Shillong Golf Course - The Glen Eagle of the East

Shillong Golf Course is one of the oldest and biggest golf courses in the world. Introduced by an elite group of British officers in the late 19th century, it is one of the charms of Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya. Owing to its lush green meadows and incredible views, the United States of Golf Association and Museum has titled this golf course - “The Glen Eagle of the East”. The scenic field amidst the lofty hills appeals to both golf players and non-golf players equally.

The Origin of Shillong Golf Course

The grand golf course in Shillong was established in 1898. Set up by British Civil Service Officers, it stands at an astounding height of 5200 ft. Snuggled between the slopping valleys of Shillong and encircled by dense pine forest and a serene ambience, it is a breathtaking treat for the eyes and the soul. It started as a 9-hole golf course, which was later transformed into an 18-hole course in 1924 by CK Rhodes and Captain Jackson.

Blanketed with lovely meadows and firm ground, it is a challenging course. It has the sixth deepest hole on the course in India lying at a depth of 540 m. This scenic course is a popular destination for major golfing events in neighbouring states.

a white golf ball lying on the green golf lawn

Things to Do at the Golf Course

lush green golf course amidst the mountain with a few golf carts

Shillong Golf Course is a prime location among all the linksmen. The luxuriant field and the wonderful cool weather are perfect for one to indulge in a good game. Apart from being a haven for the linksmen, this aesthetic field has a lot to offer. It is arrayed with a plethora of services like a library, a tennis court and a flower garden. Go for a picnic or spend a relaxing time with your friends and family in this picturesque setting. It is home to a wide variety of birds and indigenous flowers. Take a stroll along the golf lane while marvelling at the view or delve into a delectable experience from the surrounding eateries. If you wish to go for a round of the green lawn, contact the office of Shillong Golf Club, an alluring old building nestled on top of the hill.

Among all the Golf Links, Shillong Golf Course stands out the most. The vast open space amidst the thick pine trees and fresh air will help you deal with stress and connect with nature.

While visiting the golf course, stay at our 4-star hotel in Shillong. Hotel Polo Towers, Shillong is a quaint abode in the lofty Khasi terrains. Decorated with splendid rooms and a myriad of facilities, you are in for a comfortable stay!

Polo Orchid Resort, Cherrapunji is another comfortable lodging option in Shillong. Regale the beauty of the Northeast from the comfort of your room.

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