Blessed with tea plantations and old planter clubs that date back to the bygone era, the increasing number of golf clubs and retreats in and around Assam is a part of the legacy left behind by the Britons. Attracting golf enthusiasts from around the country and the world, Assam has several golf courses amidst lush green valleys and swanky tea plantations. Over a cup of fresh fine tea from gardens, tee time isn’t like any other in these golf courses. Here’s taking a look at them.
6. Misa Polo Club:
In the Kellyden tea estate is this beautiful club dating back to the colonial times when golf was introduced as part of celebration. To preserve its rich heritage, the club organises weekly tennis and social meets, as well as golf tournaments and annual club meets. With expansion plans underway, this polo club offers a host of other activities to indulge in or to just sit back and relax like the colonial rulers.
5. Moran Polo Club:
Located in the Thowra Tea Estate, this 18-hole golf course presents rather daunting challenges to its golfers. However, golfers vie for titles during 3 of the most-awaited golf tournaments every year, along with numerous in-house matches.
4. Margherita Golf Club:
Considered to be the best in Assam, this golf course is in Namdang Tea Estate, under the patronage of Williamson Magor Group of Enterprises. Surrounded by picturesque valleys, undulating landscapes and lavish tea gardens, this course provides the perfect opportunity for tee time and tea time alike. Claimed to be the most breathtaking course in the state, passionate golfers go flocking there during tournaments and weekends.
3. Dibrugarh District and Planters Club:
Preceded by an unfortunate disaster that led to the establishment of this club, the flat 18-hole golf course seems like a cakewalk for golfers, while it isn’t so. Created at the Bokel Tea Estate, this golf club always had an atmosphere of healthy competition among managers and all golf enthusiasts, who would make pit stops on their way to the airport. A paradise for different kinds of birds, the club has cosy arrangements to relax after an afternoon of rounds serious golfing.
2. Doomdooma Golf Club:
Nicknamed as the Plateau Golf Club, this club is in the Samdang Tea Estate, Doomdooma. Initially frequented by British expatriates, the club increased its membership slowly. Flecked with miles of green valleys, a host of tournaments fill up the golfing calendar every year. There is large participation and no golf holiday goes without a few rounds around the course.
1. Kaziranga Golf Resort:
Delicately located in the lap of nature, surrounded by luxurious tea estates and valleys, is the Kaziranga golf resort in Jorhat. Maintained painstakingly, this thoughtfully designed resort has cottages and bungalows to stay, and makes an ideal destination for a weekend trip. The 6-hole course is known to test the skills of golfers while peppering it with challenges.