The Royal Springs Golf Club, Srinagar
Royal Springs Golf Course spread over 300 acres is located between Zabarvan hills and the Dal Lake commands a spectacular view, the lush green forests, lakes and marshes making it the loveliest golfing venue in the country. It derives its name from Chesma-Shahi, the royal spring around which the Moghul Emperor Jahangir built the famous garden. The setting is a combination of aesthetic delight and golfing pleasure and is a truly transcending experience of the Golfer and nature lover alike. The 18 holes, 6445 mtrs. course at a par of 72 designed as per international standards offer a challenge to all levels of players. The Club building showcasing old Kashmiri architecture has separate wings for locker rooms, changing rooms, billiard, table tennis, restaurant and Pro Shop. It indeed is one of the most beautiful courses in the world.
Gulmarg Golf Club
Gulmarg Golf Club, established by the British as a 6-hole golf course at a height of 8700 ft above sea level, is said to be one of the highest golf courses in the world. Additional ‘browns’ were soon added and the course became known as ‘The Upper Course. Later in 1915 the nine hole ‘Rabbits Course’ was built. Inspired by breathtaking landscape, gentle slopes lined with tall conifers and their passion for the game, they transformed it into one of the most beautiful 18-hole courses by the late 1920’s. The course has a fascinating peculiarity and is a unique experience- due to the rarefied atmosphere the ball ‘whistles’ as it heads for the next hole! The club has been the host of many golf championships. The temporary membership to play golf and avail of club facilities of restaurant and trainer is available.
The Kashmir Golf Club at Srinagar
Hundred years of golf in Srinagar, The Kashmir Golf Club has all the luxuries fitted that make playing golf a memorable experience. The course is spread over 52 sprawling acres of lush green land at walking distance from the Tourist Reception Centre. Its president, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, is himself a keen golfer. It was established in 1887 and is well laid out in the surroundings of mighty chinars is a professional 18-hole course and has been the venue of many tournaments. The temperate climate of Srinagar offers an opportunity for Golf lovers to play for longer hours than average season between April to November. Golf has become a mainstream sport for individuals for all ages and physical abilities. This club thrives to get individuals to come and play golf with proper etiquette and teach them formulas necessary to succeed not only in golf but also in life.
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