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Naldehra Golf Club, near Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)


Holes – 18 – with several common fairways

Length – 4285 yards

Par – 68

Altitude - 2,200 meters

Best season – April to October

Facilities – Caddies available, Golf sets can be hired

Green Fees – Rs. 250 for Indian nationals, Rs. 500 for others

Only 22 kms away from Shimla, Naldehra was chosen as the site for a nine-hole course by Lord Curzon,Viceroy of India, in 1905. So enamoured was he of the place, he named his third daughter ‘Alexandra Naldera Curzon’ (born 2004).

Surrounded by Himalaya and dense Himalayan cedar, it is one of the oldest and yet another picturesque golf courses in India. It is now an 18-hole course – with an ancient temple by one of the greens. The sloping glade makes it a challenging course.

The 5th (Par 3 & 151 yards) and the 9th (Par 4) are the signature holes and also the most difficult to play. Tee shots on both these holes are across the road over tall pine trees.

Himachal Tourism looks after the maintenance and general upkeep of the course.



















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