Promoting Golf Tourism in Kashmir
Golf has been seen as royal game in which a player strikes a small ball with various clubs from a series of starting points (teeing grounds) into a series of holes on a course. The player who holes his ball in the fewest strokes wins.Jammu and Kashmir especially the Kashmir valley has amazing potential in terms of world class golf courses to be a global destination of this game .
Appreciating the five-day golf tournament organised jointly by Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and Jammu and Kashmir Tourism at Royal Springs Golf Course (RSGC) in Srinagar, India’s top golfer Jyoti Randhawa recently said that it was a good step towards promoting golf tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.
Honey Baisoya of Delhi and Khalin Joshi of Bengaluru emerged joint leaders after the second round of the J&K Open at the Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar.
A six-time winner on the PGTI, Honey (67-69) went error-free for the second straight day and made three successive birdies on the 12th, 13th and 14th while making pars on all the other holes. His second round three-under 69 took his total to eight-under 136.
One hopes we will see continued efforts from all the stakeholders to promote golf tourism in Kashmir .
But on ground already, Golf tourism is picking up in Kashmir with hundreds of golf lovers visiting the picturesque Valley to play the sport in the shades of mountains.
Kashmir has three international-standard gold courses.