Golf, a favored sport of men across the globe, finds a strong existence in Uttarakhand. For someone who loves Golf, Uttarakhand is nothing short of a paradise. The Golf courses at this place are carved out of the green meadows. Having beautiful lakes in the neighborhood and small elevations on land, the topographic variation is mesmerizing, to say the least.
The Golf courses of Uttarakhand boast of unrivaled beauty. Enclosed by fruit orchards, mountains and snow capped hills, these Golf courses are highly rated as tourist spots, apart from attracting a lot of professional players. The Golf courses of Uttarakhand are a visual delight. A golfer may have a tough time concentrating on the play, thereby ignoring the natural beauty of the surrounding!
Some major sites of golfing in Uttarakhand are Upat Golf Course in Ranikhet and Raj Bhawan Golf Course situated in Nainital. The 9 hole Upat Golf course, 6 kms away from Ranikhet, is considered to be one of the best managed Golf courses of the country. Entry to this Golf course is open to general public, against then payment of a token amount. As seasons change, you can have a ball enjoying the delicate beauty of this course. Upat Golf Course has played host to a lot of Golf championships till date.
The Raj Bhawan Golf Course, Nainital was planned and built by the engineers of the British Army. Spread on a sprawling land of 50 acres, at the height of 1932 m, this course is a wonderful work of art, bordered by fruit orchards and covered by lush green and soft grass. This 18 hole golf course, constructed very close to the Raj Bhawan, was home to the erstwhile governors belonging to the United Province.
So, hit the road leading straight to the magnificent hills of Uttarakhand for having a ball while golfing at this place. And yes, don't delay any more or else you will miss out on the fun!