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India offers about 140 golf courses, a variety of choices for golfers. It has modern course at Classic Resort in Delhi and The Royal Calcutta Golf Club is the oldest golf course outside the British Isles. Some of the best clubs in the country provide facilities of Golf. Willington Club in Bombay; the Delhi Golf Club and Madras Gymkhana to name a few. But their high membership fees and scarce availability have made Golf a status symbol in urban India. However with coming up of number of new clubs catering to Golf popularity of game has picked up.

So what makes golf in India so different? First, golf is played virtually everywhere in India, in every kind of terrain - desert, mountain, along the sea coast or in the plains - and every kind of weather - mild to extreme. You may play past historic monuments dating back to the 15th century, below looming fortresses and in the very heart of an ancient city. You might have to stop to allow a peacock to complete its mating dance on a green or strain to see a deer streak across a fairway. On an early morning you will pause to watch a flight of migratory birds or to literally catch your breath on the highest golf course in the world at a height of 2890 meters. Playing golf in India is not simply a sport - like everything else in India, it involves your entire being, both physical and spiritual.

This section provides a listing of golf courses in India, but is not exhaustive. Underlined listings link to more info about the clubs, its facilities, articles about the club, etc.

List of Golf Course in India

  • Agra
  • Ahmedabad
    • Army Golf Club
  • Bangalore
    • Bangalore Golf Club
    • Eagleton - The Golf Village
  • Baroda
    • The Gaekwad Baroda Golf Club
  • Kolkata
    • Calcutta Ladies Golf Club
    • Officer's Institute, Fort William
    • Royal Calcutta Golf Club
    • Tollygunge Golf Club
  • Chandigarh
    • Chandigarh Golf Club
  • Chennai
    • Cosmopolitan Golf Club
    • Madras Gymkhana Club
  • Delhi
    • Delhi Golf Club
    • Air Force Golf Club
    • Army Golf Course
    • Classic Golf Resorts and Club
    • DLF Golf Club and Resort
  • Goa
    • Naval Golf Club
  • Hyderabad
    • Golconda Golf Club
  • Jaipur
    • The Rambagh Golf Club
  • Jammu
    • BSF Golf Club
  • Kanpur
    • Defence Services Golf Club
  • Lucknow
    • Lucknow Golf Club
  • MHOW
    • DSOI Golf Club
  • Mumbai
    • The Bombay Presidency Golf Club Limited
    • United Services Club
    • Willingdon Sports Club
  • Mysore
    • Jaya Chamaraja Wadiyar Golf Course
  • Nilgiris
    • Ootacamund Gymkhana Golf Club
    • Wellington Gymkhana Golf Club
  • Puna
    • Puna Club Golf Course
  • Shimla
    • Naldehra Golf Club
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Naldehra Golf Club

Home > Golf Courses in India > Naldehra Golf Club, Shimla

Shimla

Blessed with a vast treasure of natural bounties, Shimla the state capital of Himachal Pradesh is an ideal holiday resort for those seeking a respite from the excruciating heat of Indian summers. Located on the slopes of lower Himalayas, surrounded by green hills with snow-capped peaks, and magnificently robed in dense forests of oak, pine, fur and rhododendron, Shimla is today one of the most sought after hill stations.

No English township could be complete without a golf course. A suitable site was finally chosen close to Shimla at Naldehra (23 km). The Naldehra Golf links are one of the oldest in the country, and also the most ’sporting’ east of the Suez. Located on a spur, the Naldehra course is crowned by a beautiful grove of deodar trees, and commands a spectacular view of the Shivalik ranges. The environs at Naldehra are so serene that Lord Lytton and LordCurzon, two of India’s viceroys preferred it to their stately homes, and spent many weeks of their summer here. The Naldehra course is carpetted by a fine springy turf which requires little maintenance.

The par 68 course is basically located in a bowl and has nine holes which can be back played to 18. The longest hole is the sixth at 370 yards; and the shortest, the fifth, with a yardage of 115. The undulating landscape demands lofty and sure shots, as a stray ball would tend to roll off the hillside into the ‘out-of-bounds’ areas. The greens are extremely fast and have to be read carefully. It is difficult to master the Naldehra course as a misjudged drive would change direction on hitting the rocky part of the fairway. Hazards on the course include an artificial water tank, cliffs with greens on the edges, and a local temple. A game of golf can be pleasantly interrupted by a colourful procession of hillfolk bringing a deity from a nearby village to confer with the deity at the Naldehra temple. It is well worth spending a night or two in the log huts in Naldehra’s deodar forest. The woods are teeming with a variety of birds, and the apple orchards nearby offer fresh fruit. Naldehra is more than just a game of golf, it’s a complete outdoor holiday.

Naldehra Golf Club

Course Details 9 Hole Course, Distance 3,791 yards, built in 1920 (approx), Par : 68
General Info Private/Resort
Contact Number Tel: 91-177-487-739
Open April - November (depending on weather)
Best Season April - November (depending on weather)
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Additional Facilities Restaurant & catering, horse riding Accommodation Double Bed Golf Hut -1, Log huts -5
Accommodation Double Bed Golf hut with kitchen -1, Double Bed Rooms - 5
Clothing Light wollens in summer, Heavy wollens in Winter
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Club Address Naldehra, PO Durgapur, Shimla 171 012, Himachal Pradesh


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