Another legacy of the British Colonial Period, Golf can be played in their favoured hill station of Nuwara Eliya. The 18 hole, 5800 metre course is situated towards the edge of Nuwara Eliya town.
Situated at 1890 feet above sea level, the scenic surroundings and cool climate make it a very pleasant place to spend a day a play a round. Clubs can be hired locally and non-members are welcome. The course is the oldest is the country, having been established in 1891. Laid out by the Gordon Highlanders, the course is acknowledged to be one of Asia's best, fringed by forest cover and gifted with a stunning view. The fairways are long and narrow and broadened by fir trees, dense groves, bunkers and hilly surroundings. The atmosphere allows the player to drift in to another time and play a round at their own pace. Yet this course demands skillful 'position play' and the hilly terrain makes it essential that the players cope with up-hill and down-hill lies. There are also 6 holes where rivers come into play. A challenging course, amidst picture post card surroundings.
There are a number of great places to stay in and around Nuwara Eliya. The many attractions of the Nuwara Eliya District mean that golfing enthusiasts can easily find time for a round and leave less interested parties to enjoy the other attractions of the Hill Country