The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
The oldest of them all golf clubs in Sri Lanka, the 18-hole golf course - The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club was established in the late 19th century at the Hill Station Nuwara Eliya.
The Scottish soldier Gordon Highlanders had big dreams of creating a place of classy entertainment for the British Servicemen and officials who were working at Nuwara Eliya. And in 1889 The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club was established covering 40.5 hectares of land and was built in the middle of tea plantations of the central highlands.
The course is 1830 metres above the sea level – and that is 6000ft above. If and when you decide that you must visit the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club – dress is important. The standards are such that you should be wearing shirts and trousers or either shorts of ‘respectable’ length. The location features a convivial wood-lined bar and a billiard room where the cozy dinner contains a blend of English cuisine and an increasing number of Asian Dishes, which became quite famous among the British.
The club currently has more than 2000 members, but you can become an invited temporary member and play the field – plus you can hire all golf equipment here as well. So no need to pack up for a Gentlemen’s Game of Golf!