Golf Links, New Delhi
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Golf Links is a neighbourhood in New Delhi, India. It is very close to Khan Market, the most expensive market in India. It is one of the most expensive properties to buy in India, where the cheapest houses sell for millions of US dollars. It is considered one of the richest neighborhoods in India[where?], and the name is inspired by the Delhi Golf Course nearby. It is also very close to a similar neighbourhood called Jorbagh, and is a very low-key locale. It has only 210 independent houses. In 2008, a select few properties were sold, for an average price of $8 Million, resulting in the valuation to reach 4 lakh/sq. yard, the highest ever amount paid.
In 2010-11, some properties were sold at an average price of $12 Million to certain ultra-wealthy families. These valuations have dramatically raised the profile of the locality and each household is worth at least US$ 15-25 Million.
It is located in Central Delhi, and is close to India Gate, Supreme Court,Delhi High Court and other important government offices. the larger plots are on the outer edge facing Lodhi Road and the Delhi Golf Club, while the inner plots are much smaller in size. The profile of the neighbourhood has undergone a significant change, with several high-profile purchases of property taking place in the past few years.
In 1997, due to a kidnapping of a certain child in the colony, this area shot into national limelight. Thanks to the then Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral's personal intervention, the Delhi Police enhanced the security to a very high level, and it currently enjoys round the clock patrolling by Delhi Police and guards hired by the residents association.
Neville Tuli, Kuldeep Bishnoi (Member of Parliament),
Dushyant Dave (Supreme Court Senior Advocate),
Rajendra K. Pachauri, Naresh Trehan, Dr Arvind Taneja, Bhawani Shanker, Dr Arvind Kishore, Ranveer Singh Oberoi, Sneha Singh, Prashant Solomon, Palaniappan Chidambaram, Awini Ambuj Shanker, Prem Shankar Jha, Mrinal Zaveri, Arjun Walia, Manish Maheshwari, Sanjiv Maheshwari, Col. S.P.S. Khurana,Vipul Kapoor,Sanjeev Sharma
R.K. Dhawan, Rohit Gandhi and other foreign dignitaries call Golf Links home. The European Commission to India also has its Head Office in Golf Links, as is the Azerbaijan Embassy. The CNN, BBC, Reuters and AFP India Chiefs reside in Golf Links.
Peaceful with its leafy environs, it is one of the best places to live in New Delhi, and is a major status symbol.