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GOLF TOUR

GOLF TOUR IN SRI LANKA

DAY 01- PROGRAME : AIRPORT - COLOMBO

Met by Active Asia Travels representatives and Transfer to Colombo for overnight stay.

Golf in Sri Lanka

During the British occupation in 1860, they have played golf in the Galle face green, The Ridgeway Links was declared open in 9th December 1896, by the Governor Sir Joseph West Ridgeway at its present location on Model Farm Road, Borella. One of the finest 18 hole courses in Asia. And the Amateur Golf Championship. as the oldest national championship in the world. In Sri Lanka there are four golf courses, Two are situated in Colombo, One in Digana and One in Nuwara Eliya, Colombo at sea level, Digana at 600 m and Nuwara Eliya at an elevation of 1859 meters with distinctly different terrain and climate conditions. This contributes to the enjoyment and challenge as you could be playing golf in three different countries.

The Royal Colombo Golf Club:

The Royal Colombo Golf Club is easily accessible, being 20 minutes drive from all first-class hotels in the city. This course is 5'770 m long (par 71). A flat course with broad fairways which looks simple to beginners but there are many water hazards and well guarded bunkers which quickly change the opinion.

Waters Edge - Colombo

Asia Pacific Golf Courses Limited introduces "Waters Edge" the leading hospitality & leisure facility in the suburbs of the city of Colombo. Situated one Km. away from the parliament and 2 kms. from Colombo a place of uncommon beauty & refinement with a vast range of new features and facilities. A land area of over 200 acres, offers a 18 hole golf course housing a Golf & Country Club. The par 72, 18hole Golf Course, majority of the land area is covered by waterways, which would be the main hazards, The course have Five par 5's, Five par 3's and Eight par 4's being almost link like in design, the wind will also make it challenging whilst making playing conditions pleasant, The Driving range have 20 bays, 300 meters in length and floodlit for practicing at night, Golfers will have a choice of practicing off turf or on artificial mats. There is also a a chip and put area with bunkers,Entry to 'Waters Edge ' leads you to the 'Club House ' which is connected to the 'Golf & Country Club ' by a walkway named 'The Link'. These two buildings together with its support systems occupy 12 acres of the total land area.

* Holes : 18
* Metal Spikes : Not allowed
* Driving Range : Available
* Rental Clubs : Available
* Pro : Available
* Tee times : 6.30am until sunset
* SCORE CARD: Tee Par Yards
* White 72 6106
* Yellow 72 5738
* Red (Ladies Only) 73 5017

Water Edge also has a 500 square feet state of art fitness centre, a 25meter Swimming Pool, A Banquet Hall, An Air condition Bar equipped with 02 Pool tables, Hair and Beauty Saloon, and Aryana Spa.

Victoria Golf Club - Digana

Situated 25 km east of Kandy and 150 km from Colombo. This course is 6'190 m long (par 73) a championship golf course designed by Donald Steel and inaugurated early in 1999. The fairways are rather narrow in a hilly country side. Stately trees and avenues of coconuts lend the course an immediate air maturity. Impressive natural outcrops of rocks are a distinctive feature and indeed a hazard of the course.

Victoria now offer three Chalets, each with two specious en-suite double bedrooms to visiting golfers and their families, each room have verandah adjoining view across the fairways, The chalets are located close to the club house and swimming pool complex but far away enough to provide an oasis of peace, with only the birds to disturb you.

The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

10 minutes walk from the Grand Hotel, This course is on of the Best in Asia, and Golf is Played throughout the year, This is reputed to be one of Asia's finest is 5'520 m (par 71). The fairways are long and narrow and bordered by firm 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. 68Km from Kandy and 190 km from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya




Tour Programme - Day 01 :

Met on arrival at Bandarayaike International airport and transferred to Colombo Afternoon city tour. Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka with a population of 1.4 million. The Fort, in the very centre of the city, is where most of the colonial remnants mainly from the British era are to be found. Nearby Pettah is Colombo's busiest and most traditional bazaar, Overnight at your hotel.

Day 02 Program

Morning transfer to The Royal Colombo Golf Club for a morning and/or afternoon session of golf. - You can have your lunch at the golf club. After the game transfer back to hotel for dinner / overnight.

DAY 03- PROGRAM : Colombo - Kandy

After early breakfast leave Kandy, en-route visit the elephant orphanage, at Pinnawela, where the abandoned Elephants are reared at captivity, you can watch the feeding or the daily bath in the river, After visit a spice garden, take a free sholder massage and proceed to visit the Royal Botanical garden Established in 1821. During the Second World War the garden served as the headquarters of Earl Mountbatten, the supreme commander of the allied forces in Southeast Asia Eevening visit the Temple of the Tooth, and leave to Hotel for over night stay.

DAY 04- PROGRAM Kandy Victoria Golf Club, Digana - Kandy

After breakfast leave to Victoria Golf Club, Digana, situated about 24 km from Kandy for one or two rounds of golf. Return hotel after your golfing.

DAY 05- PROGRAM Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast you leave to Nuwara Eliya. you will have to climbe 1'500 m. en-route visit a Tea Plantation and a working Tea factory, Check in at Grand Hotel, afternoon transfer to the Nuwara Golf Club for a round of golf. Transfer back to the Grand Hotel for overnight.

DAY 06- PROGRAM Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast transfers to the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club for Golf and after the game, back again to the hotel.

DAY 07- PROGRAM Nuwara Eliya - Colombo

After breakfast checkout from hotel and leave to Colombo via Hatton, kitulgala, You will reach Colombo in the evening. overnight Hotel

DAY 08- PROGRAM COLOMBO

After breakfast transfer to Waters Edges Golf Club for golf and after the game back to the hotel again. evening at leisure,Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 09- PROGRAM COLOMBO

Checkout from hotel and leave to airport in time for departure flight or optional, beach stay in Sri Lanka or Maldives could be arranged.

* Green fees in Colombo, Digana and Nuwara Eliya per person per day.
* On a working day USD 35.00, &
* On weekends and holidays USD 50.00 &
* Caddie fees per round per day USD 15.00
* Above rates are subject to change