India as a country may not be a golf lover but its history has many mentions of golf. This is because of the fact that the British ruled the country for nearly a century. India’s golfing roots can be identified from the fact that the oldest golf course outside of British Isles is in India. But still, the country did not become a golfer’s heaven, still, quality-wise India does have some of the Top Golf Locations you will ever visit.
1. Ananda In The Himalayas, Uttarakhand
Now, if you ever dreamt of playing golf in the lap of the Great Himalayas, this is the place that you would want to be. Located in the glorious state of Uttarakhand, this site not only offers you the best of golf environments but also provides you with extra activities like trekking and hiking. The golf course meanwhile is laid between the dense trees and the amazing mountain range. In short, this is the perfect way to play golf and relax.
2. Royal Calcutta Golf Club, Kolkata
Affectionately known as the ‘Royal’, this famous golf club was founded in 1829, making it the oldest golf club outside the British Isles. For being such an old and iconic venue, it is also called as the home of golf in India. If you value tradition and want to be a part of history, you should visit the Royal. The club has maintained its character over the years. Due to constant care that the club is given, it is now considered one of the best golf clubs in Asia.
3. Bombay Presidency Golf Club, Mumbai
Founded in 1927, as ‘The New Club Ltd’, the golf club was built on the reclaimed land belonging to the port trust. The history of the club is that it started as a rental arena but some land was purchased and eventually the leftover land was turned into Club House. Being the most prestigious club in Mumbai, the club came back into prominence after being redesigned and modified in the last decade.
4. Kaziranga Golf Resort, Assam
Now would you like to have a little game of golf after enjoying some wildlife safari, before you think it could never happen, have a look at Kaziranga Golf Resort. Situated in Assam, the golf course is beside the Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Apart from playing golf at a world-class golf course in a beautiful landscape, you can also enjoy staying at well-constructed cottages and suites.
5. Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, Uttar Pradesh
It is considered one of the best golf resorts in the country. Built over an area of almost nine acres, it is located in Greater Noida. With the world-class golf course, spread over a huge area, you will get the experience of playing golf like no other place can offer. The best rooms will be facing the open field and the lush greenery of the golf course. The resort offers some of the best spa treatments and also fine dining depending upon your mood.
6. Royal Springs Golf Course, Kashmir
Last but not in any way least, in fact considered as a jewel by some golfers, the Royal Springs Golf Course is located in Kashmir. The golf course lies between the beautiful forests and fruit orchids and makes you feel like a child again. The majestic golf course is neighbor with the famous Dal Lake while the Zabarwan mountain range surrounds it.
If you want to have the best experience of playing golf in India, these are some of the top golf locations that you should visit.