If you’re a golfing fanatic, you will already know that Phuket and Bali are great Asian golfing destinations, but have you considered Sri Lanka? We think there is no finer destination for golf-loving explorers.

Begin at The Royal Colombo Golf Club, home of the Sri Lanka Golf Union, the governing body of Golf in Sri Lanka and only answerable to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrew’s in Scotland. Spend part of the day visiting Buddha’s tooth (yes, really) and a day golfing at the Victoria Golf Course, which was voted the best golf course in the sub-continent.

No trip to Sri Lanka would be complete without visiting the tea country. Head to the cool, misty hill station of Nuwara Eliya to enjoy the town’s wistful nostalgia with its mock Tudor houses set in carefully-tended gardens, red English post boxes, pink-painted post office and of course, spend your days mastering your game at the exceptional Nuwara Eliya Golf Course, built by British servicemen in 1889. The fairways are long and narrow and bordered by fir trees and thick bushes. It demands skilful position play and the hilly terrain makes it essential that players can cope with up-hill and down-hill lies.

Finally, head to Hambantota to experience a jeep safari at the Yala National Park. With the highest density of leopards in the world, you’ll see these spotted beauties roaming alongside elephants, sambar, spotted and barking deer, water buffalo, abundant (and we mean abundant) birdlife, butterfly swarms, iguanas, mongooses, fishing cats, wild boar, monkeys and crocodiles.

Shall we go? Add in playing a round of golf at the most extraordinary first golf resort in Sri Lanka, set amid a vast coconut palm plantation, offering spectacular views and unique challenges for both casual and seasoned players. You’ll be left with memories you won’t easily forget.


Destination Sri Lanka
Cities & Locations Colombo / Kandy / Nuwara Eliya / Hambantota
Duration 12 Days / 11 Nights


This golfing holiday is solely a suggested itinerary: it can be booked as it is or used as a starting point for creating your very own custom-made golfing tour.

Day 1 Colombo

Upon arrival at Colombo Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2-3 Colombo

Spend two nights in Colombo enjoying golfing at the Royal Colombo Golf Club. At 5,770m long (par 71), this flat course has broad fairways which look simple enough however contains many water hazards and well-guarded bunkers.

Day 4 Colombo - Kandy

Today head to Kandy, a large city in central Sri Lanka situated round a picturesque lake. Enjoy a Kandy city tour, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and enjoy a cultural performance later in the day.

Day 5 Kandy

Enjoy a day of golf at the Victoria Golf Course. This is a 6,190m long (par 73) championship golf course. The fairways are a little narrow in the hilly terrain in the countryside
however the majestic hard wood trees and avenues of coconut trees give the course an aura of oldworld charm in the tropics. The natural outcrops of rocks are a distinctive feature and are considered hazards of the course.

Day 6 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

Today head to Nuwara Eliya which sits in the hill country. Visit a tea plantation and Ramboda waterfalls en-route. The rest of the day and evening is spent at leisure relaxing or exploring in the cooler climate.

Day 7 Nuwara Eliya

Enjoy a day of golf at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Course located at an altitude of 1,830 metres. This course is reputed to be one of Asia’s finest at 5,520m long (par 71).

Day 8 Nuwara Eliya - Hambantota

Today head to Hambantota and engage in an afternoon jeep safari at the Yala National Park. Home to leopard, sloth bears and elephant and over 130 bird species the park affords the chance to see a huge variety of wildlife. Spend the evening at leisure.

Day 9-10 Hambantota

Spend the next two days enjoying golf at the Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa – an incredible golf course designed with the goal of being able to remember every hole.

Day 11 Hambantota - Colombo

Today head to Colombo and enjoy a city tour of the vibrant and cosmopolitan capital packed full of temples, monuments, museums and markets.

Day 12 Colombo

Today, transfer to Colombo Airport where tour arrangements end.

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