Golf in Indore
Every golf course has a unique layout and a different landscape. In a golf course each hole must contain a ‘Tee Box’, to start a game and also ‘Putting Green’ which contains the actual hole. This game is termed as one of the healthiest game as it requires you to walk a lot and that too in green.
Many kinds of hazards are created on a golf course and each course is unique in some way or the other. Golf is one of the oldest games and is played almost all over the world but the limitation of the area required for the play does not make it available everywhere.
But for aesthetic pleasures of sports enthusiasts of Indore the good news is they can now enjoy the sport at some of the sites of Indore. Although the golf courses available here are not very big and lavish but few of them fulfill the basic requirements of the game.
One of the finest golf courses in the city is Royal Garha golf Course, spread in the area of descent 19 acres of land. It has 9 holes against 18 as per the international standards but course with 9 poles, 152 yards course and par 3, it was designed by late Col. KD Bagga, it claims to be one of its kinds in India.
This plush golf course with artificially created beautiful landscape, boutique, water body is a must visit for the golf lovers of the city. The unique boutique course is not available anywhere else in the country. The small area does not make it easy for the players.
The tough course demands accuracy of shots and little room for errors is available. Royal Graha Golf course also arrange summer camps for education of the game and have two coaches to educate students and other members. This Golf course was inaugurated on 17th March, 2013 with a tournament played by 49 players and many professionals tried their hands on this Golf course. The winners of the game were later awarded in the ceremony at the end of the celebrations.
The city is still growing and getting aware about the sport, but the people of Indore are showing a lot of interest in the sport, after the opening of their own golf course in the city. Some other clubs have also started giving small training and coaching for the game, claim to have a golf course but they really need to perk up their green areas a lot to be called a ‘Golf Course’. Country club has a small area for the game which they have name as mini Golf Course and a well known sport club of the city, Yeshwant sports club also provide coaching for the game.
Right now Royal Garha Golf Course is the only Golf Course in real terms in Indore. The developers are working hard to develop it further. The club is not offering membership as yet as they are in process of making a club house, after which they will launch their club full fledged, but still people come here to enjoy the game.