Starting on July 5, a golf tournament will be held by the Jammu and Kashmir Department of Tourism in an effort to increase the number of golfers in the valley and grow golf tourism. There will be 88 golfers in all competing in the Kashmir competition, some of whom are from the south of India. The Addicts Golfing Society, one of the oldest golf clubs in India, includes players from the southern Indian states. The competition is being staged to advertise Kashmir’s golfing scene.
Srinagar, Pahalgam, and Gulmarg are the three locations in Kashmir with golf courses of an international calibre. The Lidder Valley Golf Course in Pahalgam and the Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar will host the golf event that the tourism agency is organising.
The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir should become the golfing capital of India, according to Sarmad Hafeez, secretary of the tourism department. According to Greater Kashmir, Hafeez believes the UT has enormous potential and stated that the department is working hard to realise its goal.
The department hopes to host bigger and better golf events in the future, and the golf tournament will set the stage and clear the way for those events. The department anticipates drawing both domestic and foreign golf fans with the growth of golf tourism.
Golfers who travel to Kashmir may expect a top-notch experience while playing the game. Since June last year, there has been an increase in the immigration. According to The New Indian Express, another factor contributing to the rise in golfers is the lower cost of playing the sport in India than it is in other states, such Delhi, where one round costs Rs 5000.