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History of Golf In Sri Lanka
 
There is evidence that a form of golf was played by the Dutch during their period of occupation of the island between 1656 & 1796. But it was the British who brought golf, as we know- it to the island was played in the 1860’s or even earlier on the Galle Face Green the birth place of other British sports including cricket, horse racing and football.

Along the military and plantation roads which radiated from Colombo all over the island organized sport also traveled. Golf courses were constructed in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle , Ratnapura, Diyatalawa, Bandarawela, Radella, Kelany Valley, the Agras, Badulla and played in Jaffna round the fort and even in Anuradhapura where instead of bunkers the hazards were ancient monoliths & ruined temple pillars.

Even after the last world war, there were a number of flourishing golf courses in the island including three in Colombo. At the present, however, there are only three Championship courses, the Royal Colombo and Nuwara Eliya Golf Clubs, and the recently constructed Victoria Golf Club off Kandy.

With the booming tourist trade, the golf acknowledged as the fastest growing sport in the world there are plans to build more golf courses.

Sri Lanka has a total of four 18 hole championship courses. Including Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, with two in the suburbs of Colombo, one in Kandy and our classic course in Nuwara eliya it is a wonderful golfing round trip – with just a few hours driving between them.
 
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Tour packages_Colombo Golf Club
The Colombo Golf Club became the Royal Colombo Golf Club, when the club received it’s Royal Charter from the British Crown in 1928.Royalty, heads of state, Prime Minister and other distinguished personage and golfing legends have played on this course over the years. The Royal Colombo golf Club, which celebrated it’s centenary in 1979, is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. The club today can proudly claim to
possess a club and a course comparable to the best in Asia. The club house offers the members and visitors in both the food & beverages areas and has a Coffee Shop, fine dining room, A/C Bar Lounge area and a Main Bar. The dressing room facilities available for both Gents & Ladies are of the highest standards. The Club has Practice Range, which is open for use from 6.00 am to 9.00 pm except on Mondays.
 
Tour packages_Nuwara Elia Golf Club
Nuwara Eliya Golf Club built by the British, is over hundred year & is located 6190 feet above sea level. The jewel in the crown of Nuwara Eliya is the 117 year old golf course in the heart of the town. The course has been hailed as one of the most naturally scenic in the world with fur trees lining the fairways & a gurgling trout stream running through it.The golf course starts from one corner of the town and is nestled into the valley, between the
town and the surrounding forested hills.When approaching via Kandy, the 6th green is one of the first views of the visitor has of Nuwara Eliya.
 
Tour packages_Victoria Golf Club
Victoria Golf Club – Located 45 minutes away from the city of Kandy, 18 hole Championship Course designed by Donald Steele, set within a 517 acre site, bounded by the massive Victoria Dam on two sides & surrounded by spectacular scenery.
 
Tour packages_Waters Edge Golf Club
Waters Edge, a 09 hole Golf Course (to be expanded to 18 holes in October 2006) is 20 minutes drive from Colombo city. Architecturally designed in an ultra modern vein with emphasis on minimalist décor, the Waters Edge Golf & Country Club creates calm & a relaxed environment for both the businessman & leisure seeker.
 
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