, history and carries an ambience unparalleled in this country.

Founded, primarily for their rest and recreation, by the British planters who opened up the land for tea in the Nuwara Eliya district, to this day it caters to some of the customs and traditions of the country’s colonial past. [Nuwara Eliya Golf Club Reservation & Information...]

Royal Colombo Golf Club


The Royal Colombo Golf Club is a leading 140 year old private members club in Sri Lanka which takes pride in being the 2nd Oldest Royal Golf Club outside the United Kingdom.
 
Surrounded by residential areas and business establishments, the Royal Colombo Golf Club is a sanctuary situated in the heart of Colombo. In contrast to its surroundings, it is an exquisite and tranquil environment to relax and unwind.
[Royal Colombo Golf Club Reservation & Information...]

Shangri-La Hambantota Golf Club


Shangri-La’s Golf & Country Club in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, will unveil the island’s first resort golf course on 1st October 2016, when it opens the remaining nine holes of its ecological 18-hole course. Designed by Rodney Wright on a former sapphire mine, the course will be the first of its kind in Sri Lanka, set within the hotel grounds of Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa, which opened to guests on 1st June 2016. 

Spread across a vast coconut palm plantation, it offers spectacular views and distinctive challenges for both beginners and seasoned players. [Shangri-La Hambantota Golf Club Reservation & Information...]

Victoria Golf Club


The award winning Donald Steel designed masterpiece sprawled amongst the hills and bordering the Victoria reservoir offers the most picturesque scenery and breath taking views of nature. The 73 Par, 6933-yard championship 18-hole golf course is maintained to international U.S. [Victoria Golf Club Reservation & Information...]