India happened to be the second country in the world to play Golf, preceding the United Kingdom. The British gifted India both Cricket and Golf. The sport of Golf grew amidst the lush green farms, the soothing landscape and the fervor for the game make many a men move.
Golf Courses of India - At a Glance
Most of the Golf courses that have been developed in India are surrounded by natural beauty; the only thing visible till the sight may reach is the green grass. The accompanying caddies, competition, the charm of the game and the challenge to be win for oneself make the trip a memorable one.
Most of these golf clubs of India have the panache of the past. The caddies and the golf kit can be easily hired. The transportation and the food are an integral part of the itinerary.
What better if the game is intertwined with sightseeing! The flavor of India cannot be experienced in a better manner. The current capital of the India besides boosting of the Delhi Golf Club, the host of the very first golf tournament at the Asian Games held in 1982 has several spots worth visiting and shopping in the old Delhi and the new Delhi area. The sight seeing has not been made mandatory for the golfing tourists at any of the stops. Peter Thompson revamped the Delhi Golf Club, on the Dr. zakir Hussain Marg, from where the golfing journey starts in 1977. Though the club existed since 1931 and comprised of verdant flora and deep bunkers. Today it is the busiest course for golfers amidst historical monuments like the Lal Bangla, made out of red sandstone.
The Chandigarh Golf Club, located in Sector 6 of the city is a pleasure to be at. The sprawling 132 acres of land all surrounded with thick mango, jamun, eucalyptus and kikar orchards are refreshing for the body and soul both.
The Shimla Golf Club, located at a distance of 23 kilometers from the British summer capital, at Naldhera is covered with soft grass.
The Calcutta Golf Club at the Golf club road was established way back in 1829 in the city of joy Calcutta. The title of 'Royal' was bestowed on it when the Royal couple of King George V and Queen Mary visited Calcutta in 1911. The course comprises of variety of vegetation and water tanks.
The Gymkhana Club Golf Course in Gindy, Chennai (Madras) was brought into being in 1886. The green are well kept and the other challenge besides that of the game id of the race horses who may bump into while on their workouts. This risk owes to the fact that the golf course lies inside the Gindy racecourse.
The Gymkhana Club in Ootacamund (Ooty) is located at a whooping height of 7,600 feet. This picturesque course was designed by Ross Thompson is amidst the beautiful Eucalyptus, Oak and Fir grooves.
The Golf Club in Bangalore, established in 1876, is a great golfing venue with the well-maintained greens.
Peter Thompson revamped the Presidency Golf Club, Mumbai in the Film capital of India like the Delhi Golf Club. It boosts of the lavish greens and an elephant pit.
So much fun, is such a small span of time! As a guest player in any of the clubs you will get to tee-off soon, so what are you waiting for, come on get going. Just catch up with the Golf fever that has caught the entire country in a big way. Add that extra touch of versatility in you by playing the different surfaces in the various golf clubs developed in several cities of India. The turfs, the mounds, the climate, the yards of green all make golf better than ever before.