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Golf is a royal game played generally by the rich and famous people in the world. Kolkata welcomes you to once such gold club known as Fort William Golf Course. It was built in the year 1963 for developing the game of golf. The target group for the same were the retired defense personnel staying in Kolkata. This course has 18 holes, Par 71, 6180 yard layout. It is very beautifully constructed with six water ponds and numerous lines of trees around the side.
Royal Calcutta Golf Club holds the distinction of being the country's earliest golf course. Founded in the year 1829, it was originally laid close to the city airport but was relocated to its present location in the year 1910. The golf club got to be known as Royal Calcutta Golf Club after a visit by Queen Mary and King George V in the year 1911. Water obstacles, petite greens and a flat topography are some of the golf course's key features.
What earlier was an Indigo plantation and later a Royal Park, is now the popular and elite country club called Tollygunge Club. Established by Sir William Cruikshank in 1895, it is nothing but 100 acres of lush green lawns, tropical flowers and rare plants. The green space is home to many exotic species of birds and has a book titled 'Birds & Trees of Tolly', by Kushal Mookherjee dedicated to it. This 18-hole golf course also has 6 tennis hard courts, 2 swimming pools, equestrian training center, 4 squash courts and billiards tables. If you are in no mood for sports, then simply relax in the outdoor bar or avail of therapeutic treatments at the on-site spa. While the other clubs have restricted entry and allow only members, this club welcomes tourists. So while you are in Kolkata, do visit this exclusive golf club.