This delightful nine-hole Royal Thimpu Golf Course is 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. It's not cheap, but how often do you get to tee off in sight of a Bhutanese dzong and have to dodge chorten hazards?
The Royal Thimphu Golf Club is also the only golf course in Bhutan that’s open to the public. Ironic, perhaps, when you discover that just down the hill is Trashi Chhoe Dzong, which quadruples as a monastery, a capitol, a fortress and the residence of his majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk.
As it is located in the high-altitude area, the 9-hole course can offer you the same experience of 18-hole course. The ball can be hit further than in lower places.
If you want to experience the unique Bhutan Golf, then the Royal Thimphu Golf Course will be your ideal choice.