Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, established in the late 19th century. It is located in Nuwara Eliya, known the world over for the premier quality of the tea produced in the plantations that surround the club. Despite being situated just a stone’s throw from the town, the club still maintains an air of exclusivity, a desirable apartness, so that when one enters its gates, one is transported to a world that has been left behind by the march of history. It is one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia and probably the world. It is very enriched with a tradition and an ambiance, which is hard to equal. The Club is situated at the foot of Mount Pedro (Mount Piduruthalagala) and is surrounded by some of the finest tea gardens in Sri Lanka. Founded, primarily for their rest and recreation, by the British planters who cultivated 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. This quaint admixture of old-world charm and modern trappings invests it with a special aura, and is the essence of its attractiveness.
The Nuwara Eliya golf course was constructed in 1889 by a Scottish soldier of the Gordon Highlanders for the British servicemen and officials who were posted at Nuwara Eliya. The course covers approximately 40.5 hectares (100 acres) of land and was originally built amidst the tea plantations of this central highland region. The course is located at an altitude of 1,830 metres (6,000 ft) above sea level. The 18-hole course has a length of 6075 yards. The course is a testing par 71 consists of fairways, which are long and narrow, bordered by tall trees and dense shrubbery. Good positional play is required, and the terrain enfolds the golfer in a constant uphill and downhill trek with many water hazards. The grass on the greens is local, mixed with bluegrass. We welcome golfers of all ages and abilities. The golf club currently has over 2,000 members.
They welcome golfers of all ages and abilities. They have a well-earned reputation as ‘one of the friendliest clubs’ in the country and aim to provide an experience that exceeds expectations, both on the golf course and in the clubhouse. The service at the club is designed to care for the family whilst the serious players compete out on the park. Assisted by a team of highly competent ground staff, we work very hard at providing a course that can be enjoyed by everyone. Our members play socially and competitively. Our resident golf professional provides lessons on all days of the week.