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Day 01 - Arrive - Delhi
On arrival in Delhi you will be met
by our representative and transferred to hotel where we
will be holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. Overnight
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.
Day 03 - Delhi
Optional sight seeing 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.
Day 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.
Day 06 - Chandigarh
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 K.MS 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 overnight stay.
Day 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
Day 10 - Calcutta
breakfast 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 stay.
Day 11 - Calcutta -
Morning transfer to airport to connect
flight to Madras. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon
sight seeing tour of Madras city. Overnight hotel.
Day 12 - Madras
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 race
course, 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 - Madras
Free day to explore Madras city, optional
tour to Mahabalipuram or revisit to golf club. Overnight
Day 14 - Madras - Coimbatore
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
Day 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.
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 -
Transfer to airport for flight to Bombay.
On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour. Overnight
Day 19 - Bombay
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 Bombay 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 - Bombay
Day free for personal activities. Overnight
Day 21 - Departure
Transfer to Airport for flight to
you next destination.