Srinagar- The department of tourism Kashmir in collaboration with Gulmarg Development Authority Wednesday organised one day Caddies golf tournament at picturesque Gulmarg Golf Course, an official statement said on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the tournament which was teed off in presence of Deputy Director Tourism Riyaz Beigh and Assistant Director Tourism Gulmarg Dr. Ilyas Ahmad saw thirty five caddies from Gulmarg area participate in the tournament.
The aim of the golf tournament, the statement said, was to project Gulmarg as the golfing destination in autumn also.
Some of the tourists who witnessed the tournament described the Gulmarg Golf Course as one of the best in India
Later, CEO Gulmarg Development Authority Syed Hanief Balkhi awarded mementos to the winners and the participants.
The department is also planning to organize more tournaments at Gulmarg to promote golf.
Established in the early days of the British rule by Sir Neville Chamberlain, K.C.B., the Gulmarg Golf Club has attracted golfers for almost a century. A lush green bowl covered with a variety of alpine flowers and criss crossed by snow fed streams and rivulets; gently undulating slopes carpetted with a natural mossy turf, and a crisply cool bracing weather!
Redesigned by the famous golf architect, Peter Thompson, Gulmarg now has a 6,760 yards, par 72, 18-hole golf course. The highest course in the world, it also boasts of Indias longest hole, a par five, 610 yards. Unlike most of the other par-fives on the Gulmarg course, the eighth plays much longer than its 610 yards because of the uphill factor.