India has that honour of being the first country after Britain to develop golf as a sport. India has some of the oldest golf courses and clubs in the world outside England. The highest golf course located at Gulmarg in Kashmir is a major tourist attraction in India. The Golf tours in India are convenient for the tourists as most of the golf courses in India have an excellent road, rail and air network along with world class facilities.
Golf tour in India is one of the best ways to experience this royal game in India. A large number of golf courses in India designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus offer the golfers adequate challenge to meet with. In India, the major Golf courses are at Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Ooty, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad, Gulmarg and Srinagar. The Golf Courses in Delhi and Jaipur are worth visiting and commended by the golf lovers from all over the world.
These golf courses covered in the golf tours in India have 9, 12 or 18 holes for a symmetrical game. The USP of Indian golf courses is their diversity depending on the place they belong to. The golf courses in Delhi, Kashmir, Bangalore, Ooty etc are quite verdant and pleasant owing to their vegetated landscapes. The other golf courses also have their own distinct feature not possessed by any other golf course. The major golf courses in India are:
Delhi Golf Club: Delhi Golf Club is perhaps the only Golf Club in the world, dotted with the historical monuments. This course was originally called the 'Lodhi Golf Course'. The Delhi Golf Club also organises professional tournaments like the Indian Open, part of the prestigious Asian PGA circuit. The club has the facility of bar & catering, a swimming pool and recently a new pub and a health club has been added.
DLF Golf and Country Resort: The DLF Golf & Country Resort designed by Arnold Palmer is located near the international airport and the New Delhi CBD. This magnificent golf course challenges players of all skill levels. Night golf at DLF is not to be missed by the tourists.
Classic Golf Resort: The Classic Golf Resort is the first South Asian signature championship golf course designed by the great Jack 'Golden Bear' Nicklaus. The resort is well sprawled in a 300-acre expanse, at the foothills of the picturesque Aravalli hills. This golf course lies on the outskirts of Delhi, off the Delhi - Jaipur highway, a 45 minutes drive from Delhi. One can observe the strict adherence to the international quality standards which makes the Classic Golf Resort a truly world class championship venue.
Jaipur Golf Course: An 18-hole course with 9 greens and 9 browns overlooks the picturesque Moti Doongri Palace and the historical Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur. The upper course has 9 greens around the polo ground. A drain separates the lower course with 9 browns spread over a rough undulating terrain.
The other equally attractive golf courses in India are Agra Golf Club in Agra with 9 holes and the stunning background of Taj Mahal; Bangalore Golf Club in Bangalore which is the second oldest golf course in India founded in 1876. Karnataka Golf Association in Bangalore; Eagleton - The Golf Resort in Mysore gives you an experience of living in Switzerland. Bombay Presidency Golf Club, Royal Calcutta Golf Club, Chandigarh Golf Club, Hyderabad Golf Club, Army Golf Course Jammu, Kodaikanal Golf Club, Madras Gymkhana Club Golf Course, Noida Golf Course, Ootacamund Gymkhana Club and Poona Golf Club.