Golf in India: A Foolproof Initiation
India pulsates with an energy and vibrancy rarely found anywhere else in the world. Its spectacular mix of people, traditions and landscapes often overwhelms first-time visitors. Many try to cram too much into a visit. Others find the simplest outings can turn into a frazzling epic.
Go Golfing’s 17-day fully escorted luxury group tour, with 7 rounds of golf, could well be the safest, most enjoyable and best way to discover a land full of wonders. Do what you love – golf – and be taken on a journey through India that you’ll cherish forever.
Golf in India: A Game for the Elite
Golf in India is a legacy left behind by the British Raj and remains a highly marginal and elitist activity. The whole nation has just one public golf course, four stand-alone driving ranges and half of India’s 230 courses are on military bases, generally reserved for ‘officer class’ types. To top it all off, almost all the other golf courses in India are private clubs where visitors aren’t allowed unless they are accompanied by a member.
On this luxury golf holiday, you’ll tee it up at India’s most exclusive private clubs as well as modern resort courses designed by golfing luminaries. These quality layouts are set in breathtaking locales bordered by a stimulating mix of iconic landmarks and colonial heritage.
The Dehli Golf Club
We’ll open the doors for you to play the esteemed 100-year old Dehli Golf Club, The Augusta National of India. It has a 25-year waiting list. The sixth green is just 1 km from the nation’s epicentre, the India Gate.
The course rests on an ancient burial ground, scattered with stunning, elaborate Lodi Dynasty tombs. The Lal Bangla mausoleum next to the clubhouse dates back to 1780 and is the resting place of a Mughal emperor’s favourite concubine. There, you’ll play the narrow fairways, surrounded by jhari–thick, a dense jungle where, a century ago, tigers roamed free. By the 14th and 16th tees, sip on a refreshing nimbu pani — sweetened lime water.
India: The Great Outdoors
You’ll discover the best of India’s famous Golden Triangle – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. India’s vivid kaleidoscope of dramatic terrain is breathtaking. Exquisitely carved temples rise majestically out of pancake-flat deserts and crumbling old fortresses peer over plunging ravines.
This tour will take you to the Taj Mahal, an iconic monument dedicated to love. And highlights abound with the pink palaces of Jaipur, a dazzling Bollywood spectacle and scout the elusive Bengal tiger before winding your way into Pune with its Hindu shrines, ashrams and Agha Khan Palace.
A Colonial Legacy
You’ll discover a genteel world of colonial golf at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club. It houses an old style colonial pavilion clubhouse with high wood beams, ceiling fans, a snooker room filled with trophies, and cool verandahs with green and white striped awnings, beneath which you retire for afternoon tea.
This beautiful, ancient nation has a young and hungry populace – half the population are under 25, and they are impatient for a better life. As new walls are being built, the old ones crumble away.
India indulges all of your senses. This golf holiday is part of Go Golfing’s luxury tour collection. You can expect grand hotels, luxury coaches, amazingly diverse golf and cultural experiences. Better still, a friendly welcome and special attention are a legacy of Go Golfing’s relationship with local suppliers. There’s never better a better time to discover India with this fully escorted luxury golf tour.