Gulmarg golf course is also amongst the few largest 18-hole golf courses in our country. For golfers, this is a dream golfing destination in India. Tourists love to visit this place to golf, or to learn to golf. Golfing in Gulmarg started as early as the 1920s, when India was British India. Since then, the golf course has changed over the years and the present property is designed by renowned golf course designer Ranjit Nanda. The overall size of the golf course measures 7505 yards at a par of 72, which was inaugurated by the honorable Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir (Omar Abdullah) in 2011.
Gulmarg as a town is world famous for its natural beauty and snow clad beauty. While winter sports are a major attraction in Gulmarg, golfing is another sport that is very popular here. People from around the world escape summer heat and come golfing in the lush green golf course of Gulmarg. Snowy mountains serve as an excellent picturesque backdrop to the golf course.
When you are a hobby golfer and you get to enjoy golf in such beautiful surroundings, it sure does lift your spirits which helps lifting the golf ball higher as well. There are many reasons, people love to golf in Gulmarg and a few are listed below:
Its historic appeal and the British angle of the golf course layout
It being the highest possible green golf course of the world
It has the longest practice range that is dual sided
The picturesque contrast it offers, i.e., green course against the snowy white hills
The facility and faculty it offers to train eager amateurs
Here, you can enjoy golfing for more time than in your regular city golf courses because of the pleasant climate and enjoyable atmosphere. The Gulmarg golf course is functional most part of the years other than the extreme snow laden months of the year (December to April).
Tourists can hire the Golf Sets and balls from local professionals with the help of the Tourism Department. The golf course is as luxurious as it can get to give you a memorable experience even if you are a first timer. Many tournaments have been hosted here as well.
Even as a regular tourist, do not miss this spot and drop by to experience golf like never before. You will not be disappointed for sure. Summer months are ideal to visit this place. Hire a golf kit and take the help of trainers of the Gulmarg golf course to learn a new sport in mountains that will give you a different kind of adventurous dose.