Golfing In Delhi: Equipment, Etiquette & Where To Play

Editors posted on 30 January

Golf sounds frightfully complicated to the unaware. So, we enlisted the help of pro-golfer Kanishk Madan and avid enthusiast Arjun Talwar to help fill the nine holes in our information.

What To Know

Levels: There are three levels of golfers – Junior and Sub-Junior, Amateur and Professional. The Professional Golf Association {PGA} of India is sort of like a central governing body that handles all Indian golfers.

Investment: From coaching classes and attire, to equipment and club charges, it can easily set you back between INR 60 – 70,000.

Activity: Golfing requires you to be super-fit. This includes strong hip muscles, flexible hamstrings and a stable back.

Dress Code: Most clubs and courses follow strict rules about how you’re supposed to be dressed. Golf style almost always involves a collared shirt, a visor or cap, pants, and sneakers, ultimately graduating to golf shoes.Remember Sunblock if it’s a hot day, and a good rain jacket for wet conditions. 

Golfing Etiquette

Starting off, be mindful of the following things.

Don’t Lag Behind: This doesn’t mean you need to rush, it just means when it’s your turn to swing, take one or two practice shots and go for it.

Pecking Order: Generally, the player with the best score on the previous hole gets to go first, but this can vary from group to group, so it’s important to get a sense of how your group plays, and wait for your shot.

The Course: Find out where you’re allowed to drive your cart {not allowed on the putting green}. Also, if you end up taking out a piece of turf while hitting a shot, try and fix it back in its place, or fix the hole with some seed mix.

Watch Yourself: Watch where you’re standing. A good rule of thumb is to stand to the side and slightly behind the ball; golfers don’t enjoy anyone interfering with their shot.

Golf Courses In The City

Most clubs are member exclusive, but allow non-members to book a session at a fee. We recommend getting in touch with your club of choice beforehand.

Jaypee Greens

An 18-hole course and the only Greg Norman designed golf course in India.

Resorts

Block B, Jaypee Greens, Greater Noida

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Unitech Golf & Country Club

A members only, nine-hole course, the course has the maximum number of bunkers you can find in a nine-hole course across the city.

Noida Golf Course

An 18-hole par 72 golf course, located very centrally in Noida.

Delhi Golf Club

One of India’s premier golf clubs, it’s centrally located and comprises the Lodhi Course {part of the Asian PGA tour} and the shorter nine-hole Peacock Course.

Sports Venues

Near The Oberoi Hotel, Dr. Zakir Hussain Road, Golf Links, New Delhi

Air Force Golf Course

The course runs parallel to a race track and a polo ground, so you can add horses to your list of visuals while you play a round. Foreigners need special permission to be able to use this course.

DLF Golf & Country Club

This 18 hole Championship Course has the Aravali range as a backdrop, and is designed by Arnold Palmer, generally regarded as one of the greatest pro-golfers.

Sports Venues

Phase-5, DLF City, Gurgaon

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ITC Classic Golf Resort

The first Jack Nicklaus course in South Asia, the course comprises 27 holes of three nines each {The Ridge, The Valley and The Canyon}. This course is located an hour outside the city, so it’s ideal for a short weekend golf getaway.

Tarudhan Valley Golf Resort

A nine-hole course, Tarudhan also has a driving range, a putting and chipping area and a pro shop. Another great option for a weekend dedicated to playing golf, since it’s located an hour outside the city.

Resorts

1, Tehsil Taru, Bissar Akbarpur, Manesar, Haryana

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Qutab Golf Course

The first public golf course developed in the country. What started as a nine-hole course, became an 18-hole course in 2002. There is also a 250-yard driving range, and they also offer training facilities. A good bet for beginners.

Sports Venues

Press Enclave Road, Lado Sarai, New Delhi

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Sirifort Sports Complex

Sirifort offers a driving range, and a pitch & putt course available to non-members for a daily fee.

Sports Venues

Siri Fort Institutional Area, Siri Fort, New Delhi

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