Published Date :24 Aug, 2022
The tournament is the world's highest Golf course in Nepal!!
Nepal will soon be playing host to a golf tournament being held on the world's highest golf course- Mustang Golf Course.
The golf course is located at a whopping 4635 meters (15,239.5 feet) altitude in Lomanthang, Mustang district, which lies on Nepal -the Tibet China border.
The golf competition aptly titled "Top of the World Golf Challenge" tournament will be held on August 11th at Mustang Golf Course under the joint initiative of Lomanthang Youth Club and Lomanthang Rural Municipality.
24 men and 4 women top amateur and pro golfers from Kathmandu and Pokhara will participate in the tournament which will be played over 9 holes on a three-by-four Stableford format.
For the first time, the organizers said that the quality of the course will be identified by conducting competition and modifying it as per the need. Efforts are also being made to make the course of 18 holes.
This golf course was built on the initiative of Indradhara Bista, a Member of the State Assembly of Gandaki. It was built with the investment of 10 lakhs from the MP Development Fund, Lomanthang Rural Municipality, and Mustang MP Bista.
Member of the State Assembly Bista informed that the purpose of organizing the competition is to give recognition and support for Nepal's sports tourism in the future. Now we cannot develop by playing with water. My theme is that you should win a medal by playing in the snow,'' said Bista.
President of Nepal Golf Association Tasi Ghale said that the government and the World Golf Federation will take initiative to identify the highest golf course. "This will help in the development of golf. Apart from that, it will also be effective from a tourist point of view. Foreign golfers also have to reach Lomanthang once," Ghale said in a press conference held on Monday.