Gallery2- Pahalgam Golf course -View of the fairway of the 632 yard ,Par 5 ,5th hole from the green 3-Pic courtesy -Ranjit Nanda
Gallery3 -Water guards the green on this monster 632 yard , Par 5 ,5th hole - this is a dogleg left hole but feels more like its V shaped
Gallery4- One of the toughest greens to get to in two - this 413 yard , Par 4, 11th hole is going to be a memorable one
Gallery5- Have a camera handy when you play this course as there are plenty of photo-op spots here
Gallery6 -The view from the elevated 13th tee box is one of the prettiest on the course - overlooks the 12th green with the snow capped hills all around
Gallery7- Pahalgam-Lush green fairways await the golfer- The course has a limited number of buggies on hire- Being a high altitude course it is sometimes tough to walk the 18 hole for the unprepared golfer- Pic courtesy-
Gallery8 -The opening hole is a short & easy Par 4 - the challenge starts after this
Gallery9- The stunning 3rd hole , a Par 3 ,225 yard beauty is sure to set your heart racing . The sheer difficulty of the hole is forgotten sometimes leading to double bogies or worse
About this course
This Ranjit Nanda designed, hill station course will take your breath away with its sheer beauty & design. This has to be on your list of courses you have to play. Set in the pretty town of Pahalgam & surrounded by soaring, fir-covered mountains with bare, snow-capped peaks rising behind them the course is set in a large bowl shaped expanse.
At an altitude of 7250 plus feet your ball will travel a good 8 % further but that does not make this course any less challenging. The breathtaking beauty of the course is enhanced by the snow capped hills that tend to lull you into a state of exhilaration & get your adrenalin pumping. The course is long, has changes in elevation that make for a dramatic game, has water in play on 6 holes, has bunkers of all sizes & shapes & has its fair share of hazards & OB areas making it a course that will test your skills, strategy & patience. The greens are fast & true with bent grass. With the clean, pure & re-vitalizing air of Pahalgam for company this is the closest you will get to attaining nirvana while playing golf.
IMPORTANT: The course has significant elevation changes & you need to be fit to walk & play all 18 holes. If you think you may need a golf cart – please call & book ahead as the course has ONLY 8 golf carts (as of May 2012).
The Pahalgam town is set at the junction of the Aru and Sheshnag rivers. The Aru flows down from the Kolahoi glacier beyond Lidderwat while the Sheshnag from glaciers along the great Himalayas.