Golf News for Thursday, October 31, 2013 | Courses

Gurgaon gets first ever Gary Player Championship golf course in India

GURGAON, India -- DLF opened the first ever 9 Hole Gary Player Championship course in the country. Widely recognized as the world's most successful golf course architectural firm, Gary Player Design is renowned for its select and ecological approach to design.

The course is a scenic parkland design with dramatic landscape enhanced by ambient lighting. The course has many firsts in the country. It has the first ever 'Island Green' in the country. Also, for the very first time, 'Sub Air Systems' have been used in India. Sub Air aeration and moisture removal system promotes healthier and stronger playing surfaces through moisture content management, subsurface aeration, and root zone temperature control. As a result, Sub-Air provides optimum aerobic subsurface growing conditions.

Celebration Bermuda, rated as one of the best grass in the world by numerous university research studies is used for the course along with Mini Verde, the best known grass for the greens around the globe. Celebration Bermuda grass is widely known for wear tolerance & recovery, drought resistance & tolerance, disease & frost resistance. Also, the course features a very large lake which is fed by treated water from DLF's state of the art sewage treatment plant and the entire golf course is irrigated by this water, in consonance with the company's ethos of a Green DLF.

Speaking on the occasion Aakash Ohri, Executive Director, Business Development, DLF said the popularity of the game in India is increasing by leaps and bounds. India has tremendous potential for golf and moving forward, we intend to boost and support the Indian golf industry by providing them with world-class golfing infrastructure.

Tilak Malaviya