Golfing Vacations - Enjoy a game of golf in one of the most beautiful country- India and experience the Golf as a sport in different places in India - from hills to plains.
The exact origin of Golf is not known , though it is assumed that golf had its origin in the medival era in the game of shepherds who used to hit pebbles with their sticks. However golf developed and came into its present form in Scotland. The word Golf derives from the medival Dutch word Kolf or Kolve meaning club. The word underwent a change when the Scots adopted it and the present word came into existence by sixteenth century.
In the nineteenth century India became the first country outside Britain to adopt the game of golf. Established in 1829, the Royal Calcutta Golf Club is today the oldest Golf Club in India. Golf, as a game has developed a lot since the time it was introduced first. The first ever Golf competition for the Asian Games was held in Delhi.
In India, golf courses are located almost in every kind of place- from hills to plains; from deserts to beach resorts. It is as though a trip to the golf courses in India will simultaneously initiate a trip to the most beautiful and diverse places in the country.
Calcutta is one of the metropolitan city of the country that delights its visitors with the variety of sightseeing and entertainment options.The cultural capital of India is also known for the opportunity it offers to the lovers of sports.
Calcutta Golf Club
As already mentioned, the Calcutta golf club is the oldest golf club in the country. In the year 1892 the first Amateur Golf Championship of India was held at the Royal Golf Club.However,the tag of Royal was itself attached to the club after the visit of King GeorgeV and Queen Mary in 1911. The best time to play in this 18 holes course is from October to March.
Royal Calcutta Golf Club
Address: 18 Golf Club Road
Gulmarg is a beautiful valley best known for its breathtakingly beautiful natural surroundings(Gulmarg means meadow of flowers) and winter sports. Enchanting as it is, it attracts thousands of visitors.
Gulmarg Golf Course
Located at an altitude of 3730 m, the Gulmarg Golf Course is the highest golf course in the world. This Golf Course is one of the most beautiful place that allows the golfer to play for relatively long hours because of the cool climate of the region. However it is open only during April to November , the rest of the year it is covered under snow. For tourists temporary membership is available. The golf club which was built by the Britisher after the Royal Golf Club is huge source of attraction for tourist visiting Kashmir.
New Delhi, the capital of India is a metrpolitan city that attracts tourists from worldwide all through the year. Options are available for tourists with varied interests; from visiting historical monuments to art galleries and museum; from shopping for tradional goods to modern goods- Delhi has everything.
Golf Clubs in Delhi
Delhi is not a disappointment for golf lovers as well. There are atleast 15 golf courses in Delhi, the most prominent being the two Delhi Golf Courses in the Delhi Golf club. Built in 1931 and revamped in 1977, it is one of the busiest golf courses in the world. The two golf courses of the DGC have 9 and 18 holes respectively. The Delhi Golf club was the host for the very first golf competition at the Asian games held in 1982. The club provides facilities of cart, swimming, bar, catering, health pubs. However non-members and foreign tourists donot enjoy all facilities.
Delhi Golf Club
Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg,
New Delhi 110003
Chennai, the capital of the southern state of India, Tamil Nadu is an amalgamation of tradional and modern culture. Highly attractive from tourism point of view, the city offers its visitors a long relaxing walk on the famous Marina beach, numerous temples, museums and art galleries to see.
Golf club in Chennai
The Gymkhana Golf club in Guindy in Chennai was founded in 1886. The 18 hole golf course is situated in the Guindy race course therefore playing there becomes little more difficult and interesting. A little experience is required to play there.The lush green fairways are well maintained and offer an exciting opportunity for golfers.
Madras Gymkhana Club Golf Course
Agra is a place that needs no introduction. House to one of the wonders of the world- the Taj Mahal, Agra is the first choice of any visitor coming to India
Agra Golf Club
Agra Golf club offers just what the tourist would love- a game in a course that is just a little distance away from the Taj. It is an unspeakable experience for the lovers of the beautiful white marble monument of love as well as an afficionado of Golf.
Agra Golf Club
Agra , India.
The Pink city of Jaipur is not only a city of historical monuments, rather it is a colourful city that offers its visitors a variety of options. The handicrafts, jewellery,painting and textiles of the city are also popular among the tourists.
Jaipur Golf Club
The city of Jaipur is known for its royal heritage and Golf is also known for its royal connection. The Jaipur Golf Club adds to the attraction of this beautiful city. The golf course has eighteen holes and the greens are lush and well maintained. The lower course can pose bit of a challenge because of its rough and undulating landscape.
Jaipur Golf Club
Since long Chandigarh has been considered a quiet city which is far from the vibrancy of the city life. However oflate, the city has emerged as a major tourist attraction with its market places full of shopping malls and nightclubs.
Chandigarh Golf Club
Chandigarh is also an attraction for Golf lovers as the golf club in the city is well maintained and lush green. The golf club has an eighteen hole golf course and visitors can obtain temporary/casual membership of the golf club.
Chandigarh Golf Club
The capital of the northeastern state of Meghalaya, Shillong is one of the most enchanting place to visit. A hill station, Meghalay has a beauty that leaves its spectator spellbound.Apart from the exotic flora and fauna, Shillong has numerous options for entertainment.
Shillong Golf Club
The original golf club in Shillong had a nine hole golf course, and it was only in 1924 that a golf course with 18 holes was inaugrated. Due to its undulating terrain, playing golf in the golf club of Shillong is undoubtedly challenging. Adding to the difficulties are the out of bound streams, rains and trees. However golfers still love to play golf in this golf club.
Shillong Golf Club
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