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Sri Lanka - Shangri-La’s Hambantota Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa is the only golf resort in Sri Lanka. Spread across a vast coconut palm plantation, the par-70, 18 hole golf course with a 6,107 yardage offers spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, with distinctive challenges for both beginners and seasoned players. Designed by Rodney Wright, the globally celebrated golf architect, the course was opened in October 2016 and offers lush fairways and challenging bunkers, with the Dune Area featuring subtle elevation changes and the Sapphire Mine showcasing generous greens with an abundance of water features. Ulpatha, the Golf Club House overlooks the 18th green and is the perfect place to unwind with a fine selection of beverages and snacks. For player’s convenience, the Proshop is where you can avail of a range of premium golf equipment, caps, polos, and sun glasses and more. Shangri-La’s Hambantota offers much more beyond a great game of golf with 274 luxurious rooms and suites. Three swimming pools, Shangri-La’s signature CHI Ayurveda Spa, four restaurants and bars, unparalleled recreational facilities, a dedicated kids club and an artisan village are all a part of the fine offering here. 27