Jorhat Gymkhana Club

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Jorhat Gymkhana Club
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Jorhat Gymkhana Club
Club information
Coordinates26°43′57″N 94°13′20″E / 26.732608°N 94.222263°E / 26.732608; 94.222263Coordinates: 26°43′57″N 94°13′20″E / 26.732608°N 94.222263°E / 26.732608; 94.222263
LocationClub Road, Jorhat, Assam 785008
Established1876; 143 years ago (1876)
Total holes9

Jorhat Gymkhana Club is a sports venue located in Jorhat, Assam. Club built in 1876 by D. Slimmons. The club has been a venue for horse races, lawn tennis grass courts, swimming pool, billiards, polo, golf, cricket etc. ever since its inauguration. The Governor's Cup is played here every year with a lush green 9-hole golf course circuit.[1]

The club's golf course is list into the World Heritage list as the oldest golf course in Asia and the third oldest in the world.[2] The club offers facilities in lawn tennis grass courts, swimming pool, billiards, polo, gentleman's bar and cinema theatre. The cricket ground here is known as Jorhat Gymkhana Ground and has a capacity of 8,000 as well as has a turf wicket. The ground hosted the CK Naidu Trophy which is Under-19 Indian Cricket tournament matches.[3] The club is home of Khelmati sports club uses this ground for practising cricket and The Club road was the first asphalt road laid which connect the City Centre with the Jorhat Gymkhana Club.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jorhat District
  2. ^ Jorhat Gymkhana Club Golf
  3. ^ "Jorhat Gymkhana Ground". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
  4. ^ Bharatonline

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