20 Nights / 21 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Chandigarh - Shimla - Delhi -
Kolkata - Chennai - Coimbatore - Ooty - Bangalore - Mumbai
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival you will be met by our representative and
transferred to hotel, where we will be holding the rooms on
ready occupancy basis. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast transfer to Delhi Golf Club. The 6972 yards,
PAR 72, 18 Hole Golf Course was redesigned by Peter Thompson
in 1977 - 78 and got a major fillip when it was chosen to
host the first ever golf tournament at the Asian Games in
1982. More than 500 Golfers walk into History every day, as
they play in the country's busiest course. The Club also has
a Nine Hole B Course used primarily by beginners. The first
hole on the main course is a 522 yards, PAR 5, which doglegs
to the left around a thorny bush rough. Afternoon return
back to Hotel.
Day 03: Delhi
Optional sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting Old and New
Delhi both. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Delhi - Chandigarh
Drive to Chandigarh. On arrival in Delhi, check in into
hotel. Afternoon half-day city tour. Overnight at hotel.
Have breakfast and proceed to Golf Club. Starting a Golf
Course in Chandigarh was conceived in the 50's, it took
almost 10 years for it to take shape. In 1960 a piece of
land was allotted and the club was established with an
initial membership of just 10 Golfers. The 09 Hole course
was enlarged to 12, when the benevolent governor - who
surrendered a major chunk of land from his official resident
- granted additional land to the club in 1966. It was only
as late as September 1983 that a regular 18 Hole PAR 72
Course was finally laid out over Sprawling 132 Acres.
Afternoon return to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 -
Chandigarh - Shimla
After breakfast drive to Shimla. Afternoon city tour of
Shimla. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 - Shimla
Shimla was summer capital during British Raj & no English
Township could be completed without a golf course. A
suitable site was finally chosen at Naldehra which is 23 KMS
away from Shimla. Course is carpeted by a fine spirgy turf,
which requires little maintenance. The PAR 68 Course is
basically located in a bowl & has 09 Holes, which can be
back played to 18. Come back to hotel for relaxing, dine and
Day 08 - Shimla - Delhi
Today we enjoy train journey from Shimla to Delhi. On
arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 - Delhi - Kolkata
Transfer to airport for flight to Kolkata. On arrival
transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 -
After breakfast transfer to Royal Kolkata Course. This
course was originally paddy field hence consequently is very
flat. Successive Committees have built mounds and planted
thousands of trees and shrubs. But the Royal's conspicuous
features are its strategically located water tanks and
natural water hazards. The most significant are the two
large tanks across the tenth Fairway, the 457 yards PAR 04
hole. From the tee, the tiger line is over the first tank
and must carry all of 230 yards. The after route to the
right leaves a very long second shot over the second tank, a
good 100 yards wide, to a small undulating green wickedly
trapped all around. Return back to hotel to relax,
Day 11 - Kolkata - Chennai
Morning transfer to airport to connect flight to Chennai. On
arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon sight seeing tour of
Chennai city. Overnight hotel.
Day 12 - Chennai
After breakfast transfer to Madras Gymkhana Club, it was
founded in 1886. Unique in that it is situated within the
2400metre oval of the guindy racecourse, it offers a
challenging game. The fairways at guindy are flat and fast
and encircled by the out of bounds racetrack. The greens are
lush and well maintained and also strategically located,
mostly along the track. Hazards on the course include not
only thick rough, bunders and water tanks, but also
unpredictable obstructions like the racehorses on their
workouts. The first hole on this course is a heavy looking
PAR 04 at 415 yards, it however takes a calculated and well
lofted drive to avoid the bunkers placed on the fairway, 130
yards from the tee. The second hole is an easy PAR 03 at 170
yards, with a tricky green, at the gradient of almost 30
degrees. Overnight to be spent at hotel.
Day 13 - Chennai
Free day to explore Chennai city, optional tour to
Mahabalipuram or revisit to golf club. Overnight Chennai.
Day 14 - Chennai - Coimbatore - Ooty
Transfer from hotel to airport for flight to Coimbatore on
arrival at Coimbatore, three hours drive will take you to
Ooty, a hill stations in South India. On arrival check in
into the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 15 -
After breakfast proceed to Ooty Golf Course, it follows the
soft contours of downland, with it's tonsured effect of tree
- bare heights, ringed with gorse and thickly wooded copses
of Eucalyptus, Oak Rhododendron and fir in the Hollows. The
altitude of 7600 feet a few degrees above the equator,
provides a combination of light/thin air which is near
intoxicant, and the ball travels much further than it would
in plains because of the rarefied atmosphere. The Ooty Golf
course is not only scenic but also quite tiring and it would
be wise for the visitor to play only 09 of the 18 holes on
the 01st day. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 16 - Ooty - Bangalore
Drive from Ooty to Bangalore, visiting beautiful country -
side. Overnight at hotel in Bangalore.
Day 17 - Bangalore
After breakfast transfer to Bangalore Golf Club. The 18-hole
course, started with browns, which were later converted to
greens. Scarcity of water in the area is a major constraint
and the course has very few water hazards. Besides trees and
deep ditches, the major hazard on the course is the
Bangalore crow, which often picks up the ball, mistaking it
for an egg. It is therefore, not surprising that the logo of
the Bangalore Golf Club depicts a crow with a ball in its
beak. Overnight at hotel.
Day 18 - Banglore - Mumbai (Bombay)
Transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. On arrival
transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour. Overnight at hotel.
Day 19 - Mumbai
After breakfast transfer to Bombay presidency Golf Club, A
green heaven amidst a concrete jungle. The 110 acre founded
in 1827, the PAR 70, 18 hole course was redesigned by Peter
Thompson to International Standards. Presidency's fairways
are narrow and tight, but its greens are undoubtedly the
best in the country, the real test at presidency, however,
is the variable and shifting sea breeze, which could fox
even the most experienced player. It is not a difficult
course, it's not too long, not too narrow, and yet not an
easy course to break par. The 5th hole is one of the most
challenging on this Mumbai Course. A 480 yard, PAR 05, a dog
leg to the right, with a fairway trap strategically placed
to catch the long hitter trying to cut the corner. Afternoon
drive back to hotel. Overnight to be spent at hotel.
Day 20 - Mumbai
Day free for personal activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 21 - Departure Mumbai
Transfer to International Airport for flight back home.
Tour ends... but sweet memories always remain.