The Royal Colombo Golf Club is a leading 140-year-old private member club in Sri Lanka, which is proud to be the second oldest Royal Golf Club outside the United Kingdom. The almost 6000 m long course is varied and has a few challenging water hazards. The tree-lined fairways and greens are well maintained and make every golfer’s heart beat faster. The golf course is as unique and this is on show from the start. Hole 1 fairway is shared with 18 and the green complex  – out in the distance – is framed by an active rail line which  bisects the golf course as it comes into play on a couple of holes. This feature is not something you see everyday but adds immeasurable interest and gives the courses an identity. The Royal Colombo Golf Club is a true retreat in the heart of Colombo, surrounded by residential areas and business facilities. In contrast to its surroundings, it is an exquisite and calm environment to relax and unwind.