Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

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Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
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Club information
Nuwara Eliya Golf Club is located in Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
Coordinates 6°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
Location Golf Club Road,
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Established 13 March 1889; 128 years ago (1889-03-13)
Type Public
Total holes 18
Website www.nuwaraeliyagolfclub.com
Par 70 (Mens) 72 (Ladies)
Length 6,399 yards (5,851 m)
Course rating 68.7
Slope rating 129

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.

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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 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.

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