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Private Member Clubs in Colombo

2018 Nov 23

Whether it’s for some post-match cricket banter or to spend some time with friends and family over the weekend, here’s a list, in no order, of all the private member clubs in Colombo you may consider joining to take a break from reality.

Colombo Swimming Club

Year Est. – 1938

Since the Colonial times, the CSC has been a prominent club in the city. With its calming ocean view, appetizing dishes and excellent service, it remains an exclusive well-facilitated club in the heart of Colombo.
Membership: Memberships for singles, couples and families available – Starting from Rs. 21,000 annually.

Short-term Memberships available.

Contact Details
Address: No. 148, ‘Storm Lodge’ Galle Rd, Colombo 03
Contact No: +94 0112421645
Website: www.colomboswimmingclub.org

 

Sinhalese Sports Club

Year Est. – 1899

The Sinhalese Sports Club offers many recreational and sporting facilities including squash, badminton and tennis courts, swimming pools and more. The club’s prime focus remains on professional cricket. It is one of the largest sporting clubs in the island with over 6,000 members.
Membership: Details upon request.

Contact Details
Address: No. 35, Maitland Pl, Colombo 07
Contact No: +94 0112696579

 

Colombo Club

Year Est. – 1871

The Colombo Club with its rich and illustrious history has always aimed to provide exclusive social disclosure to its members. Currently, its premises lie in the 5-star Taj Samudra Hotel.
Membership: By Invitation Only.

Contact Details
Address: No. 25, Galle Face Centre Rd, Colombo 03
Contact No: +94 0112324218
Website: www.colomboclub.lk

 

Burgher Recreation Club

Year Est. – 1896

The Burgher Recreation Club or BRC aims to provide affordable recreational facilities for individuals and families alike. The club offers a variety of sports as well including cricket, hockey, billiards and snooker.
Membership: Details upon request.

Contact Details
Address: No. 149, Havelock Rd, Colombo 05
Contact No: +94 0112581440
Website: www.brcclub.net

 

Colombo Gymkhana Club

Year Est. – 1863

The Colombo Gymkhana Club is a recreational club with three sporting clubs under its wings: the Colombo Cricket Club; Colombo Hockey & Football Club and Queen’s Club in Colombo. The club boasts a wide variety of fitness and recreational facilities for its members.
Membership: Starting from Rs. 21,000.

Contact Details
Address: No. 31, Maitland Crescent, Colombo 07
Contact No: +94 0112691025
Website: www.gymkhanaclub.lk

 

The Classic Car Club of Ceylon

Year Est. – 1992

With a vision to exhibit and celebrate classic cars, the club hosts several events spotted across the calendar including hill-climb events, ‘classic car days’ and rallies for classic car enthusiasts.
Membership: Details upon request.

Contact Details
Address: No. 74 1/1, Dawson St, Colombo 02
Contact No: +94 0117685720
Website: www.classiccars.lk

 

Colombo Rowing Club

Year Est. – 1864

A calm and cozy club house for the rowing enthusiast located at the edge of its home water – the Beira Lake. The club houses an ambient bar for its members and guests.
Membership: Details upon request.

Contact Details
Address: No. 51/1, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mw, Colombo 07
Contact No: +94 0112433758
Website: www.colomborowingclub.org

 

Colombo Cricket Club

Year Est. – 1832

The Colombo Cricket Club or CCC is the oldest gentlemen’s club on the island. It is administered by the Colombo Gymkhana Club where gentlemen gather to talk about cricket and enjoy the sport live on their ground.
Membership: Details upon request.

Contact Details
Address: No. 24a, Maitland Crescent, Colombo 07
Contact No: +94 0112691025
Website: www.gymkhanaclub.lk

 

Colombo Malay Cricket Club

Year Est. – 1872

The Colombo Malay Cricket Club has a vibrant history dating back to the Dutch colonial era. Currently, the club homes national netball, rugby and cricket teams. Members can enjoy the club’s recreational and fitness facilities.
Membership: Starting from Rs. 100 annually.

Contact Details
Address: Jalan Padang, Kew Rd, Colombo 02
Contact No: +94 0112341650
Website: www.colombomalaycricketclub.com

 

Ceylon Riding Club

Year Est. – 2017

As the first classical horse-riding institution on the island, the club opened its doors to the public with a vision to develop an equestrian culture in Sri Lanka. Members can choose from a collection of horses and ponies for their ride.
Membership: Details upon request.

Contact Details
Address: No. 30/1 Kobbekaduwa Mw, Gorakapitiya, Piliyandala
Contact No: +94 0764477788
Website: www.ceylonridingclub.com

 

Live Love Laugh Ladies Club – Colombo

Year Est. – 2014

The club was born in Dorset, England and has since spread across the UK and over continents to Sri Lanka. In Colombo the club resides in the cozy Dutch Burgher Union.
Membership: Details upon request.

Contact Details
Address: No. 114, Reid Avenue, Colombo 04
Contact No: +94 0771789773
Website: www.livelaughloveladies.club

 

Orient Club

Year Est. – 1894

The Orient Club is an exclusive members-only club which boasts Sri Lankan heritage and is woven with century old culture. The club offers a variety of dishes and a relaxing environment for a nice chat with some friends and family.
Membership: Details upon request.

Contact Details
Address: No. 1, Rajakeeya Mw, Colombo 07
Contact No: +94 0112695068

 

Otter Aquatic Club

Year Est. – 1933

The Otter Aquatic club tailors to everyone with its extensive sporting facilities and expertise. It is the club of choice for swimming enthusiasts and professionals both local and international.
Membership: For singles, couples and families – Starting from Rs. 21,000 annually. Short-term Memberships available.

Contact Details
Address: No. 380/1, Bauddhaloka Mw, Colombo 07
Contact No: +94 0112692308
Website: www.otterac.org

 

80’s Club of Colombo

The 80’s Club of Colombo is a social club that predates back to the colonial era. With a wide variety on the menu and an ambient environment, it’s a good place for a get-together or a meal with the family for its members.
Membership: Details upon request.

Contact Details
Address: No.25, Independence Ave, Colombo 07.
Contact No: +94  11 2 691 468

 

Royal Colombo Golf Club

Year Est. – 1880

Considered as one of the premier golf clubs in Sri Lanka, the RCGC is a gentlemen’s club right in the bustling city of Colombo. Off the course, members can enjoy its restaurants and recreational facilities.
Membership: Details upon request.

Contact Details
Address: No. 223, Model Farm Rd, Colombo 08
Contact No: +94 0112695431
Website: www.rcgcsl.com

 

Ceylonese Rugby & Football Club

Year Est. – 1922

The club was the first rugby club started during pre-independence Sri Lanka and it has grown ever since. Members are well facilitated within the club with cafés, badminton, tennis and squash courts and an archery range.
Membership: Details upon request.

Contact Details
Address: No. 28, Malalasekara Mw, Colombo 07
Contact No: +94 0117586834
Website: www.crandfc.lk

 

Fingara Town & Country Club 

Year Est. – 2012

A few miles away from the Colombo City Centre lies the Fingara Town & Country Club. Members enjoy a host of facilities both for individuals and families. However, some facilities are open to the public as well.
Membership: Annual Individual – Rs. 45,000 & Family – Rs. 60,000 Memberships available.

Contact Details
Address: No. 50/21, Old Kesbewa Rd, Rattanapitiya, Boralesgamuwa
Contact No: +94 0112509676
Website: www.fingara.com

 

Moors Sports Club

Year Est. – 1908

Celebrating over a hundred years of establishment, the Moors Sports Club has stood the test of time promoting several sports nationally. Members can enjoy its recreational sports such as tennis, billiards and snooker and cricket.
Membership: Details upon request.

Contact Details
Address: No. 50, Muttiah Rd, Colombo 02
Contact No: +94 0112304224
Website: www.moorssc.org

 

Wildlife and Nature Protection Society

Year Est. – 1894

All members of the society work toward the noble cause of conserving the environment for wildlife. Members have access to three park lodges around the island in Wilpattu, Yala and Udawalawe National Park. The society also accepts youth as Junior members.
Membership: Ordinary and Junior Memberships available – Starting from Rs. 2,000 annually.

Contact Details
Address: No. 86, Rajamalwatte Rd, Battaramulla
Contact No: +94 0112887390
Website: www.wnpssl.org

 

Automobile Association of Ceylon

Year Est. – 1969

The ever-expanding Automobile Association of Ceylon stands as one of the largest bodies concerned with motoring in Sri Lanka. The club offers its members access to private bars and bungalows across the island.
Membership: Details upon request.

Contact Details
Address: No. 40, Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mw, Colombo 03
Contact No: +94 0112421528
Website: www.aaceylon.lk

 

Colombo Colts Cricket Club

Year Est. – 1873

The CCC Club is a relatively small member club in the centre of Colombo. The club promotes hockey and billiards in addition to cricket.
Membership: Memberships starting from Rs. 2,000 annually.

Contact Details
Address: No. 17, Park Rd, Colombo 05
Contact No: +94 0112581633
Website: www.colombocolts.lk

 

Regent Country Club

Year Est. – 2014

Established as one of the first Country clubs in Sri Lanka, the Regent Country Club provides excellent dining options as well as recreational facilities and discounts at affiliated restaurants and hotels for its members.
Membership: Starting from Rs. 25,000 annually.

Contact Details
Address: No. 21st Lane, Isurupura Mw, Malabe
Contact No: +94 0117777770
Website: www.theregent.lk

 

Havelock Sports Club

Year Est. – 1915

The Havelocks Sports Club with its humble beginnings has grown to be one of the largest sports clubs in Colombo. The club’s primary focus is on rugby. Members enjoy the prestige as well as the club’s ample recreational facilities.
Membership: Details upon request.

Contact Details
Address: No. 10, Park Lane, Colombo 05
Contact No: +94 0112590963
Website: www.havelocksportsclub.com

 

Ceylon Motor Yacht Club

Year Est. – 1929

The Ceylon Motor Yacht Club or CMYC has diverse members from across the world, all united by their love for sailing over Lankan seas. The club hosts several sailing events and competitions for its members throughout the year.
Membership: Starting from Rs.5,000 monthly.

Contact Details
Address: Indibedde, Moratumulla, Moratuwa
Contact No: +94 0114212394
Website: www.cmyc.lk

 

For more information on any of these clubs, please contact the club directly.

Let us know your experiences with these clubs in the comments and which ones you would recommend.

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