Shillong Golf Club
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The Shillong golf course is a 18 hole, Par 70, 6100 yard course with stunning landscapes
The course is very undulating & presents unique challenges. View from the green at Hole 5 towards the tee - a 215 yard gruelling uphill par 3. The driver is the preferred club here

Gallery2 - The course is very undulating & presents unique challenges .View from the green at Hole 5 towards the tee - a 215 yard gruelling uphill par 3 .The driver is the preferred club here

The course is very undulating & presents unique challenges. View from the green at Hole 5 towards the tee - a 215 yard gruelling uphill par 3. The driver is the preferred club here
View from behind the green of the 4th hole - a Par 5, 502 yard beauty

Gallery3- View from behind the green of the 4th hole - a Par 5 , 502 yard beauty

View from behind the green of the 4th hole - a Par 5, 502 yard beauty
The pretty Hole no 7, a 220 yard downhill Par 3

Gallery4-The pretty Hole no 7 , a 220 yard downhill Par 3

The pretty Hole no 7, a 220 yard downhill Par 3
Conifers, great greens, good weather - expect all this on the course

Gallery5- Conifers , great greens , good weather - expect all this on the course

Conifers, great greens, good weather - expect all this on the course
With a pretty opening hole, the start to the game here is always dramatic

Gallery6-With a pretty opening hole , the start to the game here is always dramatic

With a pretty opening hole, the start to the game here is always dramatic
Golf course map

Gallery7- Golf course map

Golf course map
It takes a round to figure out this course - as altitude, uphill & downhill slopes, different greens etc create problems for the first time golfer

Gallery8- It takes a round to figure out this course - as altitude , uphill & downhill slopes , different greens etc create problems for the first time golfer

It takes a round to figure out this course - as altitude, uphill & downhill slopes, different greens etc create problems for the first time golfer

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About this course

Golf was brought to Shillong in 1898 by a group of British civil service gentlemen who initially constructed a 9 hole course at an area called Laban. After the first world war Shillong gained popularity as a golf resort for European golfers from East Bengal and Calcutta & in 1924 the present 18 hole course with its picturesque club house was inaugurated. The layout of the new course was done by Capt. Jackson & C.K.Rhodes, who successfully preservied the natural beauty of the area while giving it an excellent layout. The course is set in an undulating valley covered with thick groves of pine and rhododendron trees. The tight fairways are carpeted with an indigenous species of local grass which hardens the soil and makes the course tough to play. The longest hole on the course is the 594 yards, sixth, which makes it an extremely trying hole, and also one of the longest in India. The tight fairways are difficult to negotiate in any case, but the task is made even more trying by the number of ‘out-of-bounds’ streams that criss-cross almost every fairway. Most of the approaches are uphill shots & even the low handicappers opt to play safe. The greens are lightning fast & are invariably surrounded by heavy sand bunkers. The 372 yards, par four, 9th hole is a dog leg, and one of the most picturesque on the course. The tee off is from a pine grove elevated some 200 feet above the fairway. The tiger line is onto a steep ridge and to the left of the row of pine tree which demarcate the common eighth and ninth fairway. The second shot is placed into the elbow of the dog leg which is in a valley, and from where the green is now visible on a hillock ahead. The third stroke has to be lofted to gain height as well as negotiate the tight fairway. It requires a good chip and a lucky putt to get a par on this hole, as the area around the green is uneven, and the green itself extremely fast. Not only is the Shillong course scenic and enjoyable, it’s also challenging. The biggest obstructions is rain what with it being just 56 kms from Cherrapunji – the wettest place in the world!

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