Nepal is the stunningly beautiful country.Due to difficult topography our country doesnot have more golf courses. Still from soothing Royal Nepal Golf course to hard walking Himalayan Golf Club here are the list of 5 Nepal top golf course.
1. Gokarna forest golf resort: This is the Nepal top golf course. This golf course was built in 1999 A.D. It is located at Rajnikunj Gokarna Kathmandu. It is only 10 km from Tribhuwan international airport. It was designed by David Mclay Kidd. He is from Gleneagles Golf development of Scotland. It covers the total area of 300 hectares. There are total 18 holes. Total par for 18 hole is 72. They Pro-shop, caddy, teaching pro, golf cart, rental club, practice range and practice green , restaurant & bar. It is the first golf course in Nepal to have different 18 holes. It is the only venue for Master’s tournament. It is the only course which provides cart facility. The price ranges from 5000 to 7000 per day play. We can see deer and monkey at the time of play.
3. Royal Nepal golf club: It is the third Nepal to golf course. It was first built in 1917 AD. It is located near Tribhuwan international airport. It covers total area of 95 hectares. It has total 18 holes. Total par for this 18 holes is 72. It was designed initially by General Kiran Shumsher after observing golf in Scotland. It was remodeled in 1982 and 1986 after area of airport was enlarged. It is one of the busiest golf courses in Nepal.It is featuring more than 30 competitive tournament a year. It had held first ever Nepal open Golf tournament for professionals for 6 yrs. Club was given the “royal” patronage by King Mahedra in 1965. Large number of professional in nepal including number 1 pro Shivaram Shrestha are product of this course.Price for a single play is relatively cheaper then other. It is about 1500 to 2000.
4. Nirvana country golf club: This is the fourth Nepal top golf course. It was built in 1962 AD. It is located in Ghopa camp inside BPKIHS, Dharan. It is just 5 km far from city of Dharan. It covers the total area of 69 hectares. It consist of only 9 holes. Total par for 9 holes is 35. It was designed by British gurkhas. It has resort and health club provides conference facility,tennis court,squash court and multi cuisine restaurant. It is visited by big names like Prince Harry an princess Diana. Previously it was called Dharan country club. From 2001 it is called Nirvana country club health and golf resort. Price for play is just Rs 1200 per day.
5. Tribhuwan army officers golf club: This golf course is the fifth Nepal top golf course. It was built in 1997 AD. It is located in Guheswori, Kathmandu. It is just 2km away from Tribhuwan international airport. It covers the total area of 600 ropanies. There are 9 holes of par 36. It was designed by Ronald Sream. Each hole is played twice from different tee in the same green. Different flags making it tournament playable course despite being only 9 holes. 3 of Nepal army officers has already turned pro playing their initial level of golf at TAOGC. One of them being extremely successful Dhana Thapa. He recently wins Surya Nepal western open 2072. An army camp is situated at the top of the hill below which golf course is situated. Cost per play is just Rs1500.
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Courtesy: Bijay Thapa (Writer)