Victoria Golf & Country Resort

Victoria Golf Club Rd,

Digana, Central Province

  • Office

    +94 (0)717 376 376
  • Pro shop

    +94 (0)703 359 524
  • Academy

    Victoria Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Significantly undulating front-nine; less hilly on the back-nine.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and limited residential areas; lake views.

  • Designer:

    Donald Steel assisted by Martin Ebert.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6945
6251
5397
Par
73
73
73
SSS or slope
73.0
70.0
71.0

Location

Latitude:

7.263959

Longitude:

80.774487

How to get there:

7 km SE of Digana / 23 km E of Kandy.

Victoria Golf & Country Resort

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1997

Victoria Golf & Country Resort: less than an hour's drive from the central Sri Lankan city of Kandy, the Victoria resort sits on a peninsula of land, surrounded by the upcountry Victoria Reservoir (Mahaweli Ganga).

Occupying what was once a coconut plantation in a stunningly beautiful setting, this highly regarded and very natural championship course has been excellently crafted by English course architect Donald Steel.

Steel's thoroughly absorbing and challenging layout (built almost entirely by hand by local labour), includes a wonderful collection of golf holes. At the top of the course, players delight at the gorgeous views from the tiny 116-yard par-3 4th. Next up is the risk-reward par-4 5th, the high road-low road fairway split by a central mound that sports a good-size tree. And then onto the dramatically plunging par-4 6th ... everybody's favourite it would seem, unless they suffer seriously from vertigo.

Although the layout can boast only a dozen bunkers, it really doesn't need any more than this. A bit quirky and narrow at times, this playable and immensely scenic course is what fun and adventurous golf is all about. If you're visiting Sri Lanka, you must play it.

Stay&Play at Victoria Resort: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Sri Lanka

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: Rs.9,000 (all days).

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

Other information

One caddie per player and one ball spotter per flight is compulsory for visiting golfers. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Less than an hour's drive from the large city of Kandy, the Victoria Reservoir was created in 1978, following the building of the Victoria Dam ... a hydroelectric power project. The dam required the resettlement of 30,000 people.

Published ranking

Sri Lanka's No.1 golf course (Golf Digest, 2022).

Where2Stay

  • Victoria Golf & Country Resort

    Maberiyatenna, nr Digana, Sri Lanka.

    +94 703 359 521

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    Victoria Golf & Country Resort's comfortable modern rooms are housed within 10 chalets, two cottages and a villa. These accommodations come equipped with exclusive amenities and best-in-class services, as well as wondful views. You can simply relax and enjoy the welcoming comfort of this tranquil upcountry retreat.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Victoria Resort

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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