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Himalayan Golf Course
This golf course is all about the setting: in the lake city of Pokhara, framed by the towering Annapurna massif. The course itself sits in a deep canyon, and each hole rises and falls along the contours of the valley. The course was developed gradually – the original nine was expanded to 16, with two more holes added a bit piecemeal to make up 18.
Don’t expect manicured greens or smooth fairways, but the breathtaking setting, coupled with the enthusiastic staff (the caddies are wonderfully friendly and helpful), makes this one of the best golfing experiences you can have.
Getting there & doing it
The course is 7km south of Pokhara. You won’t need anything – not even clubs – which are included in the green fee. There’s a restaurant at the clubhouse for post-round refreshments.
When to do it
Contact the club for a tee time. The temperate climate means you can play golf here at any time of the year, with summer temperatures rarely above 27 Celsius and winter never colder than 10 degrees. Try to play early in the morning, when the mountain scenery is at its clearest.
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