Golf and India has a very old relation. When you read about golf history the book remains incomplete without India’s name in first few pages !!!
St Andrews known as mecca for golf formed in 1754, Golf was brought to India by British Colonisers, making it the second golfing – playing nation in the world.Golfing in India goes back to the colonial period when the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) was founded in 1829 – the first golf course established outside British Isles. Soon after Royal Calcutta Golf Course in 1829 India had the second golf course in Bangalore – Bangalore Golf Club formed in 1876 and then Shillong Golf Club in 1886. Today in India you can play golf at Historical Courses and at the same time enjoy golf at Championship courses. In India you can play golf almost anywhere, for this outdoors sport is widely played by a cross-section of people to the country’s often-dramatic background. In the hills and high Himalayan fastness, in metropolitan cities and in small towns, by lakes and forests, or surrounded by tea estates, out in the desert and in old British cantonments… the flavour of India is visible everywhere that golf in the country is played.