For sporting fans in Assam, the most common events and activities typically centre around cricket and football. There are also an array of traditional sports for locals to dive into, including Rosi Tona rope pulling and Nau Khel boat racing.
Those looking to try their hand at golf will have a harder time finding the right location. For most golf fans, travelling to attend a live match or even heading to the local golf course can be a major effort. With most major tournaments available to watch online or via cable subscription, golf fans can still stay close to their favourite professionals.
Today, most major sportsbooks also provide golf betting odds, which means fans can also wager on tournament outcomes or individual player performances. With a large cast of talented pros, predicting each player’s readiness is one of the most exciting parts of the sport.
From a distance, the sport looks relaxing and even easy for stars like Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson. But for those looking to jump in themselves, the learning curve can take time to scale. Let’s take a look at two of the best local golf courses for those eager to get out on the greens.
Kaziranga Golf Resort
The best golf courses include stunning greens, which the Kaziranga region is known for. The course, academy, and accommodations are nestled in a lush 150-acre site. Their 18-hole, par 71 course offers challenges for seasoned players, as well as greens perfect for beginners.
The surrounding tea gardens and natural splendour can’t be beaten. Those looking to acquire golfing equipment can also do so at the Kaziranga Golf Resort, which includes a vast pro shop. The location is perfect for locals looking to perfect their game, as well as travellers passing through the region and looking for a unique sporting opportunity.
Tingri Golf Club
Located in Tinsukia, the Tingri Golf Club isn’t quite as frequented as the popular Kaziranga Golf Resort. Though the golf club doesn’t offer resort-style amenities like accommodations and academies, the peaceful greens and 9-hole course are perfect for newcomers looking to learn the ropes—and it doesn’t come with the hefty price tag.
Tingri is still a private club, which means that they offer a driving range, putting green, caddies, golf cart rentals, and restaurants that are common worldwide. The parkland and woodland settings also make for a perfect day spent out on the greens, enjoying the local flora.