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Golfing Tour !

Golfing in Bhutan can be a special experience because you are playing on some of the highest courses in the world. Although golfing is not among the popular sports in Bhutan, the number of players has been picking up steadily.
Bhutan has seven golf courses. Four nine holers include Royal Thimphu (par 34, 2,800 yards), Wangdue Military Base Course (2,000 yards, par 32 with sand greens), India House (2,100 yards layout located in the Indian Embassy compound in Thimphu has eight greens and six fairways), and the King’s private layout on his property in Punakha.

The three other courses range from four to eight holes and are located on military bases. Royal Thimphu Golf Course beautifully located behind Tashichodzong is the only course open to the public. The course’s water hazards are man-made and are carefully placed for a challenging game on the narrow fairways. A different set of tees for the back nine makes it a great double round of 18 holes (par 67).
Golf is said to have brought to Bhutan in the early 1970s by an Indian military officer. He built the golf course on the fallow rice fields adjacent to Tashichodzong, which is today Royal Thimphu Golf Course.


Please remember that there are no pro shops in Bhutan. So, you should bring your gear along.

Day 1
Arrive in Paro
Our representative will welcome you at the airport in the traditional Bhutanese way and drive you to Thimphu.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu city.

Day 2
Today we go sightseeing around Thimphu and play golf at Royal Thimphu Golf Course.
Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3
After breakfast, we go to the Golf Club. We will use the afternoon for more sightseeing around Thimphu. The hills surrounding the Thimphu valley has several vantage points from where the sight of the city is breathtakingly beautiful. A short drive to one of these points after nightfall will offer you a different view altogether and can be an excellent photo opportunity.

Day 4
Today we drive back to Paro. If you are departing the following day, we will briefly visit Tamchog Lhakhang built by Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo in the 15th century. Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo was a Tibetan spiritual adept who is said to have spent 60 years in mother’s womb. He is a non-institutional practitioner devoted to building bridges. He built several bridges in Bhutan one of which is the approach bridge to the temple. Our guide will explain to you more about the temple and its great founder.
Whether you depart today or the following day, our guide will see you off in the traditional Bhutanese way by offering you a khadar or a white silk scarf. Khadar is the symbol of purity of thought and relations.