Nuwara Eliya Golf Course, Nuwara Eliya

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The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in Sri Lanka. Established in the late 19th century, it is located in the hill station of Nuwara Eliya. It is an 18-hole golf course.HistoryThe Nuwara Eliya golf course was constructed in 1889 by a Scottish soldier of the Gordon Highlanders for the British servicemen and officials who were posted at Nuwara Eliya. The course covers approximately 40.5ha of land and was originally built amidst the tea plantations of this central highland region. The course is located at an altitude of 1830m above sea level. It is an 18 hole, 5550m, Par 70 layout – the scorecard is in metres however the distance from the yardage markers to the edge of the green are measured in yards. The golf club currently has over 2,000 members.
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  • August 3, 2017
    We stayed at Jetwings and visited the golf course- was taken around by a very friendly waiter - great history/ pics /rooms .Having seen the course -I decided to play 10 holes ,with a caddy , reasonabl...  more »
  • May 11, 2017
    Decided to lunch at the club and was treated to a typical sri lankan buffet of rice and a galore of curries. Really good stuff!  more »
  • April 27, 2017
    The Golf course is big and very well maintained. The entire place is spic and span. The grass looks like a carpet Superb maintainance  more »
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  • February 12, 2017
    The Golf Club is a great, secluded and quiet place in Nuwara Eliya. The main attractions are the world famous golf course, the old fashioned restaurant and the cozy bar. The service is brilliant. It's a members only club so if you're not a member you'll have to get a member to take you there. There's a dress code for the bar and restaurant- no shorts, slippers, sarongs. The staff is really friendly and the crowds that visit are quite charming :)
  • June 28, 2017
    The perfect destination to do nothing but relax, club style food and snacks are very good
  • February 13, 2017
    A members only club, the NE golf club is an all-rounder. Views, food, service and ambience, you name it, they've flaunt it. BEST prices, I recommend EVERYTHING on the menu but a frequently ordered dish is their cheese toast. From beautiful wooden ceilings to brick hearths, the interior take you back in time. (Members are allowed to bring in guests but if you want membership, you need to love golf and )
  • March 21, 2017
    It's a great club, the weather is great, the atmosphere is amazing! The rooms need to be updated however. Food is also very good! :))
  • July 3, 2017
    Very nice view and members only play golf club.

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Where to stay in Nuwara Eliya

British colonial buildings house many of the best hotels and guesthouse in Nuwara Eliya. Nostalgia-inducing villas dot the areas just outside of the town center, located near historic tea plantations and enjoying extensive views of the landscape. You can find budget hostels, hotels, and guesthouses close to the main bus station.
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