Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
This year’s Oman Air Golf Classic 2014 will take place on 4 and 5 October at the Victoria Golf and Country Resort with over 100 golfers taking part. There will be some top golfers from Sri Lanka, Australia and the Middle East teeing off in this year’s event, who have already confirmed their participation.
Victoria Golf Course
Last year this event was won by Andrew Udeshi with Martin Miller finishing as the runner-up. Nearly 92 golfers took part and 17 of them were from overseas last year. This year, the winner will receive a grand prize voucher worth Rs. 100,000 together with a handsome trophy. In addition to this, the golfers are set to compete for the titles of Overall winner, and runner-up, Gross winner, Nearest to the pin, Longest drive in both ladies and gentlemen categories.
This event will also serve as a platform to showcase Sri Lanka as a premier golf destination. The runner-up will walk away with vouchers worth Rs. 70,000.
Victoria Golf Course is a 6,945 yard par 73 golf course that is surrounded on three sides by the Victoria reservoir and the Victoria dam could be seen at the end of the golf course. The golf course is also skirted on one side by the majestic Knuckles range and on the other by the Hewaheta range and on view at a distance is the Diyatalawa mountain range in Hanguranketha, making it a scenic beauty beyond description.
The Victoria Golf course was designed by the world famous and award winning British golf architects Donald Steel & Company to accommodate players of every level whilst offering equipment of the highest standards for the golfing enthusiasts. It has been voted the ‘Best Golf Course in the Sub-continent’ on a number of occasions since 2005 by the Asian Golf Monthly. It is also ranked among the 100 most beautiful golf courses in the world by the Golfers Digest.
Victoria Golf and Country Resort General Manager Marso said: “The golf course is in the best possible conditions having being upgraded regularly to meet the challenges of the times and also provide the challenge for the golfers which they will not find anywhere else. We are preparing enthusiastically to ensure the event is a major success as in the past. The PGA rated course incorporates natural hill side terrain that will be challenging even for some of the most experienced and seasoned golfers participating in the tournament. We are also preparing to make the event an exciting golfing experience both local and overseas golfers who are expected in their numbers.”