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.
Day 02 - Delhi
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.
03 - Delhi
Optional sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting Old and New Delhi
both. Overnight at hotel.
04 - Delhi - Chandigarh
Drive to Chandigarh. On arrival in Delhi, check in into
hotel. Afternoon half-day city tour. Overnight at hotel.
05 - Chandigarh
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.
06 - Chandigarh - Shimla
After breakfast drive to Shimla. Afternoon city tour of
Shimla. Overnight at hotel.
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
08 - Shimla - Delhi
Today we enjoy train journey from Shimla to Delhi. On arrival
transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 - Delhi - Calcutta
Transfer to airport
for flight to Calcutta. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon city
tour. Overnight at hotel.
10 - Calcutta
transfer to Royal Calcutta 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, dine and overnight
11 - (Calcutta
Morning transfer to
airport to connect flight to Chennai. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Afternoon sight seeing tour of Chennai city. Overnight hotel.
12 - Chennai
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.
13 - Chennai
Free day to explore
Chennai city, optional tour to Mahabalipuram or revisit to golf club.
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.
15 - Ooty
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.
16 - Ooty - Bangalore
Drive from Ooty to
Bangalore, visiting beautiful country - side. Overnight at hotel in
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.
18 - Banglore - Mumbai (Bombay)
Transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. On arrival transfer
to hotel. Afternoon city tour. Overnight at hotel.
19 - Mumbai
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.
20 - Mumbai
Day free for
personal activities. Overnight at hotel.
21 - Departure Mumbai
International Airport for flight back home.