I recommend everybody who has not had the opportunity of going to the northern areas this year due to time and work restraints to visit Green Fields Country Club and have the same amount of fun near your home and city.
by Fraaz Mahmud Kasuri
Being unable to plan a visit to the northern areas of Pakistan this year, I was actually pressurized at home to spare some leisure time for the family. An overburdened yet yes-boss fellow like me could not resist the demand anymore but the load of work was also a reality – a harsh reality. After some negotiations, I got my wife convinced to spend a day out somewhere near Lahore so that my work routine might not get hurt. That was all okay but I got a list of luxuries and activities too that a place must have to spend a full day there. It included everything from food to accommodation and from swimming to horse riding. Wondering how I could find such place near Lahore, I asked for some suggestions on facebook and other social media forums; Green Fields Country Club was recommended by most of my acquaintances. I visited its website www.gfcc.pk and wondered to see that all my required facilities were available.
It took us no time to decide the place and we planned the coming weekend at Green Fields Country Club. I booked a room for the Friday night there and reserved the whole next day. On the day of the booking, from my home in Statelife Housing Society, Lahore, it took me almost two hours to reach the place. On the gate, I was received by the in-charge security and one of the security guards escorted me to the reception. General Manager Mr Nadeem welcomed us there and took us to the reserved room on the first floor. It was an aesthetically designed room giving a magnificent view of the lush green club. After settling down, we were served with a scrumptious dinner following by a wonderful mixed tea.
Next day, we got up a bit early and had a walk in the beautiful parks of the club picking and relishing ripe jambolan and mangoes from the treas. After reaching back in the room, we were informed that the breakfast was ready in the dining hall downstairs. After having a delicious breakfast, we took our twin kids Raas and Raaj for indoor games where they enjoyed different playful activities.
After that, we went to the main attraction of the trip; swimming pool. We selected a corner of the pool near the Tuck Shop and enjoyed almost for three hours there in the Jacuzzi. It was very pleasant and satisfying to see that fresh water was continuously flowing into the pool. Around 4pm, we were served with a wonderful lunch including tasty Afghani Pulao, finger licking Mutton Qorma, and yummy kheer. All was great in taste and flavor.
After the lunch, we were told that a tractor train was waiting outside for taking us to a complete tour of the club. The tractor train took us to the lake first and then horse riding club where we enjoyed boating and horse riding respectively. On the sidelines of the track, we enjoyed beautiful birds too.
It was 5:30pm when we reached back our room and it was the time to move back. When we came downstairs, a wonderful hi-tea was waiting for us in the dining hall; that was just amazing.
We left the club at 6:15pm and reached back home around 8:30pm. It was a wonderful day-out away from the hustle and bustle of the city and work life. I recommend everybody who has not had the opportunity of going to the northern areas this year due to time and work restraints to visit Green Fields Country Club and have the same amount of fun near your home and city.