Golfing in India – India Golf Tour
India’s golf historyHaving been the first country outside Great Britain to take up golf, India prides itself to have a rich history in golf. The eighteenth century saw the beginning of a new era that saw many new golf clubs being built and up until this day Indians have kept their love for golf close to their hearts. When you are ready to visit India for a spot of golf use this India golf tour guide as a basis to help you plan your trip.
Golfing in India
Golf is a very popular sport in all of India and the game is easily accessible everywhere you go in the country. Whether you are visiting one of the bustling cities mentioned below and in some god forsaken village high in the Himalayas, you will find ready-willing golfers who are only too happy to join you in a game.
Golfing in India offers you a perfect combination of touring the country while exploring some of the country’s best golf courses. Whether you are toying with the idea to visit India for a round or two of golf or combine this wish with an all inclusive vacation trip to enjoy both, you can rest assured that you will be engulfed and delighted by the sheer experience. Below are the cities that are to be visited as a part of the Golf India Tour :
Delhi golf club is an 18 hole golf course and have 72 PAR. The course enlarges to over an area of 6972 yards. This golf course was planned by Peter Thompson in the year 1977. The ground has also played host to the Asian Games in 1982. It is also consider as one of the busiest Golf Courses in India. While in Delhi one can also enjoy sightseeing tours after a busy schedule of golfing at the Delhi Golf course.
Jaipur has only one recognized golf club – Rambagh Golf Club which is located just adjacent to the hotel Rambagh Palace and it is a part of the Rambagh Palace Hotel. It has 18 holes and 72 Par.
A good starting point for your trip is Mumbai. The bustling city offers an exotic inside view into the “heart of India”, giving you a great start to warm up to the local customs. Mumbai’s most famous golf course is the Mumbai Presidency Golf Course. Situated at Chembur, this international 18-hole golf course was redesigned by golfing legend Peter Thompson.
Considered a challenging course, Presidency offers tight and narrow fairways with ever changing sea breezes. Unless you have some level of experience as a player you might find the course at Presidency a little too challenging.
If you favor old world charm then the Chennai Gymkhana Golf Club might be the perfect place to swing your irons. Situated within a race course, this club was founded in 1886. Since the fairways are bound by the race track itself it makes for an interesting and challenging game. Some gradients are close to 30 degrees while carefully placed bunkers require your utmost concentration.
Once you have mastered the course while not head into town to soak up the old world charm of by-gone days. You can indulge into your love for Indian history while browsing the local museums. You will find many medieval pieces of art displayed.
The Royal Calcutta Golf is the oldest course in India and the first ever golf club to be built outside of Britain. The relatively flat course was built on pre-existing paddy fields making for a leisurely day out. Despite this first impression, strategically placed water hazards will challenge your game to a level that requires your consistent attention.
Kolkata, also known as Calcutta is India’s largest city with over ten million of residents of which many live on the street due to extreme poverty. The city is a bustling mess of people, traffic and stalls that feature all kinds of wares from vendors.
India’s second oldest golf course is situated in Bangalore. Founded in 1876, players can enjoy the special climate of this city 3250 feet above sea level. Everything is within easy walking distance allowing you to enjoy a lovely game of golf in the morning followed by a relaxed afternoon among colonial grandeur. The Bangalore golf Course is also an 18 hole Golf Course and an wonderful place to practice hand over such an expensive and classy game. The last destination that is to be visited in Golf India is Mumbai
Chandigarh Golf Course was established in the year 1960. in the beginning, this was a 9 hole Golf Course but later in the year 1966, the number of holes were increased to 12 as the then Governor allotted a part of property from his official residence to the Golf Club. Finally in the year 1983, the same Golf course was enlarged over an area of 132 acres and was made into an 18 hole Golf Course.
Shimla, as the summer capital of the British Time, is the home to the most beautiful golf Course in India. Naldehra, a spot at a distance of 23 kilometers from the city, is where the Shimla Golf course is situated. This Golf Course is a 9 hole Golf Course and has 68 PAR.
Ooty Golf Course is situated at an altitude of 7600 feet and has 18 hole.