GOLF IN INDIA
Golf in India dates back to the year 1829, when the British developed the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, the oldest in the world outside of the British Isles. The game of golf in India was already several decades old, when the first golf course was developed in the USA in the year 1888!
Golf in India came of age in 1996, when she was invited to play in the Alfred Dunhill Cup at St. Andrews, Scotland. The Indian team defeated the home side which were considered hot favourites to win the cup.
There are several fine golf courses in India where one can enjoy a game while on a tour of India. The game can be enjoyed without spending a huge amount in India. Visitors looking for a golf getaway can experience these great courses, at very economical rates. The general Green Fees for a foreign golfer is just about US$ 75. The caddie Fees range about US$ 10!
The Golf courses have some great club houses, heritage & modern, providing all creature comforts.
Some of the finest courses in India are:
- Classic Golf Resort, Gurgaon (Near Delhi)
- Delhi Golf Club, Delhi
- DLF Golf Resort, Gurgaon
- Golden Greens Golf Resort, Gurgaon
- Jaypee Greens Golf Resort, Greater Noida (Near Delhi)
- Boulder Hills Golf & Country Club, Hyderabad
- Aamby Valley, Lonavala (Near Mumbai)