If you are a Golfing lover, Sri Lanka is the best place to enjoy. We own superior golf courses of international standards. Golf events held in Sri Lanka also become utmost attraction to most of international tourists. True that Sri Lanka is relatively unknown in the field of golf, but what is actually unknown to the world is that it has surprisingly three of the finest 18-hole courses in Asia. Sri Lanka’s relationship with golf began more than 125 years ago, dating back to the colonial times when the British aspired to play golf next to their tea estates in Nuwara Eliya (little England)
Today, these Clubs are sited in Colombo, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya that brings very unique and different feeling indeed. You can experience golf in three different climates, elevations, terrain as well as flora and fauna. The pleasure of this discovery contributes to make this Golf Tour a great experience adding to improvement and flexibility in your play.
It will be undoubtedly an unforgettable golfing adventure amongst the fairways, terrains and greens.
Apart from the golf tournament package which was on offer for the players, several excursions and tours to places such as Nuwara Eliya, Pinnawala, Kandy, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Kitulgala, Horton Plains, Minneriya and Uda Walawe were organized for accompanying families and friends on holiday.
Leave t for the City of Gems ; Ratnapura. Visit the Gem Museum and a gem mine. (‘Ratna’ means gem and ‘pura’ means city.) Near Ratnapura, you can then visit the Saman Devale, which has inscriptions and an emblem from the time of the Portuguese. Proceed to Uduwalawe to switch to a safari jeep and tour inside the Wildlife Park. See various exotic wildlife such as peacock, elephants and more if you are lucky.
Next, proceed to your hotel in Uduwalawe or Hambantota for dinner and stay overnight. The next morning after breakfast, drive along the coast to your beach hotel or to Colombo, passing the unique stilt fishermen. Next, visit the Galle Fort, Ambalangoda Mask factory and museum. An optional stop can be made at Hikkaduwa to view the corals from a glass-bottomed boat (cost not included). Finally, stop at a turtle hatchery and learn about the conservation projects that are being carried out to save the Sea Turtles.
Visit to Ambalangoda where the famed ‘devil masks’ are produced. After visiting one of the workshops, proceed to Hikkaduwa, which is renowned for its varied and colourful coral formations. View these from a glass-bottomed boat.
Drive on to Galle, the Old Portuguese Fort rebuilt by the Dutch. It is one of the best preserved examples of 17th century coastal fortifications that can be found anywhere in the world. Despite being credited as a Dutch structure it was actually the Portuguese who started construction, but they were usurped by the Dutch, who proceeded with the foundation that they inherited. It is today the largest fort created by this Empire in Asia. Galle is also the centre of the ebony wood carvers and handmade laces; visit these workshops in the course of the tour. Tour includes lunch and boat ride at Hikkaduwa.