Golf in India is still nurturing, but young golfers Rashid khan, Anirban Lahiri, Aditi Ashok, Khalin Joshi have over the years, convincingly proved their worth and have been successful in satisfying the golfing fraternity that the future of Indian Golf is in safe hands.
Not only Indian golfers but the scenic Indian golf courses too have caught a lot of eyes across the globe. Golf enthusiasts travel to the farthest corners of India to play on the exquisite greens.
Let's have a look at the most beautiful golf courses in India:
- Royal Springs Golf Course, Kashmir.
Located at a very high altitude, Royal springs is undisputedly the best golf course in North India. It is beautifully located in the foothills of beautiful Zabarwan mountains. Ranked as the No.1 Golf course in India by Golf digest. The Golf Courses is one of the few courses that is open to non-members too. The Royal Springs measure 6985 yards and is a 72 par course. The golf course has all the amenities for you guys to have a memorable experience.
Kashmir is one of the most romantic places in India and your golfing vacation can be followed by the stunning sightseeing.
2. Naldhera Golf course, Shimla.
Shimla, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indian, has a beautiful golf course built in its mountainous terrain. Established in 1900's by the Britishers, the Naldhera golf course is one of the oldest courses in India.
The Course has a visible wide view of the Himalayas and is surrounded by thick 'Deodar trees'. The course measures at 4285 yards and is a 68 par 18 hole course. Its sloping glade makes it one of the toughest courses in India.
3. Chandigarh Golf Course:
Chandigarh, the City beautiful as they call it is one the most well-planned, green and cleanest cities in India. Even Nomads love this place. Less traffic, fewer people, fewer troubles and a stunning golf course in between. The Chandigarh golf course is home to top professionals that have represented India at international stages.
The course offers lush green fairways and is bordered by trees. A par 72, 18 hole golf course is located in the foothills of the Shivalik mountains. The beautiful Sukhna Lake is a 5-minute drive from the course.
4. The Delhi Golf Club (DGC):
'Dilwalon ki Dilli' has a pleasing golf course which is known for its uniqueness, it is probably the only golf course in the world that is bordered within ancient 'Mughal' structures. It is host to the 'Hero Indian Open'. A pro shop, a restaurant, a bar, a card room and a swimming pool makes DGC a paradise for golfers. It also has a 9 hole peacock course which just adds to its uniqueness.
Just Imagine teeing off just by the side of the tombs built in honour of the Lodhi rulers. Incredible, Isn't it?
5. Rambagh Golf Course, Jaipur.
India may not have many golfers topping the world rankings but it certainly has stunning golf courses throughout its length. From Kashmir's Royal springs to the Gymkhana golf club in Ooty, India has world class golf clubs all around. Built in 1944, Rambagh golf club is also a British Raj creation.
The Golf Course in Jaipur is an 18 hole course with 9 greens and 9 browns. The two are separated by a drain with Moti Doongri Palace and the Nahalgarh fort in Jaipur in the backdrop.
So if you guys are planning to visit the exotic Jaipur forts and also love golf, Jaipur awaits you, my friend.
6. Yak Course - Sikkim - Highest course in the world:
Yes guys, you heard it right, Yak golf course in Sikkim holds Guinness record for the highest course in the world. Situated at a height of 13025 feet, this course offers windy fairways across mountain streams & teasing browns.
The club is open seven days a week, round the year subject to snow conditions. However, it is generally playable from May to December. During winter, the golf course remains active by becoming a ski centre. The criss-cross course adds thrill to one's gameplay.
Sikkim is a completely organic state and is known for its natural beauty. Sikkim is a must visit for you golfers out there.
7.Gymkhana Golf club, Ooty.
Goa is India's favourite tourist destination and if you love partying on beaches and relaxing in exotic golfing resorts, Goa is just the place for you. The Leela Palace, the Taj Exotica, the Ramada Caravela Beach Resort and the Lalit Golf & Spa Resort are the most renowned golfing resorts in Goa.
8. Gymkhana Golf club, Ooty.
Located at 2268 meters above the sea level, Ooty provides the ideal climate for enjoying the game of golf in the very hot and humid state of Tamul Nadu.
The course measures over 193.56 acres and comprises of 18 holes. As the air is thinner in Ooty due to the high altitude, the balls travel comparatively farther. The course is surrounded by thick forests. The golf course contains many varieties of trees like rhododendron, oak, aromatic eucalyptus, and fir which add to the scenic atmosphere. Nine holes out of the eighteen holes are shot blind as the course has a rolling landscape. This is also the reason for the green being not visible from the tee-off area.
If you plan to visit Ooty anytime next, turn it into a golfing one and relish the experience.