Oldest of the courses, the royal Colombo golf club, lie about a 20 minute drive from the center of the capital in pleasant surroundings. The course stretches over 6,000 yards and has well placed sand traps and water hazards to make most golfers think twice before making their club selection. Colombo is the most forgiving of the three courses but can be very challenging fron the back tees, especially during windy conditions. The 200-yard par three 13th holes is the toughest, have to hit over a long body of water to an elevated green surrounded by bunkers. The next challenge lies in Nuwara Eliya, which is a five six-hour drive from Colombo. Being 5,000 feet above sea level the playing conditions are comfortable, especially in the dry season. During the day the temperature varies from 15-20 degrees Celsius and you feel on top of the world. The fairways are the best of any course in Sri Lanka, lush and springy.