Uttarakhand has always lured people with its lush green surroundings and vast Himalayan range. The mountains and rivers of Uttarakhand have offered some very tough challenges to the adventure freaks. But there is more than adventure sports to the state, which is more subtle and gentle. Golf, one of the most favoured pastimes of men, globally, has a very strong presence in Uttarakhand. For a Golf lover, Uttarakhand is a paradise.
The Raj Bhawan Golf Course in Nainital has been in use since 1926. Sir Malcolm Halley, the then governor of United Province, found the place suitable for Golf and the golf course was designed and constructed by the British Army engineers. Spread over an area of 50 acres, and set on an altitude of 1932 metres, the ground is a masterpiece, covered by soft grass and surrounded by fruit orchards. The 18 hole golf course is amongst the finest in India.