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Indian summer is a perfect opportunity to discover golfing options in the Himalayas. We take you to Pahalgam in this issue of our newsletter, which is one of premier hill stations in India. This world famous panoramic hill station in state of Jammu & Kashmir still maintains its pristine characteristics unspoiled by modern progress.

The best offering here is a picturesque yet challenging, Pahalgam Golf Course, which at an altitude of over 7250 feet. Designed by Ranjit Nanda, this 18-hole golf course has every characteristic that is required for a spectacular golfing experience.

Internationally, we travel to Lisbon- another year round golf destination picked especially for our discerning golf enthusiasts. The cosmopolitan Lisbon city makes a perfect base to explore many of Portugal's gems, but only after experiencing the 27-hole Penha Longa Resort, which is ranked among the top 30 courses in Continental Europe.

We look forward to welcome our guest’s to Pahalgam and an unforgettable Lisbon city to relish most memorable golfing experience.

Most Warmly

Team PASH India

Once home to the world's greatest explorers like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator; Lisbon is truly an unforgettable city. This city of the oceans is built on a series of hills with scenic vistas and is truly soulful, captivating and picturesque.

It is the closest European capital to the United States and just around a 2-hour flight from all the other major European cities. The cosmopolitan Lisbon city makes a perfect base to explore many of Portugal's most outstanding towns and villages, from Evora to Obidos. It is a compact and intimate city with a lively cafe culture and a nightlife that is one of the most vibrant in Europe.

The city has everything that a traveller needs- surroundings that offer an incredible variety of tourist attractions that include fairytale palaces, world-class golf facilities, biggest casinos, and dolphin-watching sites and many more. However, there are some essential sites that simply cannot be missed like the historic Alfama and Castelo districts, with one of the most fabulous views over the city.

Lisbon is an unforgettable city, especially for a golf lover. The 27-hole Penha Longa Resort ranked among the top 30 courses in Continental Europe, is the venue that creates unforgettable memories for golf enthusiasts from world over.
With its bold drives, courageous approaches and artful greens, it is both an adrenalin rush and a soothing gateway to Portugal's most inspiring landscapes. Exciting at every turn, this championship challenge and host to the Portuguese Open, is a master of variety and thrills designed by the famed Robert Trent Jones junior.

To help its guests choose the best of golf experience, the Penha Longa Golf course has exciting packages tailor made to meet the needs of an amateur as well as an expert golfer. The amateur golfers can happily opt for the custom made birdie golf package that can be customised according to the needs of the player.
Pahalgam is one of the finest hill stations in India. This pristine and panoramic destination in state of Jammu & Kashmir originally was a shepherds' village and has successfully preserved its nomadic characteristics unspoiled by modern progress.

It is located on the banks of river Lidder at an altitude of 7200 ft. above sea level. The hill station is easily accessible and less than 100 km from Srinagar is located in Anantnag district. There are many places of interest in and around Pahalgam- the most beautiful of these is the huge, undulating meadow of Baisaran, surrounded by thickly wooded forests of pine.

Approximately 12 km from Pahalgam lies Aru, a picturesque meadow and base point for trekking to Kolhai glacier, Katar Nag, Lidder Watt, Trasar and Marsar lakes. Other than golfing, trekking, fishing and shopping; tourists also can visit a Shiva temple in village Mamal, generally considered to be Kashmir's oldest existing temple, dating to the 5th century.

A picturesque yet challenging, Pahalgam Golf Course at an altitude of over 7250 ft. is a must play course for all passionate golfers. Set in the beautiful town of Pahalgam in Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir, it is surrounded by

mountains with snow-capped peaks that forms a picturesque backdrop to the course and makes the ball glide faster.

The iconic course has been designed by Ranjit Nanda and it truly is a labour of love. The passion with which the course has been created is evident on every golfer who plays a game here. The course is long, has changes in elevation that make for a dramatic game with bunkers of all sizes and shapes to test the best of golfing skills, strategy and patience.

To play all 18 holes and to enjoy the sublime atmosphere as well as the pure and re-vitalising air is nothing less than attaining true golfing nirvana. Along with golfing, it is highly recommended that visitors go for trekking and indulge in shopping for indigenous wares.

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Pahalgam, Kashmir India
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Pahalgam Golf Club
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Gleneagles named
‘Best Golf Resort in the World’ for third year

The Gleneagles Hotel was this week named ‘Best Golf Resort in the World’ for the third year running at The 2014 UltraTravel 100 Awards.

The prestigious awards were voted for by UltraTravel readers, with other shortlisted properties including La Manga Club in Spain; PebbleBeach in the US; St Andrews; and Sandy Lane in Barbados.

The award comes as the Perthshire resort prepares to host the 40th Ryder Cup Matches from 26-28 September 2014, and celebrate its 90th anniversary on 6 June.

Bernard Murphy, Gleneagles’ General Manager, commented on the win: “It’s a tremendous honour to have been voted the world’s best golfing resort, and I’m very grateful to all those who voted for Gleneagles, and the staff whose hard work made this achievement possible. It’s a boon for Gleneagles, but also for Scottish golf tourism in general. We will continue to strive for excellence in all we do throughout this very exciting year, as we prepare to welcome golf’s greatest players in September for The Ryder Cup.”

Gleneagles is home to three award-winning courses – The King’s, The Queen's and The PGA Centenary course – as well as Scotland’s PGA National Academy for golf tuition. The resort's first golf courses, designed by James Braid, opened in 1919, five years before the hotel opened in 1924.

Golf Humor
There's no game like golf: You go out with three friends, play eighteen holes, and return with three enemies.

Golf Tip
Part I: Before You Swing
Lesson #6: Don't Toe The Line

I can't tell you how many times I've seen players - both pros and amateurs - check their alignment by setting a club along the line that connects their toes. In my view, that's a mistake.

The reason is that most players tend to flare open one or both of their feet. Most common is the flared left foot, which brings the left toe back four or five centimeters from the target line. The result is that, if you lay a club down from toe to toe, that line will point well left of target, and will not reflect your actual alignment. Your hips, knees, and shoulders may be perfectly square, but the flared toe line will make you look open.

A more precise way to check alignment is to lay the club along your heel line. As your toes flare, your heels remain on line, so the line that connects your heels will accurately reflect the actual alignment of your feet.

The India adventure was truly outstanding. We must admit India challenged us on many levels and often, we were taken out of our comfort zone. Our senses were ignited on every level. With that being said, it was a wonderful experience that rewarded us with new perspectives on our lives and the lives of others on the planet. We have incredible memories that we will cherish forever.

Thank you Allan and Terri and Arif for making this a superb trip and for all your many months of behind the scenes planning.

Gary and Donna

Tourism Cup for SAARC Nations - Kashmir
Location: Kashmir, India
Tour Duration: 07Days/ 06Nights/ 4 Round of Golf

Package Cost: INR 39406/-
per person
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