Framed by the towering the Annapurna range, cattle and buffalo roam freely providing most of the grass mowing.
The course wanders through aerial cliff drops of hundreds of feet down to the signature island hole within the either tranquil or raging Bijayapur river, full of exposed boulders washed down over centuries from the towering mountains above.
Play on the 1st and 2nd holes at the HGC Pokhara’s inaugural course is fairly straightforward as these par 4’s are laid out on relatively level ground on each side of the clubhouse.
Your baptism to the truly unique character of this course comes when you step up to the 3rd tee to be confronted with a flawless panorama which encompasses the magnificent Fishtail and Annapurna mountain range. Below your elevated tee you see and hear the meandering Bijayapur Himalayan river some 300 feet below, sheer canyon walls dotted with eagle’s nests, waterfalls which burst into life during the monsoon and a barely perceptible flag. Some 300 yards distant and 90 feet below, this small triangular piece of fabric marks the place where your ball should end up after only four strokes.
Via Himalayan GC
Erik Anders Lang visited the course in season two of Adventures in Golf