Best golf courses: India

India: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
New Delhi
Wilkinson, J.H. et al

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New Delhi

Designer

Original design by General J.H. Wilkinson; renovated by Peter Thomson (1977) and Gary Player (2019).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Hunt, Bob

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Designer

Bob Hunt (of PGA Design Consulting).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Mumbai (Bombay)
Pacific Coast Design

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Mumbai (Bombay)

Designer

Phil Ryan of Pacific Coast Design.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New Delhi
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New Delhi

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus signature course.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Coimbatore
Thompson, Col. Ross

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Coimbatore

Designer

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

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
On application
Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Thomson, Peter

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Designer

Peter Thomson (of Thomson, Wolveridge and Associates).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New Delhi
Hawtree, Martin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New Delhi

Designer

Martin Hawtree

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Mumbai (Bombay)
Hemstock, David

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Mumbai (Bombay)

Designer

David Hemstock (of Hemstock Design Ltd).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kolkata (Calcutta)
Thomson, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kolkata (Calcutta)

Designer

The club moved to its present location in Tollygunge in 1910. The original layout has undergone several modifications, and was most recently redesigned by Peter Thomson (1997).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New Delhi
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New Delhi

Designer

India's first 18-hole Greg Norman design.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Ahmedabad
Nicklaus Design

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Ahmedabad

Designer

Nicklaus Design

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Srinigar
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Srinigar

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Pacific Coast Design

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Designer

The original layout has undergone several modifications, and was most recently redesigned by Phil Ryan of Pacific Coast Design (2000).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
On application
Mumbai (Bombay)
Nelson & Haworth

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Mumbai (Bombay)

Designer

The original layout has undergone several modifications, and was most recently redesigned by Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth (2009).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Pacific Coast Design

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Designer

Phil Ryan & Peter Rogers (of Pacific Coast Design Ltd)

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hyderabad
Hemstock & Heblikar

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hyderabad

Designer

Original design by David Hemstock (1992). Lengthened and extended from 16 holes to 18 by Nandan Heblikar of Golf Design Group (2014).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Kolkata (Calcutta)
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kolkata (Calcutta)

Designer

Recent revisions by Phil Ryan and Vijit Nandrajog.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New Delhi
Palmer & Player

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

New Delhi

Designer

Palmer course (9 holes): nine holes from original Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole course (1999).
Player course (18 holes): nine holes from original Palmer course remodelled by Gary Player (2013), and nine new holes designed by Player (2015).

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124th US Open: the No.2 Course at Pinehurst once again plays host to this most illustrious championship (June 13-16). Wyndham Clark defends his title, having won at Los Angeles CC in 2023.

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Nelly Korda: won the Mizuho Americas Open (May 16-19) at Liberty National GC, continuing her extraordinary form in LPGA events. This was her sixth win in seven starts in 2024.

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Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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