The Shillong Golf Course is located about 3 kilometres from the heart of the town and is a huge crowd puller. Popularly known as Golf Links among the locals this was laid in the year 1898 by the British Civil Servants and the English Golfline Buddies. The golf course stands amidst pine groves and rhododendron trees at an altitude of 5,200 ft. above sea level and is one of the highest courses in the country.
Initially laid as a 9-hole course this was converted into a 18 hole course in the year 1924 and it continues to hosts annual tournaments. The Shillong Golf Course boasts of being the second largest natural golf course in Asia and holds annual tournaments where golfers from around the country display their skills. The Shillong Golf Club which stands near the 18th hole of the course is an attraction in itself displaying the best of ‘Assam type architecture’.