Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Yak Golf Course - World's Highest Golf Course
Situated at a height at of 13,025 from the sea level, Yak Golf Course in Kupup in East Sikkim do features in Guinness Book of World Records as the Highest Golf Course in the World on 10 October, 2006.
The 'Yak Golf Course' was started on 19 Sep 1972 at Kupup. The course was re-designed in 1979 by Brig JM Singh, Cdr 164 Mtn Bde and since then it has been developed into one of the finest by Avid Golf Lovers. As on date under the guidance of Brig Ranbir Singh, Cdr 63 Mtn Bde and Col T K Murali, Dy Cdr 63 Mtn Bde the course is been redesigned and expanded to 18 holes. The first tournament held was the Saragarhi Cup on 09 Sep 1979.
The Yak Golf Course managed by the Indian Army is Affiliated to the Indian Golfers Union since 1992. Our IGU Membership No is 0245 (E). The course is open to golfers round the year subject to snow conditions. However, it is generally playable from May to Dec. The course has challenging fairways meandering across mountain streams in their full flow and teasing browns which test the golfing skills of one and all.
The club is open seven days a week. During winter, the golf course remains active with ‘Ice Hockey’, ‘Ice Skating’ and ‘Skiing’ being the main attractions. Besides these there is a Croquet Course and facility to play Baseball within the club.
The Golf Course is spread over 4,978 yards with 18 holes on 18 browns and numerous bunkers. The fairways are lush green with natural streams and ponds as hazards, which makes the game interesting and challenging. Due to the natural lay of the ground, preferred lie is permitted to avoid damage to the clubs as well as to complete the course within the given score of 72.
I don’t claim the information to be my own. The information is compiled from different sources