Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

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.

Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
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Club information
Nuwara Eliya Golf Club is located in Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
Coordinates6°58′18″N 80°45′53″E / 6.97167°N 80.76472°E / 6.97167; 80.76472Coordinates: 6°58′18″N 80°45′53″E / 6.97167°N 80.76472°E / 6.97167; 80.76472
LocationGolf Club Road,
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Established13 March 1889; 134 years ago (1889-03-13)
Total holes18
Par70 (Mens) 72 (Ladies)
Length6,399 yards (5,851 m)
Course rating68.7
Slope rating129


The 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 opened in 1890 with nine holes and was upgraded and expanded to eighteen holes in 1893. In 1892 a golf pavilion, consisting of five rooms was constructed, overlooking the links.[1][2]

The course covers approximately 40.5 hectares (100 acres) of land and was originally built amidst the tea plantations of this central highland region. The course is located at an altitude of 1,830 metres (6,000 ft) above sea level. It is an 18-hole, 5,851 m (6,399 yd), 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.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Burrows, Stephen Montagu (1884). The Visitor's Guide to Kandy and Nuwara Eliya : Containing a Topographical Description of the Towns and their Neighbourhood, a Short Historical Sketch and Various Useful Information. George J. A. Skeen.
  2. ^ de Silva, G. P. S. (1978). Nuwara Eliya: the beginnings and its growth. Colombo: Department of Information.

Further readingEdit

  • Mirchandani, Michele; Pieris, Gun, eds. (2014). Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, 125 Years: 1889-2014. Nuwara Eliya Golf Club. ISBN 9789557539003.