A Cup Of Tee: Ace Your Backswing At These Golf Courses In Kolkata
Dig golf? Kolkata has some great options for putter-based fun. Here's our pick of the best places - so go ahead and par-tee on! Spend your weekends playing golf at these sprawling greens in the city.
Royal Calcutta Golf Club
By far one of the most popular destinations in the city to golf, RCGC in Tollygunge has an 18-hole golf course. It’s the oldest golf club outside the British Isles - it was founded back in 1829! You can also hire golfing equipment and get access to their swimming pool, tennis courts and gym.
‘Tolly’, as it is fondly called, boasts of an 18-hole, 70-par, 100-acre championship golf course which has been designed by internationally reputed golf architects. The floodlights allow you to play even after the sun has set. The club also has a practice range, putting green and you can even get private lessons if you want — get ready for a one-of-a-kind golf experience.
Calcutta Ladies Golf Club
The Calcutta Ladies Golf Club is one of the world’s oldest ladies golf clubs. It was established by and continues to be managed solely by lady golfers. The 9-hole golf course on the Maidan is accessible to members and their guests (men can only play as guests of the lady members).
Fort William Golf Course
It's absolutely gorgeous but we are sorry to report that the 9-hole course at Fort William has limited membership. Not everyone has access to the course — it’s primarily a facility for the army. If you know someone senior in the forces, you may be allowed in as a visitor.
Yule Tea Lounge & Golf Course
Eco Park’s newest attraction, you can now play golf while sipping on Darjeeling tea in this one-of-a-kind golf course-cum cafe.The 9-hole and 3-par course golf range is perfect for business meetings or a relaxed afternoon out.