Golf Course Overview

Ranked 21 of 43 sightseeing in Shillong

Golf Course of Shillong, is one of the oldest golf courses in the country, commissioned during British regime. The course was laid down by the British Civil Service Officers at a location known as 'Laban' in the year 1898. Initially started as a 9-hole course, it was transformed to 18-holes in 1924. Also known as 'Gleneagle of the East', it stands amidst pine groves and rhododendron trees at an altitude of 5,200 ft. above sea level.

The replica of the Old Links at St. Andrews, situated in the backdrop of snow-covered Himalayan ranges, hosts tournaments in the months of October to December. Golf Course in the city is among the most challenging courses in the country sprawling over an area of 5,873 yards, with a longest hole distance of 594 yards.

Due to out-of-bounds streams crossing the paths all around the course, the course pose a challenge, even for the seasoned golfers.

 

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Very beautiful and finest one indeed, Must visit

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11th May 18

An amazing place to visit

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19th May 18

Clean & beautiful place

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Rikukoch
19th May 18

Excellent

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Saurav Mantra
12th May 18

Feel The Aura In Golf Course

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Aiban Lyngdoh
12th May 18

Feeling relive

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What travellers are saying about Golf Course

Experience scale
  • Very Good 8
  • Good 4
  • Excellent 4
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM -6:00 PM
Saturday:
8:00 AM -6:00 PM
Sunday:
8:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
8:00 AM -6:00 PM
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Famous for:
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Entry:
free
Not Allowed:
Pets
99% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Nitin Pethkar

Nitin Pethkar5.0/5

90 reviews

Free to roam the far extent of the greens

Walk 15 minutes northeast of Lake to visit the rolling meadows of Shillong Golf Course, bordered by pine trees and fronted by a pretty clubhouse. You're free to roam the far extent of the greens (a public road runs along the course's edges), but be look out for projectiles flying your way

Ankit Saraf

Ankit Saraf4.6/5

16 reviews

Excellent Hangout Place

This is the place Shillong relaxes on weekends and Sunday. The golf course is huge and one must visit the place in their maiden visit to Shillong. There is something for everyone- the kids would enjoy themselves. We city people crave for such open public spaces for ourselves and our kids. Do visit the place to just sit and relax and appreciate the bounty beauty that nature is.

Thulaseedharan Achary

Thulaseedharan Achary4.3/5

191 reviews

A good ground for playing

Golf course in Guwahati is a best spot for players. It is 3 kms away from bus stand and on the side of public road. Enough space is there for playing The location is well maintained & every time practicing is going on.

Swapan bhattacharyya

Swapan bhattacharyya4.3/5

9 reviews

Green land full of oxygen under blue sky

Nice to visit the golf course. You can sit or walk as you like in the green field to enjoy with family. The blue sky at your head up to surroundings seems to protect you by blowing pure oxygen. The road is passing through the golf course dividing the total area.

C.s. manish Dasgupta

C.s. manish Dasgupta4.3/5

100 reviews

Beautiful Golf Course

It is on the way to the Shillong-Peak hence you can drop by and relax for 10-15 mins. There is no entry fees and you can have a look at the landscaped garden and if required have some food. Do take caps/umbrella if you feel irritated by the sunlight.

Basab Chakrabarty

Basab Chakrabarty3.6/5

14 reviews

Picturesque venue

We visited Shillong in February, and the Golf Course is the first spot you visit if you take the whole day tour of Cherrapunjee, starting from Shillong. It is a very picturesque place, however, to our disappointment, we could not get to see any golfing action.

Anirban Das

Anirban Das4.3/5

25 reviews

Take beautiful pictures

It is the largest golf course in Asia. There is very nice view. You can take pictures there too. There you can test a lot of local tasty food.

Subhadeep Basu

Subhadeep Basu2.9/5

4 reviews

Golf Course.

The facilities are superb. This is a fabulous course. I really love it.

Donarun Das

Donarun Das3.6/5

208 reviews

A Stroll on the Golf Course

A walk in the golf course is absolutely amazing, especially after a nice splash of rain. Try and talk with the staff there for a free golf ball (not the ones in the counter, but the ones roaming about)

Ismat hussain Choudhury

Ismat hussain Choudhury4.3/5

21 reviews

First 18 hole golf course in India!

It is just 10 minutes away from polo bazaar by cab. This golf course is known as the first 18 hole golf course in India. The course attracts not only the players but also the tourists. The golf course is surrounded by pine trees, a must visit when you visit Shillong.

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