Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

off Badulla Rd,

Nuwara Eliya, Central Province

  • Office

    +94 522 222 835
  • Pro shop

    +94 522 224 104
  • Fax

    +94 522 234 360

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes.

  • Designer:

    Original layout by Scottish tea planters; modifications by C.J. Steer (1913).

SSS or slope






How to get there:

Alongside town of Nuwara Eliya / 75 km S of Kandy.

Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1889

Nuwara Eliya Golf Club was founded in 1889, in what had become a popular holiday retreat and health resort for British colonial families in Ceylon. Here amongst the beautiful tea country hills of central Sri Lanka, you'll find one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia.

To this day Nuwara Eliya caters to some of the customs and traditions of the country’s colonial past. A quaint mixture of old-world charm and modern trappings invests the area, and the relatively tight, tree-lined golf course, with a special aura, providing the essence of its attractiveness.

Stay&Play at Nuwara Eliya: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Sri Lanka


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: Rs7,500 (all days); caddie fees Rs800.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].

Did you know?

Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. It was founded by Samuel Baker, the explorer who also "discovered" Africa's seventh largest lake in 1846, and named it Lake Albert in the process.

Nuwara Eliya, with its cooler climate, became the main sanctuary for British civil servants and planters in Ceylon. Called Little England, the British colonialists immersed themselves in their favourite pastimes of hunting (deer, fox, elephant, and probably anything else that moved), and chasing spherical objects ... around polo fields, golf courses and cricket pitches.

Nowadays, there is much to do and see in Nuwara Eilya: the Hakgala Botanical Gardens displays roses and tree ferns, and shelters monkeys and blue magpies; nearby Seetha Amman Temple is a colourful Hindu shrine, and densely forested Galway's Land National Park is a sanctuary for many exotic bird species.

Published ranking

Sri Lanka's 2nd best course (Golf Digest, 2022).


  • The Grand Hotel4-star

    Grand Hotel Road, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.

    +94 52 222 2881

    Visit website

    In a sprawling English country-style manor with a half-timbered facade, this luxury hotel ( "... a symphony of elegant opulence") is located alongside the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, and close to both Victoria Park and the Victoria Museum.

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