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Royal Thimphu Golf Course

Thimphu, Bhutan
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Ranked #22 of 26 Attractions in Thimphu
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
Description: This is the only golf course in Bhutan and one of the most remote courses on earth.
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New Delhi, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The golf course at Thimpu is by far the most scenic course I have ever played. Surrounded by the Himalayas, the 9 hole course is a delight to play. However, the thick roughs and the bushes as well as the unexpected water bodies are such that you can expect to lose a couple of balls. The most charming was the... More

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Washington DC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is a very rudimentary not-too-challenging golf course ... if you want bragging rights you should play a round here ... otherwise I'd suggest taking a pass.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

The only thing worthy of spending your money here is getting a golf shirt to tell people you played golf in Bhutan. This barely qualifies as a golf course. There is no golf course grass. The greens are like shag carpet. The bunkers are unraked. And for my 9 hole round, caddy, a sleeve of balls, rental clubs and tees... More

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Whistler
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78 reviews 78 reviews
8 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Golf in Bhutan - we had to do it. The course was surprisingly good - rental clubs - they worked, caddies - one was 12!!! If you are a golfer you must play here.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

Lakey, the owner of the travel agency through which I traveled Yetis and Dragons Bhutan Travels saw me swinging my arms around, and offered me a round of golf with her friends on this course. Having played in some nice courses in UK and USA I thought I will smash them down, but to my surprise the course turned out... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2004

Believe it or not, the Royal Thimphu Golf Course was very challenging. It is a par 33 (about 2800 yds) with plenty of challenges. The water hazzards are man made and are strategically placed and effective. The fairways are narrow with punishing rough and the greens are bent grass and put very true. The golf course is set in a... More

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