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India is a diverse country rich in culture and heritage. It has a varied landscape ranging from the enchanting Himalayas to the coastline of the Indian Ocean. The numerous historic sights, wildlife sanctuaries and the delicious cuisines also add to the country’s vibrancy.
With such a varied terrain, India offers interesting golf possibilities. Golf holidays in India can be experienced in any of its major cities, hill stations and a few other unique destinations like Goa and Assam. Some of the popular India golf tours are those in Delhi & the Golden Triangle, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. Each of these can be stand-alone India golf holiday packages or can be combined for a complete itinerary.
Take a look at some of our favourite golf tours. These have been carefully designed to showcase the best that India and its sub-continent has to offer. We can help piece together your perfect golfing tour experience in India and its sub-continent tailored around you and your party. Our amazing golfing journeys include stunning golf, spectacular sightseeing and luxury hotels….all are customizable to suit your own requirements.
Golf in India has a long history, going back to 1829, when the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, the oldest golf club in the world, outside of Great Britain was formed. The Royal as it is popularly known crowns a highly under-rated golfing landscape that offers a stimulating mix of colonial heritage, breathtaking locales and challenging modern day designs by names that include Robert Trent Jones Jr, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Nick Faldo, Greg Norman, Ronald Fream and Phil Ryan.
India golf offers a lot – the unspoilt beauty and adventure in Himalayan Kashmir, Himachal and Uttaranchal to Ayurveda in the backwaters of Kerala; the monuments and heritage of bygone dynasties – especially in the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur to the colonial splendour and its remnants in Kolkata; the magnificent forests and wildlife scattered all across the country to the obvious exuberance of urban living in Mumbai and Bengaluru. And no matter what the attraction, there almost always are interesting golf possibilities nearby. And exciting golf tours and golf holidays to be experienced in India.
India’s climate between October to March is unsurpassable with almost no rain, balmy days with low humidity and mild winters, making it one of the best places to travel and golf in during that period.
India’s climate between October to March is unsurpassable with almost no rain, balmy days with low humidity and mild winters, making it one of the best places to travel and golf in during that period. Since India is a vast country, the temperatures do vary for each region based on seasons.
The summer season usually from April to June can get quite hot throughout the country and it is not recommended to go to India at that time. The monsoon starts from June and continues till September and while certain parts of India like Kerala & Mumbai receive a lot of rain, other parts are not disrupted by continuous rainfall. The country is green and vibrant during the monsoon months and travelling to places like Kerala during the monsoon for a different experience is becoming popular. However, from the golfing perspective, the best time to travel is from October to March.
There’s no shortage of things to do while in India. Soak in history & culture in the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Relax your senses on the golden beaches of Goa. Travel further south to Kerala’s beautiful backwaters and marvel at the magnificent temples of Tamilnadu. Trek in the awe-inspiring Himalayas. And discover India’s North East.
Known to rest of the world for its natural and cultural attractions, Nepal is gradually developing as a golfing destination. Golfing is emerging as a popular tourism activity in Nepal in recent years. Known as the pastime of aristocrats in the past, golfing is gradually developing as a sporting event in the country.
Hundreds of youths are taking up golfing as a career and many golf tournaments are organized in different parts of the country on a regular basis. Golf is believed to have been introduced to Nepal by Rana rulers. According to historians, some Rana ministers brought along golf clubs and accessories when they returned home from Scotland nearly a century ago. They started playing golf in Gaucharan (or pastureland for cow) where the Tribhuvan International Airport is currently located. The golf course had to be shortened as the pastureland was developed into an international airport.
The golf course, now owned by Royal Nepal Golf Club (RNGC), was developed into an international standard 9-hole course in 1986. Nepal has seven golf courses, including a private golf course on the Chaudhary Industrial Village premises in Nawalparasi district, which making golfing in Nepal a memorable experience. There are three golf courses in Kathmandu – RNGC Course, Gokarna Forest Golf Resort and Tribhuvan Army Officers’ Golf Course, two in Pokhara – Yeti’s Golf Course in Fulbari Resort & Spa and Himalayan Golf Course, and one in Dharan – Nirvana Country Club. Lying close to the heart of Kathmandu City, Gokarna Forest Golf Course is one of the finest in South Asia.
Set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas, the course is sprawled over 470 acres of land in the finely preserved Gokarna Forest. Designed by Gleneagles Golf Developments, the par 72 course boasts of the only Bent Grass Greens in South Asia, making it one of the highlights of the professional tour circuits in the region.
As you golf, you can see deer and monkey wander freely, giving you an enchanting sanctuary experience. The 9-hole Yeti’s Golf Course is Nepal’s most iconic and unique course that challenges not only amateurs but even professionals. Overlooking the Seti River gorge, players not only have to navigate the usual water hazards and sand traps, but also the 300 ft gorges that intersect some holes.
The area is tranquil and the views of the Himalayas to the north, and the Seti River far below offers you one of the best golfing experiences. Golfing in Pokhara offers you the best golfing experience in the Himalayas. These golf courses have all the amenities in other golf courses in the world. If you are a pro, you can participate in golfing events that are organized on a regular basis.
Novice needn’t worry, as these courses offer different crash courses. Golfing accessories are easily available in Kathmandu. Similarly, golf courses in Nepal have golfing equipment of high quality. We make sure that you get the best golfing experiences in Nepal. We offer your custom-made packages based on your experience, visit time and budget.
If you a passionate golfer and have taken a day off from your tour literary, the best way to winding and relax is through a game of golf at world’s remotest golf course. The Royal Thimphu golf course at an altitude of 2500m, is located just besides the majestic Tashichodzong. While the infrastructure may not beat par with international standards, it is decent enough and the scenic beauty does make up for it.
The 9 hole, par 35 course, in Thimphu was opened to public in 1971 and can be played as 18 hole, 5851 yard and 70 course from 2 different tees. At 2500m the ball does travel longer however heavy rough and trees make up for that. Good combination of water hazards, bunkering amidst pristine natural beauty and the towering dzong, makes this course very pleasant to play at and an experience of lifetime.
We can highly recommend a Sri Lanka golf holiday to those who want to have an exotic golfing adventure with superb golf courses, stunning scenery and fantastic safaris – this country really has it all. Mark & Jacques enjoyed their own Sri Lanka golf holiday which you can read all about and are excited to share their experience and send golfers for their own spectacular Sri Lanka golf holiday.
A Sri Lanka golf holiday can include playing the quirky Royal Colombo Golf Course in the capital city, the stunning Victoria Golf Course in the scenic hills near Kandy, the historic Nuwara Eliya Golf Course right up in the tea estate covered mountains and at the new beachside Shangri-La Golf Club in Hambantota in the south.
A golf holiday in Sri Lanka is an adventure on a paradise Indian Ocean island with a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoilt.
Few places in the world can offer golfing holidays with such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location. With 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 800 miles of coastline – much of it pristine beach, 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, lush tea estates, botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls and a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years.
Golf in Sri Lanka dates back a lot earlier than most people would imagine, the first course was opened in 1880! The courses are spread around this fascinating country and as such we recommend that a golf trip to Sri Lanka tailor made to suit your individual requirements and we’d love to assist you with planning yours.
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