Golf activities in Thimphu
The Royal Thimphu Golf Club has a delightful nine-hole course beautifully situated above Trashi Chhoe Dzong. Resident Indian Brigadier General TV Jaganathan got permission from King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck to construct a few holes in the late 1960s, and the course was formally inaugurated in 1971. How often do you get to tee off in sight of a Bhutanese dzong and have to dodge chorten hazards?
Schoolboy caddies are available for Nu 200 to Nu 300. You don't need to make an appointment to play, but you may have to wait to tee off on weekends. The clubhouse canteen (closed Monday) has decent food and fine views of the greens.