Nuwara Eliya Golf Club launches membership drive

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Dialog Axiata Head of Business (Broadband & Fixed Telecomunications) (right) exchanges sponsorship with Nuwara Eliya Golf Club (NEGC) President Maj. Gen Srinath Rajapakse – Pic by Upul Abayasekara 

The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club launched its membership drive from 9 July till 31 December aimed at attracting individual and corporate members. Founded in 1889, the NEGC is one of Asia’s oldest and celebrates its 130th anniversary this year. It offers an attractive holiday venue to NEGC members and their families at good value for money.   

On the membership drive, rates for joining the club which is a one-time payment has been attractively discounted compared to the normal rates to commemorate its 130th year. Individuals get discounts from 25%-40%, and corporates get 50% per member. 

“This is a truly unique opportunity for anyone to join one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the country with a rich history since the days of the European planters,” said NEGC President Major General Srinath Rajapakse. 

“The club offers well-appointed holiday rooms including a charming cottage that sleeps eight persons, a restaurant that serves delicious cuisine, especially the specialty Nuwara Eliya pies, and a well-stocked book library which is the ideal place to curl up and read.”

The signature Bar at NEGC which has retained its character since the colonial days stocks a wide range of wines and spirits and many a story relating to golf or otherwise is shared in this cozy atmosphere and whilst enjoying a break from the bustle of regular busy life

Being centrally located in Nuwara Eliya, members can enjoy excursions to Horton Plains, Moon Plains, Mount Pedro, visit a working tea factory and even the Hakgala Botanical gardens within just a short drive out towards the countryside. For the more active visitor, nature walks around the golf course or cycling around Lake Gregory can be arranged from the special help desk at the Club.

“We have a well-earned reputation as one of the friendliest clubs in the country and our aim is to provide an experience that exceeds expectations, both on and off the golf course,” said NEGC Captain, Priyanga Hapugalle.

“We work very hard at maintaining our golf course which is rated as one of the most picturesque golf courses in Asia for both the casual and the enthusiastic amateur golfer. It is also the ideal venue to learn or even improve your game of golf at a leisurely pace. Golf lessons and even structured coaching programs are available with the supervision of its resident coaching staff.

“The membership drive also promotes exclusive Corporate Membership packages at very attractive rates. More and more companies are joining this package in order to afford its executives with the many benefits of playing golf as it sharpens both body and mind.”

The membership drive was flagged off by presenting the very first membership package to Capital Maharaja Organisation Group Director Chevaan Daniel. Kumar Sangakkara, who joined the NEGC membership recently and a very keen golfer himself, also endorsed the initiative. 

The President of NEGC also thanked Dialog Enterprise for continuing to be the Principal Sponsor of NEGC and contributing immensely towards its progress and especially the Junior Golf Academy.