Golfing in Meghalaya
Golf: Shillong Golf Course
is referred to as the "Gleneagle of the
East" at the United States
Golf Association Library and Museum.
museum, which happens to be the
largest of its kind in the world,
the only piece on display from
India as that of the Shillong Golf
The site where the Shillong Golf Course
is located, provides a scenic view.
Developed in 1898, as a 9 holes course,
it was later converted to 18 holes
in 1924, by Capt. Jackson and C.K Rhodes
- both did a remarkable job in preserving
its natural beauty and carved out the
cost amongst pine trees. It is the
third oldest golf course in India and
was first surveyed in 1933. Since then,
no major modification been carried
out over it.
The location and setting on this course
are amongst the best found in the country.
With the implementation of the improvement
plans, it could develop into a top
class facility and provide much relief
to both the golfing population and
the tourism industry.
The other general information on the
Golf Course is as follows:
Address: Shillong Golf Club, Polo
Year of foundation: 1898 - 9 Holes,1924
became 18 Holes Course
Altitude: 1,496 metres from the sea
Open: Round the year
No. of holes: 18
Distance Ladies: 5,321
Distance Gentlemen: 5,873