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  • Writer's pictureAhsan Jamil

The Ascent

“Beauty surrounds us, but usually, we need to be walking in a garden to know it.”


Nestled amidst the tranquil embrace of the Margalla Hills, the Margalla Greens Golf & Country Club in Islamabad stands as a testament to nature's magnificence and man's aspiration to harmonize with it. This verdant sanctuary is not merely a golf course; it is a symphony of green, a tapestry woven from the threads of rolling fairways, ancient trees, and whispering winds. Here, every blade of grass seems to sing a song of serenity, and every stroke of the club is a dance with the earth's heartbeat.

The journey to Margalla Greens is akin to a pilgrimage, a soulful quest to a place where time itself appears to slow, allowing one to savor each moment. As one approaches, the sight of the Margalla Hills rising majestically against the azure sky is a sight to behold. These ancient sentinels, clad in a green mantle, seem to guard the secrets of the land, their presence both humbling and inspiring.

Stepping onto the course, one is immediately struck by the meticulous care with which nature and human hands have collaborated. The fairways, like emerald rivers, flow gracefully through the landscape, leading golfers on a journey of discovery. Each hole is a chapter in a story, with its unique challenges and vistas, inviting players to engage not only their skills but also their senses. The greens, soft and inviting, are canvases waiting for the brushstrokes of the players' ambitions.

The trees, those silent witnesses to countless rounds of golf, stand tall and proud, their leaves rustling in applause with every swing. These sentinels of nature offer both shade and challenge, their branches framing the sky like the arches of a cathedral. The flowers, in their myriad hues, add splashes of color, turning the course into a living, breathing painting that changes with the seasons.

As the sun traverses the sky, casting its golden glow over the landscape, Margalla Greens transforms. The morning dew glistens like a million diamonds, each drop a tiny mirror reflecting the promise of the day. The afternoon light casts long shadows, creating a play of light and dark that is both dramatic and soothing. And as dusk approaches, the course is bathed in a soft, amber glow, a gentle reminder of the day's end and the promise of another dawn.

The club itself is a haven of comfort and elegance, where the warmth of hospitality blends seamlessly with the cool, refreshing ambiance. The clubhouse, with its panoramic views of the course and the hills beyond, is a place to reflect, to celebrate, and to dream. Here, stories of great games and near misses are shared over cups of tea and glasses of refreshing drinks, the camaraderie of the sport as palpable as the gentle breeze that wafts through.

Margalla Greens Golf & Country Club is more than a destination; it is an experience, a retreat into a world where nature and sport coexist in perfect harmony. It is a place where the soul finds solace, where the spirit soars, and where the heart beats in time with the rhythm of the land. It is a sanctuary, a poem written in green, where every visit is a stanza, and every memory a verse.

In the heart of Islamabad, where the city’s pulse meets nature's embrace, Margalla Greens stands as a tribute to the beauty of the earth and the joy of the game. Here, amidst the whispering winds and the rustling leaves, one finds not just a golf course, but a symphony of nature, a timeless masterpiece that sings of serenity, beauty, and grace.

“Climbing to the 7th green at Margalla Greens feels like venturing to another realm.”

Ahsan Jamil


Ahsan Jamil 

Golfer, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Author, Poet, Wanderer, YouTuber. Conservationist. 


YouTube: Morning with Golf

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