Shillong Golf Course

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Distance (From Shillong Bus Stand): 4 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 4 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Shillong Golf Course is located in Shillong, Meghalaya. Shillong Golf Course is one of the finest golf courses in India and among the best places to visit in Shillong.

Situated at an altitude of 5200 feet, Shillong Golf Course was established as a 9-hole golf course in 1898 by the British Civil Service Officers. It was converted into 18 Holes in 1924 by Capt. Jackson and C.K. Rhodes. According to first survey in 1933, Shillong Golf Course is the third oldest Golf Course in India. Covering an area of 5873 yards, and with a par of 70, the tight fairways at the Golf course of the Shillong Golf Club are made of an indigenous species of local grass which give a solid effect on the soil thus making it challenging for the golfers. The sixth hole, at a distance of 594 yards, is the farthest amongst all the golf courses across India and reaching it proves to be quite a task for the golf players.

The course is located in a scenic valley surrounded by pine and rhododendron trees, which is also home to many varieties of birds. Owing to its greenery and scenic beauty, the United States Golf Association and Museum has given it the title of 'Gleneagle of the East'. Well known for its scenic views, the Shillong Golf Course holds annual tournaments where golfers from around the country come to display their skills.

Timings: 8 AM - 6 PM