Ootacamund Gymkhana Club

Old Pykara Rd, Fingerpost,

Ooty, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu 643006

  • Office

    +91 423 244 2254
  • Pro shop

    +91 423 244 2254
  • Fax

    +91 423 244 5967

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes.

  • Designer:

    Original layout by Colonel Ross Thompson (Corps of Royal Engineers, British Army).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6208
Par
70
SSS or slope

Location

Latitude:

11.416935

Longitude:

76.672398

How to get there:

4 km W of Ooty centre / 86 km NW of Coimbatore.

Ootacamund Gymkhana Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1896

Ootacamund Gymkhana Club: The town of Ooty is home to a revered and very natural golf course. Occupying 193 acres of the rolling Wenlock Downs, here you can expect plenty of elevation change, and not a little help for your long game ... the beneficial effect of playing at 7,000 feet above sea level.

This ages old layout is spread across undulating wooded downland. With the Nilgiris range (Blue Mountains) in the background, the predominantly tree-lined course (and beyond) is full of eucalyptus, oak and rhododendron, and gorse in the more open "downland" stretches.

The course might be a bit on the rustic side, with the grass trimmed by local bovine grazers, and blue stones indicating the boundaries between fairway and rough. But like many of its golfing antecedents in the British Isles, it is steeped in history and guaranteed to put some fun and adventure back into your golf ... and perhaps a bit of Indian spice as well.

Stay&Play at Ootacamund Gymkhana: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: Rs.1000 (all days).

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].

Did you know?

Ooty (short for Udhagamandalam) is a resort town in the Nilgiris Hills of southern India. Also know as the Blue Mountains, they form part of the southern section of the Western Ghats mountains that run for nearly a 1,000 miles down India's west side.

Founded as a British Raj summer resort, Ooty retains a working steam railway line. 15 km southeast of Ooty is the town of Wellington, home to the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), a training establishment for middle level officers of the Indian army, navy and air force.

Where2Stay

  • Ootacamund Gymkhana Cottages

    Fingerpost, Ootacamund, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.

    +91 423 244 2254

    Visit website

    Ooty Cottage rooms are both relaxed and casual. The cuisine is described as "adventuresome" and made with the finest and freshest local ingredients. There are plenty of interesting tourist spots to explore nearby, including botanical gardens, lakes, boat houses, water falls, wildlife sanctuaries and tea estates.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Ootacamund Gymkhana

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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