High Altitude Golf
Play golf in Nuwara Eliya and you’ll be transported back in time a hundred years to Sri Lanka’s colonial days. Built by British servicemen in 1889, the Nuwara Eliya golf course is exceptionally beautiful. At the base of Mount Pidurutalagala in the heart of tea country of Nuwara Eliya, it features fir lined fairways, bunkers and scenic surroundings.
From the 1st tee this golf course rewards straight hitting. It is a testing tee shot, made all the more tense because you stand in full view of the clubhouse. However any dropped shots on the first can be clawed back on the par 5, 2nd, where the green is accessible in two. The par 5, 6th, is the longest hole in Sri Lanka; with a wide fairway it presents the ideal opportunity to pull out the driver and open up your shoulders. Careful with that driver though because the fairways are lined with well-established trees, a slightly wayward shot brings these into play. The 9th is an island green surrounded by bunkers. Water (rivers) come into play on 6 holes. If you manage to stay clear of the trees further challenges lie in the crags and creeks that bisect the fairways and the remorseless gorse and bunkers, causing many a curse and bogey. The challenging 12th, 13th and 14th holes are referred to as ‘Little Switzerland’ due to their resembling hills.
Nuwara Eliya Golf Course Facts
Rental Golf Clubs available
Teaching Pro Available
Other facilities at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club: Restaurant
Nuwara Eliya Golf Club Telephone No.: +94-52 222 28 35
GPS Coordinates - Latitude: 6.971640, Longitude: 80.764682
Source: Golf Today (www.www.golftoday.co.uk)