Pahalgam has a nine hole golf course at 2400 meters above the sea level. The course is a an expanse of relatively large plain area in a relatively narrow valley. The locals would refer to this Golf course simply as the 'plateau'.
There is a golf club on one side of the plateau. Light refreshments, as well equipment and golf caddies could be rented out from there. The flat hill gradually rises up to corn fields, finally into a hill. Portions of the plateau have been occupied by the military in the days of insurgency, leaving it out of bound of normal tourists.
A big resort was staring to come up just the years before militancy set in, which has since been in limbo. The plateau really rises just before the confluence of the two rivers from?Aru and Sheshnag. Consequently, a short hike down on the two sides descends into the roads, further on quickly into the rivers.
Mine-golf could also be played at the Pahalgam Club on hourly basis. The equipement could be rented from the club.
In 2003, a few rides have been set up by J and K tourism at the Pahalgam Club to provide an additional facility for Pahalgam Club (see the picture above). Pahalgam attracts more than two lakh tourists during the three-month Amarnath yatra period alone. The resort also attracts local and non-local tourists in great numbers during summer months. Hence there was a need to create dispersal effect for the tourists and also provide some quality engagement to children. For this reason, in 2004, six rides have been installed spread over an area of less than half an acre adjacent to the existing Pahalgam Club. The remaining area of the premises has been landscaped with local flora, which enhances the serene surroundings of Pahalgam. This is a part of the major eco-heritage projects undertaken at Pahalgam with a view to restore its pristine glory.