Golfing in Kashmir

Golfing in Kashmir is another outdoor activity that is unique and most popular amongst golfing enthusiasts. Unique in a way that it is situated on a high altitude ground level surrounded by an invigorating environ which is covered with enormous Chinar and Pine trees.    

The Verdant Golf Courses in Kashmir can be enjoyed in Gulmarg and Srinagar where you get to play for longer hours. This is made possible due to lower temperatures with the highest temperature barely touching 35° C. The bracing climatic conditions of these Valleys allow golfers to enjoy the game without getting tired as opposed to the summer heat of the plains that can boil you to death. The winter witnesses a snow-covered Golf Course in Srinagar and hence remains closed only during this period of the year.

The Best time to enjoy Golfing in Kashmir is from April to November when the climate in temperate and quite refreshing while the bordering Chinar and Pine trees offer ample shade for longer duration of play.

Gulmarg Golf Club is considered as the highest golf course ground in the world perched at an altitude of 2,650 meters above sea level. This Golf Club at Gulmarg was established way back in 1911 as a holiday resort by the British marking this ground as one of the most unique Golf courses across the globe. It began as a 6-hole golf course that was set up by Colonel Neville Chamberlain way back in 1890-1891 when the greens were referred to as the browns. In 1922, the first ever Golf championship was organised in Gulmarg; in 1929, the Nedou's Cup was introduced, and in 1930, ‘The World’ team beat the Scotland team.

The Gulmarg Golf Course features a distinctive landscape that is unique and not seen before. Instead of being flat, most of the layout of the golf course area slopes and inclines along the entire portion of this course, which has a par of 72.

The Gulmarg golf course remains closed from December to April due to snow and remain open during the rest of the season as deemed proper by the golf club. You can hire the Golf equipments from pros registered with the J&K Tourism Department.

You can get in touch with the Assistant Director of the Gulmarg Tourism Department for further information at;

Mobile No.: +91 – 9419 708 180
Phone: +91 – 1954 – 254 487 or +91 – 1954 – 254 439

The Kashmir Golf Club has a par of 70 that spans over 52 acres of verdant landscape that adjoins the Maulana Azad Road, and the main avenue of the city. This is a professional 18-hole golf course that serves as a venue of many tournaments and features well established common fairways, including bunkers and hazards that are interspersed between the tall Chinar and Pine Trees. In 1930, this golf course brought out the first ever professional golfer of India named Ghulam Mohammad.

You can get in touch with the Kashmir Golf Club at MA Road in Srinagar at +91 – 0194 – 2476 677 for detailed information.

Royal Spring Golf Course

The Royal Spring Golf Course is an 18-hole course with a par 72 that spans over a massive landscape area of 300 acres perched at an altitude of 6445 meters and is placed on the Boulevard Road quite close to the famous Chashma Shahi Gardens in Kashmir. This Golf Course was designed and established by a World famous Golf architect named Robert Trent Jones Jr. II, who was accredited for designing over 500 golf courses worldwide.

The Royal Spring Golf Course is picturesque and offers a commanding view of the famous Dal Lake in Kashmir. Setup amidst a natural environment, this golf course was laid out against the spectacular backdrop of Zabarwan Mountains thus adding a dramatic charm to this area.

A combination of creative enjoyment and golfing pleasure accompanied by fairways, all-weather grass of different hues of green, and bordering tall trees give top ranking to the Royal Spring Golf Course challenging players of all levels and thus has earned a name as one of the best Golf Courses in India.

While permanent members do get to enjoy a game at the spectacular Royal Spring Golf Course, other golf enthusiasts need to pay a Green Fee on a daily basis to be able to play a game of golf in this course. Currently, the charges are Rs. 300/- for an 18-hole game and Rs. 200/- for a 9-hole game.

Golf Carts, and caddies services can be hired and accommodation at one of the huts inside the Royal Spring Golf Course is also available on extra charge. Reminiscent of an ancient Kashmiri Architecture, the Golf Club feature separate sections of locker rooms and Changing rooms, including facilities like an in-house Restaurant & Bar, Billiards Room, Ping-Pong Room, Pro-shop, and a Health Club.

Kashmir and Golf is so well amalgamated that it can last for centuries to come and to experience the full benefit of its thrill and enjoyment is a memorable vacation in Kashmir Valley which is sure to delight you in every way possible.

You can get in touch with the Secretary of the Royal Spring Golf Course at +91 – 1194 – 2501 178 or +91 – 1194 – 2501 179 for further information.

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