Royal Calcutta Golf Club

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Royal Calcutta Golf Club
Club information
Coordinates 22°29′35″N 88°21′18″E / 22.493°N 88.355°E / 22.493; 88.355Coordinates: 22°29′35″N 88°21′18″E / 22.493°N 88.355°E / 22.493; 88.355
Location 18 Golf Club Road, Tollygunge
Kolkata 700 033, India
Established 1829
Total holes 18
Website rcgc.in
Par 72
Length 7195/6871[1]
Course rating 73.6/72.1[1]

Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) in Kolkata, India was established in 1829 and is the oldest golf club in India and the first outside Great Britain.

RCGC has an 18-hole golf course with the following detail:[2]

  • Yardage: 7195/6871
  • Par: 72
  • Rating: 73.6/72.1
  • Mostly flat terrain, small greens and natural water hazards.

The Royal Calcutta Golf Club is the oldest golf club outside the United Kingdom and is the second-oldest outside of Scotland. The oldest club outside Scotland is The Royal Blackheath in London, established in 1766.

King George V and Queen Mary conferred the title "Royal" to the Club to commemorate their visit to Calcutta in 1911. Apart from golf, it offers tennis courts and a fine swimming pool. The Club also maintains a Lawn Bowls Pavilion in the Kolkata Maidan.

The most suitable time for play is October through March.[2]

The club is currently undergoing a series of makeovers to bring it up to contemporary world standards and to make the course one of the best and most sought after in Asia. It is trying to restore its image of being the St Andrews of Asia.

S S P Chowrasia is a member, his father was a greenkeeper and he started out as a caddie, but he currently plays on the European Tour.

Scorecard[edit]

Royal Calcutta Golf Club[1]
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue 359 151 405 520 426 422 415 403 398 3499 432 409 368 194 413 503 356 379 428 3479 6978
White 347 143 375 487 409 417 400 355 389 3322 414 399 337 179 394 489 351 355 418 3336 6658
Yellow 340 139 365 460 398 367 314 349 346 3078 385 349 331 156 350 405 330 335 364 3078 6083
Red 304 136 325 454 353 328 298 340 342 2880 378 343 286 127 324 401 328 332 362 2881 5761
Par 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 36 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 36 72
Handicap 11 17 3 13 9 5 1 15 7 2 8 14 16 4 12 18 10 6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.rcgc.in/golf_course/score_card.php
  2. ^ a b Golf courses in India

External links[edit]

Official website