India has some of the most engaging golf courses in the world equipped with advanced technology and large enough to accommodate the large crowd of sports followers. Many of our golf courses are set against beautiful views of lakes, forests, and seascapes.
In this one-sport crazy nation, Golf is slowly making its way back to the top in India. Today there are approximately 1.2 lakh golfers and 230 registered golf courses we have in India. The emerging trend of playing golf has introduced a sense of positivity for the game and our Male and female Indian golfers are consistently establishing themselves on the global platform with their amazing performances.
So, here we bring you a list of the 5 best golf courses in India.
1. DLF Golf and Country Club, Gurugram
Renowned for its stunning and elite links is a private club that boasts both beauty and excellence. The course is designed by the renewed Arnold Palmer to meet the United States Golf Association standards. It is spread over to an area of 7,204 yards and the course boasts 18 holes surrounded by indigenous trees and rolling green hills. The course has seen many professional tournaments and has also the venue of LET Hero Women’s Indian Open.
Members accompanied by guests can tee off surrounded by joeys on the 18-hole championship-standard course. The DLF Golf and Country club is considered one of the best private golfing locations in the country and sits next to the famous leisure destination – the Kingdom of Dreams.
2. Oxford Golf & Country Club, Pune
Oxford Golf & Country Club is one of the country’s top golf courses. Featuring stunning rugged, untouched surrounds and is bordered on three sides by the Sahyadri hills, this championship course is the real gem. Intelligently designed, the Oxford Golf & Country Club is a challenging but fair layout that arguably doesn’t possess a weak hole in its number.
Located less than an hour from Pune airport, this 18-hole horseshoe-shaped course is ideal for seasoned golfers.
3. Chandigarh Golf Club, Chandigarh
An important stop on the North Indian golfing scene, the Chandigarh Golf Club is the perfect location for your next golfing event. You need not to look any further when this course is offering a challenging course experience, with a range of facilities. A well planned environmental edifice at inception and an imaginative evolution over the years, the course is a nature lover’s dream destination. Aesthetic clubhouse and some refreshment gazebos as you play along; make Chandigarh Golf Club an exciting sporting and entertainment hub.
It is also home to some of India’s finest golfers including the legend of Indian golf Jeev Milkha Singh and other talented golfers like Shubhanakar Sharma, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Ajitesh Sandhu, Ranjit Singh, Sujjan Singh, Karandeep Kochhar, Adil Bedi, and Irina Brar.
4. Kalhaar Blues and Greens, Ahmedabad
Back in 2017, this world-class championship course was voted as the best golf course in India. Designed by ‘Nicklaus Design’ (owned by the golf legend Jack Nicklaus), the course offers a truly unique challenge with a spectacular view of the pristine lake.
Generous off the tee, the course is playable for all standards of golfer, but its complex green designs ensure that a significant level of challenge is retained. The sumptuous views also give an appealing aesthetic quality to this modern-day links.
5. Karnataka Golf Association, Bengaluru
Karnataka Golf association is the beloved destination for golfers in India. Here you will have an especially diverse game in wonderful surroundings. A 7219-yard par 72 course, it currently has a slope rating of 137 off the championship tees. The sprawling course comprises beautiful fairways and greens, as well as numerous ponds. Here you can have a challenging game with a magnificent view and an amazing range of facilities.
The tournaments that were held on the KGA Classic Course are The Classic Masters, the National Amateur, Juniors Tournaments, and Hero Honda open.