Golf Courses of India

AGRA
Agra Golf Club
Holes: 9
Play golf with the Taj Mahal as your background. Tall trees border the course.

BANGALORE
Bangalore Golf Club
Address: No. 2, Sankey Road, High Grounds, Bangalore 560 001
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6703/5414
Par: 71
Second oldest course in India founded in 1876. Fairways are dry and sandy but greens are lush and well-manicured. A large number of flowering trees such as palm eucalyptus and colorful gulmohar. Compact course with some rocky parts in the fairways.

Karnataka Golf Association
Address: No. 1, Golf Avenue, Kodihalli POBox 817, Bangalore, Karnataka 560 008 India
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Telephone: 080 5298845
Email Address: golf@bgl.vsnl.net.in
Web Site: www.golfindia.com/kga/">
A Peter Thompson designed 18 hole Championship course with a 30,000 sq.ft. Club House. Tournaments Held: Wills Southern Open, KGA Open Amateur Golf Championships, All India Ladies Amateur Golf Championship. Private.

Eagleton - The Golf Resort
Address: 29th Km, Bangalore Mysore Highway, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6668/6062/5872
Par: 72
Telephone: 91-80-6764403
Email Address: eagleton@giasbg01.vsnl.net.in
Web Site: www.eagletonindia.com
Designed by Pacific Coast Designs Australia. A great design with modern drainage and irrigation systems. A well planned facility. Rated as the best course in India by Golf line. Spread over 168 acres, it is a treat playing on the course. It's extra large clubhouse has all the facilities & recreational activities for the golfers family. The deluxe suites are beautiful and very affordable. It's like living in Switzerland.

BARODA
The Gaekwad Baroda Golf Club
Address: The Lukshmi Villas Estate, Baroda, Gujarat, 390001, India
Holes: 12
Yardage: 3898
Telephone: 431516/427166
Email Address: gbgc@wilnetonline.net
Private.

BELGAUM
Infantry Institute Golf Club
Address: Camp (Cantonment), Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6000+
Telephone: 831 434288

BOMBAY
Bombay Presidency Golf Club
Address: Dr. Choitram Gidwani Road, Chembur, Bombay 400 074
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6223/5463
Par: 70/72
First built in 1827 then re-designed by Peter Thompson with the Indian Ocean winds in mind. Excellent greens, tight fairways and an unusual hazard at the 16th hole, an elephant pit. It is not a difficult course; not to narrow, not too long and yet not an easy course to break par.

CALCUTTA
Royal Calcutta Golf Club
Address: 18 Golf Club Road
Holes: 18
Yardage: 7195/6871
Par: 72
Rating: 73.6/72.1 In 1911 the club was honoured by King George V and Queen Mary who conferred the title "Royal" to commemorate their visit to Calcutta. Mostly flat terrain, small greens and natural water hazards. Best time to play is October through March. Established in 1829.

Tollygunge Club
Address: 120, Deshpran Sasmal Road
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6520/5686
Par: 71
Sir William Cruikshank aquired this property in 1895 and created an equestrian sports facility. This garden course offers lots of water hazards, one of which, the 14th hole, requires a shot to sail over a huge water tank that is filled with water lilies. It is dubbed the "Hydrophobia Hole".

CHANDIGARH
Chandigarh Golf Club
Address: Sextor 6, Chandigarh
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6618/6182
Par: 72
Chandigarh offers lush green fairways bounded by groves of trees that funnel out onto the green. Playing the full course, a golfer will pass through thick mango, jamun, eucalyptus and kikar groves, dotted by a variety of rose bushes. The greens are probably the truest in the country and have to be read very carefully.

DIPATOLI
Cockerel Golf Club
Address: Dipatoli, Ranchi, Jharkhand 835031 India
Holes: 18
Yardage: 71

HYDERABAD
Hyderabad Golf Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6434
Par: 72
A lush green course that is managed by the Army. The holes are interestingly named for historical figures or events such as Waterloo.

JAIPUR
Jaipur Golf Club
Holes: 18
Nine greens (upper course) and nine browns. The course overlooks the Moti Doongri Palace and the historical Nahargarh Fort. The fairways pass through the Rambagh Polo Grounds. The lower course is rough and undulating

JAMMU
Army Golf Course
Address: Mira Sabh Satwari Jammu, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Holes: 18
Telephone: (914)3126 & Army Exchange 63331,63592

KANPUR
Kanpur Golf Club
Address: Cantonment, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Holes: 9
Par: 36
Private.

KESHWAPUR
Rail Golf Club
Address: Keshwapur, Hubli, Karnataka 580020 India
Telephone: 91-836-268906

KODAIKANAL
Kodaikanai Golf Club
Address: Golflinks Road, Kodaikanal
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6122
Par: 71
In 1980 the brown course added another 9 holes and grass greens. The host to over 50 tournaments each year. The feature hole is the 4th 'Devil's Dip', tee box to green is a solid dip as far as the eye can see.

LUCKNOW
Mauribagh Army Golf Course ( MAGC )
Address: G.G.S. Marg, Lucknow Cantt, U.P., 226002, India
Holes: 18
Yardage: 3171/3052
Par: 37/36
Telephone: 91-522-296098
Email Address:
hqcecc@sancharnet.in
Semi-Private.

Lucknow Golf Club
Address: 1, Kalidas Marg, Lucknow, U.P., 226001 India
Holes: 18
Yardage: 3179/3176
Par: 36/35
Telephone: 0522
Email Address: luck_golf@rediffmail.com
Established in 1950, centrally located, lush green undulating fairways with pop-up sprinklers. There are 15 greens. The course is full of large old trees on the fairways and there are two water hazards. Very challenging course spread over 70 acres. The club house has a bar, dining hall, banquet hall, billiard table and a card room. A new warm-up practice net has been added.

MADRAS
Madras Gymkhana Club Golf Course
Address: Race Course, Gindy, Madras
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6325/5765
Par: 70
Situated within the 2400 metre oval of the Guindy Race course. Unexpected challenges await you with not only hazards including thick roughs, bunkers and water tanks, but unpredicatable obstructions like the race horses on their workouts. Some of the green s are at a gradient of almost 30 degrees and can be very fast. The tough fairways and fast greens require a firm hitter with sure putting skills. Player is allowed two preferred fairway lies on the par fives and one a par four. Founded in 1886.

Cosmopolitan Club Golf Annexe
Address: Saidapet, Madras
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6859/5863
Par: 72
Variety of trees line the tight fairways on the front nine. Back nine is wide open. A Peter Thomson design with a liberal use of lateral water hazards. Most of the greens are thick and slow and require good control with firm and sure putts. A sea level course that offers the best golfing weather in February.

MYSORE
Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Golf Course
Holes: 18
Metres: 5446
Par: 70
Web Site: www.indiagolf.com/courses.htm
Established in 1906, this mature course was redesigned in 1996 by Pacific Coast Design of Australia. Th course is laid out within and around Mysore City's racecourse.

NEW DELHI
Delhi Golf Club
Address: Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi 110003
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6869/5859
Par: 72
Undulating fairways, lush vegetation, deep bunkers are all part of this 1931 course. Renovated in 1977 by Peter Thompson it also offers winter golfing. While golfing you will play past historical monuments such as the red sandstone Lal Bangla and the tomb of an emperor's favorite concubine. It is a sanctuary for over 300 bird species and features over 200 different kinds of trees.


Delhi Golf Club

Classic Golf Resort
Address: 13, Basant Lok Vasant Vihar, Gurgaon, New Delhi, Gurgaon 110057 India
Holes: 27
Yardage: 7114
Par: 72
Telephone: 91-11-6141250 / 91-11-6146072, Fax: 91-11-6146549 / 91-11-6143535
Web Site: cgronline.com
A 9 hole par 3 2825yd course also on the property. Private.

NOIDA (U.P.)
Noida Golf Course
Holes: 18
An historical course on the location of the Battle of Delhi. Some water hazards as per a water drain that runs through fairways 8, 10, 11, and 17. A large lake is featured on the 7th hole which is also the tighest.

OOTY
Ootacamund Gymkhana Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6074/5125
Par: 70
Incorporated in 1896 and made into a greens in 1929. It is located at a mountainous 7,600 feet. A Ross Thompson design that is open year round.

PUNE
Poona Golf Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6198/5488
Par: 71
Holes 1 through 17 are brown, 18 is green. There are 4 courses in Pune but Poona is the only public one. Though only 5 minutes from the city it offers a quiet round of golf amid 30 thousand trees. Many tournaments are held here including the Maharashtra A mateur Open.

SHILLONG
Shillong Golf Club
Address: Polo Ground, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Holes: 18
Yardage: 5873/5231
Par: 70
Not only is the Shillong course scenic and enjoyable, it is also challenging. Course is set in an undulating valley covered with pine and rhododendron trees. Tight fairways are difficult to negotiate with the number of out-of-bounds streams that criss-cr oss every fairway only making it more trying. Obstructions come in the form of bunkers, trees and rain. Shillong is just 56 km from the wettest place in the world. A group of British Civil Service officers introduced golf to Shillong in 1898 by construc ting a nine hole course. Present 18 hole course was inaugurated in 1924. Tight fairways is carpeted with a unique local grass which hardens the soil. The longest hole is the 6th, a grueling 594 yards.

Trivandrum Golf Club
Address: Golf Links Road, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Holes: 9
Yardage: 2645
Par: 34
Telephone: 91-471-435834
Email Address: revede@giasmd01.vsnl.net.in

PUNJAB
HOSHIARPUR
Jahankhelan Golf Club
Address: Jahankhelan, Hoshiarpur, Punjab 146001 India
Holes: 9
Yardage: 3100
Par: 36
Telephone: 91-1882-272806
E Mail: dannyduggal@yahoo.co.in

Also of interest: India - A Golfing Guide