Gallery1 -The Royal springs golf course is a 7089 yard, Par 72 ,championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones II
Gallery2-Perched at a 5250 feet plus altitude & surrounded by mountains with the Dal lake in the distance this is a very challenging layout
Gallery3- The green at the 5th hole , a 195 yard par 3 is the most dramatic hole with a view of the Dal lake & is one of the toughest holes to play for the first timer
Gallery4- Water bodies ,tough roughs, scenic views , a great clubhouse with all the amenities you would want - expect all of these at the Royal springs ,Srinagar
Gallery5-The first hole in one on the course was on this hole .View of the green at the 16th hole , a 186 yard ,Par 3 .Was carded by none other than the Chief minister of J&K-Dr Farooq Abdullah in April, 2001
Gallery6 -View from the clubhouse of the finishing hole
Gallery7- The sundeck provides great views of the course while you are having your meal
Gallery8- View from behind the 12th green - a very challenging 215 yard ,Par 3 with hazards protecting the green - a par here is as good as a birdie
About this course
The Royal Springs Golf Course is easily one of the most stunning & breathtaking golf courses you would play in India with the Zabarwan hills in the background & the Dal lake around the corner. The course is spread over 300 acres of rolling hills, native deciduous forest, lakes,wilderness with the occasional marsh. Don’t be surprised if you spot the rare Hangul lurking in the thickets.
A wide variety of bird life can be spotted on the course including a large number of kites at the 9th hole & 18th hole as they feast on the fish that thrive in the water bodies adjoining these holes. The course was built out a forest & has huge changes in undulations & scenery making it a pleasure to play on.
The Royal Spring Golf course (RSGC) is located close to the Mughal garden, Chashma Shahi, at the foothills of Zabarvan hills & overlooks the tranquil Dal Lake. The designer of this beautiful course is the globally acclaimed Robert Trent Jones Jr. II. He has designed over 500 golf courses around the world including some of the longest courses in the USA.Clubs are available for hire & buggies are mandatory as at this altitude as it could be foolish to walk the course unless you have been playing high altitude courses. Expect your ball to travel atleast 10% further on this course. The biggest challenge is handling the rough on this course & reading the lines & slopes on the greens. A tip we picked up – if you are putting in the direction of the hills – it is often a uphill putt even if it looks downhill !!! That could save you a few 4 putts ( yes you heard that right – 4 putts are common the first time you play here )
TRIVIA : The course is called the ROYAL SPRINGS because they have 4 actual water springs in the vicinity. These springs were the source of soft sweet water, prized by the Mughal Emperor Jehangir.He built an exquisite walled garden – the Chashma Shahi. The legendary garden overlooks the Golf Course and contains 4 of the ROYAL springs !!
Note : Distance here are in meters. So please convert to yards when you are playing.We have used yards below in the data for easy reference.