Kurmitola Golf Club

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Kurmitola Golf Club
Kurmitola Golf Club (26617164703).jpg
Formation 1956
Headquarters Dhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Bangladesh
Official language
Bengali
Website Kurmitola Golf Club

Kurmitola Golf Club is a golf club in Dhaka Cantonment, Bangladesh. Operated by Bangladesh Army. The president of the club is the present Bangladesh army chief general Aziz Ahmed[1][2] The club has been described as "prestigious".[3][4]

History[edit]

The Club was formed in 1956. It was shifted to its present location in 1966.[5] In 2016 the golf club was offered by the foreign ministry of Bangladesh to diplomats residing in the country; after outdoor activities by diplomats were cut over security fears.[6] Siddikur Rahman a former caddy at the golf club become the first Bangladeshi in history to compete in golf at the Olympics in 2016.[7][8] The club has held professional national and international golfing tournaments.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kurmitola Golf Club". kgc-bd.com. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Friendly golf tournament held". The Financial Express. Dhaka. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  3. ^ "'We have wasted our talent'". The News on Sunday. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Humble 'Bengal Tiger' Siddikur eyes Olympic golf glory". Daily Mail. AFP. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  5. ^ "History of KGC". kgc-bd.com. Kurmitola Golf Club. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  6. ^ "No armed pvt guards". The Daily Star. 11 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  7. ^ "'Tiger Woods of Bengal' Siddikur Rahman makes Olympics history for Bangladesh". The National. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Rahman carrying Bangladesh's first-medal hopes". espn.com. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Sajib grabs lead on rainy day". The Daily Star. 31 March 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Rashid Khan Tips Siddikur Rahman as Favourite in Bangladesh Open Golf". NDTVSports.com. Press Trust of India. Retrieved 26 September 2016.

Coordinates: 23°47′57″N 90°23′47″E / 23.7993°N 90.3963°E / 23.7993; 90.3963