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 look at the most beautiful golf courses in India.
1. Royal Spring Golf Course, Kashmir
Located at a very high altitude, the Royal Spring is undoubtedly the best golf course in North India. It is beautifully located in the foothills of the majestic Zurbaran Mountains.
The Golf Courses are one of the few courses 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 stunning sightseeing.
2. Naldhera Golf Course, Shimla
Shimla, one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, has a beautiful golf course built in its mountainous terrain. Established in the 1900s 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 a 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 make DGC a paradise for golfers. It also has a 9 hole peacock course that 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, the 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 Nahargarh 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 a Guinness record for the highest course in the world. At a height of 13025 feet, this course offers windy fairways across mountain streams & teasing browns.
The club is open 7 days a week, round the year subject to snow circumstances. 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 a thrill to one’s gameplay.
Sikkim is an organic state and is known for its natural beauty. Sikkim is a must-visit for you golfers out there.
7. Goa Golf club, Goa
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 Tamil Nadu.
The course measures over 193.56 acres and comprises 18 holes, and is surrounded by thick forests. The Gymkhana Golf Club includes many types of trees like rhododendron, oak, aromatic eucalyptus, and for which add to the scenic atmosphere.
If you plan to visit Ooty anytime next, turn it into a golfing one and relish the experience.