Water Edge Golf Club

Course Data
Location Sri Lanka
Yardage 6640 yards Par 72
Course Rating  
Playing Date 27 Oct. 2006
Designer Pheroze Billimoria
Opened 2004
Caddy Yes
Golf Cart No
Overall Rating
Course Layout
Difficulty Level
Greens Condition
Fairways Condition
Landscaping & Views

This golf club is flat with water coming into play on all holes. Majority of holes are covered by waterways, which are the main hazards on this course. It had 11 holes as of October 2007 and becomes a 18-hole golf course in 2007. Unfortunately, a big rainfall three months before I played caused a flood from the adjacent river. The entire course including all fairways, has been under water since then. To make matters worse, it rained heavily on the day I played, so all the course was under water except for 2 holes. I needed to walk through water as high as my knees. I gave up playing the remaining 9 holes, just walked though them to check the layout. If I played on a fine day, my evaluation could be different. The first 4 holes have a good design.

A view from the clubhouse

A view from the clubhouse

A view from the clubhouse

A view from the clubhouseク

4th green seen from the4 side

1st Par 4 360 yards
An almost straight, short par 4. The tee shot is intimidating as water hazards protect the narrow fairway on both sides.

1st green

1st Par 4 360 yards (2)

1st Par 4 360 yards (1)
3rd Par 5 496 yards
A straight, relatively short par 5. There are water on both sides on this hole, too. The water also come in front of the green, so the third shot ( the second shot for long hitters) is over water.

3rd Par 5 496 yards (3)

3rd Par 5 496 yards (2)

3rd Par 5 496 yards (1)


4th Par 3 212 yards

4th Par 3 212 yards (2)

4th Par 3 212 yards (1)
A long and difficult par 3. The green is protected by water on both sides.
19th hole

It is a 45-minute ride from both Colombo and the Colombo International Airport. The views from the clubhouse are superb. The course designer is a director of this golf club. The spa in the clubhouse has good reputation.


Terrace restaurant

Sri Lanka has 4 golf courses. The population is 20.5 million people. The largest city is Colombo where 2.4 million people live.