Golf tourism is one of the main attractions of the Kashmir valley insummers. The peak season for golf in Kashmir is from April to November.One advantage that the game of golf in Kashmir has over other golfcourses that the weather here is quite refreshing and the shade of thebordering Chinar and Pine trees enables the play to go on longer. Themain golf courses of Kashmir are:Gulmarg
Gulmargboasts of the highest golf course in the world. Situated at an altitudeof 2,650 m, the golf course of Gulmarg is quite different from most ofthe other golf courses. Rather than being flat, most of the area of thegolf course is full of land slopes and inclines and has a par of 72.The origin of the Gulmarg golf course dates back to 1911, when it wasstarted by the British as a holiday resort.Kashmir Golf Club
TheKashmir Golf Club is situated on the Maulana Azad Road. Spread over anarea of 52 acres, it boasts of common fairways and a par of 70. It alsohas well laid out bunkers and hazards, interspersed between chinars andpine trees. This 18-hole course has served as the venue of a number oftournaments. Kashmir Golf Club prides itself for churning out the firstgolfing professional in India, Ghulam Mohammad in 1930.Royal Spring Golf Course
TheRoyal Spring Golf course is situated near the famous Mughal Garden,Cheshmashahi. Spread over an area of 300 acres, it overlooks thepicturesque Dal Lake and Zabarwan hills. Designed and laid out by therenowned Golf architect, Robert Trent Jones Jr. II, the golf courseboasts of 118 holes and a par of 72.