Top Golfing Places In India To Visit

India’s Best Golf Courses

Golf in India

Are you a type of traveller who loves sneaking beautiful golf courses to enjoy?

If yes, please buckle your seat belt, as we are giving you an impressive list of golf clubs in India where people comes here to live every moment which provides a feeling of refreshment.

Below are the top 10 list of Golf courses in India you can surely visit during your travel to this beautiful country.

1. Qutab Golf Course – located in New Delhi

If to be precise this beautiful and the first golf course in India to facilitate the public to “pay and play” is located in Press Enclave, Lado Sarai, New Delhi-30. First, it was inaugurated in the year 2000 which was then a 9-hole course. But, later on, it was developed to an 18-hole course.

2. Gurgaon DLF Golf and Country Club

It is a 142 Acre golf course with many facilities to be counted. Arnold Palmer and Belt Collins were the designer and landscaper respectively. Later on, it is developed to a 27-hole facility golf course with 18-holes of night golf offering. The manicured grass, beautiful hand-made reservoirs, a variety of flowers and trees makes this golf course world class. It is also awarded as the most effective course in India by the Asian Golf Monthly in the year 2007 and 2008.

3. Manesar ITC Classic Golf and Country Club

Precisely located in the foothills of Aravallis which is about 1.5 hours from Delhi is a 300 Acre course which is a place where every golfer dream to play. It is a total of 27 holes golf course with a 9-hole ridged course, canyon course and valley course. Also, it was the first privately owned club which hosted the Indian Open for two consecutive years, i.e., 2001 and 2002.

4. Rambagh Golf Club in Jaipur

Just 10 km away from Jaipur Airport, the Rambagh golf club has a historical touch on it. Maharaja Man Singh II built this club on Maharani Gayatri Devi‘s request. In the year 1944, the golf course is laid out Jaipur which beautifies Dungri Palace and Nahargarh Fort even more. This golf club is also associated with the Indian Golf Union.

5. Panchkula Golf Club

Established in the year 2002, Panchkula golf club is a part of a sports complex which is run by the Haryana Government. Nearby, there is famous Shivalik hills and Ghaggar river which accompany this beautiful course and makes one of its kind. Professional Golf Tour of India often organises their events in this club. With 135 Acre land, it also includes the modern clubhouse with bar, restaurant and a health club.

6. Bangalore Golf Club

As one of the oldest golf courses, it was established in the year 1896 when Winston Churchill was transferred to India as a war correspondent. Initially, it was a 12-hole course which was later upgraded to an 18-hole course in 2002. This golf course includes 52 bunkers, two water bodies, beautiful tree lining, a large raft of ducks and many other natural beauties which covers the total of 60 Acre.

7. Madras Gymkhana Golf Course

Because of its location at Island Grounds, Anna Salai, it is known for its windy corridor and tricky roughs. It is a golf course which is a part of Madras Gymkhana Club which was established in the year 1877. Also referred as Golf Course Annexe, it was initially a 9-hole course which later became an 18-hole golf course. It is roughly 20 Kms away from Chennai International Airport.

8. Royal Calcutta Golf Club

It is the oldest golf club in India, founded in the year 1829. Formerly, it was located near Dum Dum airport then moved to Maidan in 1885, and finally, it gets the permanent location at Tollygunge in the year 1910. It organises many tournaments like Mcleod Russel Tour Championship, Tata Steel East India Championship and much more. This club has every element which makes a golf course professional and challenging. It is nearly 26 Kms away from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata. You can visit this page for more golf tournaments information.

9. Kaziranga Golf Resort in Jorhat

It is a golf course which is designed by Ranjit Nanda. Located in between the Sangsua and Gatoonga tea estates is a well-maintained property, with a two-sided driving range which can accommodate 72 golfers at a time. The unique feature of this golf resort is that it provides training to aspiring golfers through their academy. It is 20 Kms away from Jorhat Airport and is ideal for playing golf all year round. The perfect time to visit according to our research is October-March because of less rainfall in the region. Besides, you can also choose Guwahati Tourism Packages provided by there official website. You can watch there video below.

10. Digboi Golf Club Links

Digboi as the world famous for its first oil well in Asia has a golf course which is also the first 18-hole course to be established in Assam. Closely located, there is the Dihing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary where one can get a glimpse of a wild boar or a leopard while playing. It was established in the year 1930 during the British rule in India. You can also visit some tourist places nearby like War cemetery, Digboi oil refinery and Ridge point hill to spend some leisure time.

Lastly, it can be concluded that there are many golf courses in India which can be used as a tool for tourism growth in the country. As a sports tourism travel agency, we are growing our branches to countries like India where tourism sector has potentials and room for growth.

What is Sports Tourism

About Sports Tourism

Are you travelling and observing new things/ environment while still participating in your favourite sporting activity? Did you travel a long distance to attend or view you any sporting activity? If you have done any of the above, then you have done sports tourism.

Types of Sports Tourism

There are a few examples of sports tourism which include:

  1. Active sports tourism in which individuals travel to take part in events such as golfers participating in golfing and footballers participating in soccer tournaments. Active sports tourism can also be subdivided further with those who actively participate in the activity being classified as active participants while those who attend to spectate being referred to as hobbies.
  2. Event tourism, on the other hand, involves hallmark activities such as the FIFA World Cup and Olympics which attract worldwide viewership and interest. Amateur events such as schools’ championship and community organised tournaments, for instance, those aimed at sensitising communities against drug use are also part of event tourism.
  3. Nostalgia event tourism is whereby you travel to meet famous sports personalities and to visit sports hall of fame such as the Knoxville Women’s College Basketball Hall of Fame.

Sports tourism is becoming popular due to its favourable monetary impact on stakeholders and advanced transportation means such as air has also made it easier for people to commute with ease to participate in these sports. There is a facebook page of tourism where they talks about it.