Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia and probably the world. It is an institution, rich in tradition, history and carries an ambience unparalleled in this country.
Founded, primarily for their rest and recreation, by the British planters who opened up the land for tea in the Nuwara Eliya district, to this day it caters to some of the customs and traditions of the country’s colonial past. This quaint admixture of old world charm and modern trappings invests it with a special aura, and is the essence of its attractiveness.
It is located in Nuwara Eliya, known the world over for the premier quality of the tea produced in the plantations that surround the club. Despite being situated just a stone’s throw from the town, the club still maintains an air of exclusivity, a desirable apartness, so that when one enters its gates one is transported to a world that has been left behind by the march of history.
The 18-hole course, 6399 yards long, is a testing par 71 and is made up of long , narrow fairways, bordered by rows of towering eucalyptus trees and elegant cypresses, held together by dense acacia shrubbery. Good positional play is must for a positive outcome and the course terrain, with its succession of undulating dales and hills, and the many water hazards, confronts the serious golfer with a series of stimulating challenges. Yet, despite its natural difficulties, it also caters to both the casual golfer and the enthusiastic amateur. The grass on the greens is local, mixed with bluegrass. We welcome golfers of all ages and abilities.
We have a well earned reputation as ‘ one of the friendliest clubs’ in the country and aim to provide an experience that exceeds expectations, both on the golf course and in the clubhouse. The service at the club is designed to care for the family whilst the serious players compete out on the park.
Assisted by a team of highly competent ground staff, we work very hard at providing a course that can be enjoyed by everyone. Our members play socially and competitively. Our resident golf professional provides lessons on all days of the week.


  • History

    The beginnings of modern Nuwara Eliya were essentially British. Uninhabited when the British came to Ceylon it was accidentally discovered by Dr. John Davy, the famous chemist while on a hunting party in 1818.

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  • Tournaments

    114th edition of “Burdett Trophy”, the second oldest golf tournament in the world next to “Rider Cup” will return to Nuwara Eliya on Sunday the 16th July 2016.

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  • Course

    The course is located at an altitude of 1,830 metres above sea level. It is an 18 hole, 6075 yards, Par 71 layout.

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  • Golf Calendar

    Find a full schedule of current year and upcoming golf events and tournaments

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What`s new

The Nuwaraeliya Golf Club proudly conveys to its membership that in recognition of sporting excellence and achievements and in appreciation of dedicated services and determined commitment, the club was adjudged the runner-up for the most outstanding leisure sports provider for the year 2016 at the Presidential Sports Awards night.

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