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Gulmarg Gold Golf

By Jaisonvincent @globlvisiontour
Gulmarg Gold Golf Gulmarg’s allegorical beauty, main area and proximity to Srinagar by itself
accomplish it one of the captivating hill resorts in the country.

 Gulmarg, a mountain resort of peculiar beauty- has the accomplished blooming golf advance in the world, at a height of 2,650 m, and is the country’s prime ski resort in the winter. On way to Gulmarg travelers about stop their cars for a few minute and look out a beauty of snow-covered mountains, about aural affecting distance. 

Established during the early days of the British era by Sir Neville Chamberlain, K.C.B., the Gulmarg Golf Club has enticed golfers for about a century. 

A lush blooming valley covered with an array of aerial flowers and criss crossed by snow fed streams and rivulets; acclaim bouncing slopes carpetted with an accustomed mossy turf, and a crisply cool soothing animating weather.

The redesigned (now the longest golf course in the country at 7505 yards) Gulmarg Golf Advance was formally inaugurated on 18th of September, 2011 by the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mr. Omar Abdullah. 

Ranjit Nanda and assembly redesigned this golf advance that is carved out within a meadow and that has at atomic 16 altered breed of wild flowers. The flowers blossom fully from around the month of June till early September. 

It has the longest double sided driving range in the country of over 600 yards with ambition greens to aim at from both sides. There is enermous practice green at the Clubhouse too. A golf academy with 3 learning holes is as well allotment of the concept.

 The greens on the course are large, rolling and actual quick with a stimp -meter account of 10 + feet on regular days. The greens accept been advised to fit into the accustomed mural with undulations and contours amalgamation with the surrounding areas. In adjustment to anticipate erosion, some bunkers accept different board sleeper faces. 

It has the longest dual sided driving range in the country of over 600 yards with target greens to aim at from both sides. There is a large practice green at the Clubhouse too. A golf academy with 3 learning holes is also part of the concept. 

The greens on the course are large, undulating and very quick with a stimp -meter reading of 10 + feet on regular days. The greens have been designed to fit into the natural landscape with undulations and contours merging with the surrounding areas. In order to prevent erosion, some bunkers have unique wooden sleeper faces. 

Golf is a way of life at Gulmarg. At a height of 8700 feet amid in the heart of the village acclaimed ski resort. 

The historic Gulmarg Golf Club was started in 1911 by the British who used the abode as a holiday resort. Since then it has seen over 100 years of tournaments of both amateurs and professionals. 

Amenities at the club cover a bar, library, lounge, table tennis, lawn tennis and a putting green. 

The Gulmarg Gold Golf is usually accessible between April and November, as it is covered by snow for the blow of the year and its affable slopes are adapted into mini ski runs for freshers. 

How to Get Here

By Rail- The nearest airport to Gulmarg is in Srinagar which is 56 Km away, though it’s a domestic airport but it is very well connected to major cities in India by regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Amritsar.

By Air- Jammu is the closest railway head, at a distance of 290 km. Jammu railway station is well connected to the most of the railheads in major Indian cities.

By Road- Gulmarg is well-connected with regular bus services from Srinagar, Sonmarg and other neighboring towns in Kashmir as it has excellent connections of roads. 

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