The popularity of golf is on the increasing stage in Nepal having five golf courses: Royal Nepal Golf Course and Gokarna Forest Golf Resort in Kathmandu, Himalayan Golf Club and Fulbari Resort Golf Course in Pokhara and Nirvana Country Club in Dharan. The best time for a play is during the dry season between October and March. Golf clubs in Kathmandu and Pokhara offer excellent courses with magnificent view of the Himalayas.
Golf is one of the most expensive sports, was started in Nepal by the Royal families. The history of golf in Nepal goes back to the time when a delegation of Rana ministers returned home with golf clubs from a visit to Scotland. The first real golf tournament Lava Cup was started in 1920.
The Gokarna Forest Golf Resort, is one of the finest in South Asia. It is a 72-course golf area with 18 holes. The course is set in an old forest area of the Valley. Near the resort is Harmony Spa, for soothing golf senses. Established in 1829, Royal Nepal Golf Course in Kathmandu's Til Ganga is one of the oldest of Nepal and of Asia. The course was conferred the title of 'Royal' in 1911.
The Himalayan Golf Club in Pokhara situated about 6 kilometers away from the city is a recently completed pro-championship designed 9 holes golf course which is located in a beautiful amphitheater like setting of a river canyon scene with a panoramic view of the Annapurna Himalayan range.
Golf, Spa, Cultural Tour, Mt. Flight, Safari etc. all in one package
Package Days: 9 days onwards, tailor made
Area: Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan National Park
Price: Reasonable. Contact us.
Inclusive: Accommodation in 5-star hotels, Exclusive Resorts, Meals as per different plans, Golf, Spa, Massage, Cultural Tour, Jungle Safari on full board, ground transfer etc.
Group Size: 5 – 16 pax.
Season:Autumn, Winter and Spring.
Kathmandu - Gokarna Forest Golf Course:
The golf course designed by Gleneagles Golf development of Scotland lies in an exclusive area of well protected forest at the edge of Kathmandu valley. The myth, magic and mystery of the once Forbidden Valley inspired the creation of a masterful challenge within this sanctuary. The par 72 international standard golf course meanders for 6,715 yards through most 500 acres of untouched forest. Eighteen holes of sheer perfection.
Pokhara – The Yeti's Golf Course:
The course lying within the 5-star hotel property is perched on the brink of a Green Canyon gorges overlooking a most unusual riverscape of terraces and steeply forested bank of the River Seti flowing 300 ft. below. The area is tranquil, the views of the Himalayas to the north, and the Seti River far below, makes golfing here a very unusual experience.
Although it is only a 9 holes course, the use of alternate tees, greens, and pin positions, gives the golfers the feeling of playing a full 18 hole layout. One needs 1 hour and 30 minutes to finish the first round of the holes. It's quite difficult because of the deliberate small greens, narrow fairways and closed out-of bound (O/B) fenced with surrounding water ponds. A number of the tee shots across the Seti Gorge is mentally challenging even to the best golfers.