Shangri-La Hambantota gets ready to play golf

Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa celebrates three years of golfing and good times with its Annual Anniversary Golf Tournament to be held on 28 and 29 June 2019. This event is much looked forward to amongst the discerning golf members of the resort.

The format of the golf tournament will be Stableford over 18 holes and played under the Rules of R&A and USGA, with gross and nett prizes. Members and guests can also enjoy a barbeque dinner in the breezy outdoors on 28 June, and the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on 29 June. Prizes include airline tickets from Sri Lankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air, weekend stays at other Shangri-La hotels and resorts, indulgence packages from Spa Ceylon and more.

“Whilst our course is enjoyed by many golf enthusiasts from around the world, a large part of our vision has been to further the sport in Sri Lanka by offering world class facilities to our loyal members and also developing golf from grass root levelupwards,” says Moshi Perera, General Manager of Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa. He elaborates that the resort continues to partner with Sri Lanka Golf Union and multiple other stakeholders with this vision in mind. ‘Whilst our members enjoy a weekend of sport and vacationing, the shared experiences also ensure we keep golf at the forefront of sports development.”

Spread across a vast coconut palm plantation, the par-70, 18 hole golf course offers spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, with distinctive challenges for both beginners and seasoned players. Designed by Rodney Wright, the globally celebrated designer, the course offers lush fairways and challenging bunkers, with the Dune Area featuring subtle elevation changes and the Sapphire Mine showcasing generous greens with an abundance of water features.  Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa’s golf course is USGA (United States Golf Association) Course Rated and Slope Rated.

The resort offers a wide array of services and facilities for golfers to enjoy their experience in these idyllic settings. Inspired by Sri Lanka’s colonial heritage, Ulpatha, the Golf Club House overlooks the 18th hole and is the perfect place to unwind after a game of golf, with a fine selection of beverages and snacks. For players’ convenience, the Proshop offers a wide range of products on sale including a selection of premium golf equipment, caps, polos, shoes and sun glasses.

Shangri-La’s Hambantota offers much more beyond just a great game. The resort boasts 274 spacious rooms, including 21 lavish suites. Three swimming pools, Shangri-La’s signature CHI Ayurveda Spa, a wide variety of vibrant dining destinations, unparalleled recreational facilities including the thrills of a 7 metre high trapeze, a dedicated kids club and an artisan village that celebrates local arts and crafts, are all a part of the fine offering here.

The golf membership at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa provides all the amenities you would expect from a world-class golf club, with different categories of membership to suit golfers’ preferences and special benefits at the resort.

For information and reservations contact: Dhanushika Medagoda – Business Development Manager (Golf Sales & Membership) on T. +94 47 7 888 888 +94 774209302 or e-mail danushika.medagoda@shangri-la.com

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