Eagles Golf Links - Trincomalee copy
About this course
The 4th course to open in Sri Lanka the Eagles Golf Links course is unique in many ways. Its owned & managed by the Sri Lanka Airforce & has somewhat of a links character as its located alongside the sea. The Eagles golf course is located at the Sri Lanka Airforce training academy in the distant corner of China Bay, a few kilometers off Trincomalee.
The 18 hole layout has Par 3′s, 4′s & Par 5′s with water hazards, sand bunkers, roughs and of course doglegs left and right. The view from the tees is often breathtaking as many of them are elevated or have vista’s of water. The fairways ar undulating with water bodies & traditionally designed arch bridges to walk over.
China Bay is actually a treasure trove of history. This land, which has been blessed with military presence since the time of the British, is home to one of Sri Lanka’s largest airfields which was needed to cover the world’s second deepest natural harbour. During the Second World War, Trincomalee was one of two targets attacked by Admiral Nagumo’s fleet and was deftly defended by the Royal Air Force. The tense military situation warranted a significant presence in Trincomalee. The evidence of their presence can be seen in and around the general area having receded into being relics of a long lost legacy.
The course has a clubhouse & alongside the club house are luxury cabins. Angling is a side hobby which a golfer might want to try out during his stay. The calm and somber waters, that presents itself to the club house and the cabins offer a unique and novel opportunity.
Access to the golf course is quite easy. Once you are on the 4th mile post along the A6 highway and proceeding towards China Bay, you drive past the picturesque China Bay airfield. Travel up a few hundred metres beyond the Air Force Academy, and the signboards of the golf course would be hard to miss alongside the road.