Mar 27, 2009
A news clip from 'News Agency of Kashmir' had me ticked. The minister of tourism and culture in Jammu and Kashmir - Nawang Rigizn Jora - seems to think that Leh is ideal place for creating a Golf Course. An assessment is likely to happen for creation of a Golf course sooner or later(see story - http://naknews.co.in/newsdet.aspx?q=19910). I was slightly disturbed at the idea, since creating a green landscape is not an easy job, and require massive amounts of water that is a scarcity in Leh.
But trying to probe further and researching on the possibility, I found out that a Golf course is already functional at Leh. But the course is not a green carpet as we normally visualize it, but a dry patch of flat land(see picture - http://www.treknature.com/gallery/photo177553.htm).
I guess another such golf course in Leh would not do much harm. But I wonder how charming would it be to play at Leh, where the sun burns strong and shade is hard to find.
Comments for Blog Post:
Golf Course At Leh?
By Gima| Posted on:30 Mar 2009
Sun and shade are always problems during golf, no? The rolling greens are hardly shady. But this is like extreme golf - no water, no shade, piercing sun, golfing at the world's highest plateau (kinda).