Golf in Gulmarg
At an altitude of 2650m the historic Gulmarg Golf Club was formed in 1911 by the British – although in fact golf actually started here in 1890 when the first 6 hole course was built by Colonel Neville Chamberlain. Additional ‘browns’ were soon added and the course became known as ‘The Upper Course. Later in 1915 the nine hole ‘Rabbits Course’ was built.
Today, guests can enjoy a challenging 18 hole course designed by Peter Thomson Associates of Australia set amidst stunning views. The course has a fascinating peculiarity – due to the rarefied atmosphere the ball ‘whistles’ as it heads for the next hole!
Over the years the club has hosted many prestigious events including the Northern Indian championship.