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Golf in Chennai

Golf in ChennaiGolf is a sport Chennai has taken over, with a lot of fervor. It was the favorite sport of the British Army and then was set up in classified clubs. The city has two 18- hole golf courses, one being at the Cosmopolitan Club and the other one at Gymkhana Club.

Many youngsters are taking to golf as a sport and are enduring dedicated coaching to perfect themselves in this sport. Senior corporate professionals have taken more into this sport and they consider this as an ideal sport to socialize, within the circle and to share information about their respective industries.

There are many health benefits of playing golf. This sport improves muscle tone and stamina at a long run. Long walks while playing Golf, helps in reducing body fat and is really good for heart.

  • The cost of buying Golf attires is around Rs 10,000 and the golf kit encompass of 14 clubs and a bag which is being provided by the golf institutes.

  • A new set ranges between Rs 25,000- Rs. 80,000 and a second-hand set - Rs.12,000- Rs 15,000.

Other Costs:

Golf shoes - Rs.4,000
Balls - Rs.50 each
Caps - Rs.400-500

Popular Golf Clubs in Chennai:

Gymkhana Club in Chennai:

The club came into existence in the year 1884 and is the proud owner of 18 hole, course. It has one of the oldest golf courses, in the whole of Asia. The club has an area of 6258 yards to play and it has a separate tee for ladies to play. The course is acknowledged for its complicated roughs and erratic wind. The course was initially established in Island grounds and later shifted to Guindy, where it stands till date.

Anna Salai Mt Rd, Chintadripet
Phone Number: 91 44 2536 8160

Charges at Gymkhana Club in Chennai:

  • Training Fee for Guests have to be accompanies by members
    : Rs 500
    Weekend/holidays: Rs 1200

  • Training Fee for Guests ,walk in
    : Rs 600
    : Rs 1800

  • Training Fee for IGU members
    : Rs 200
    Rs 600

  • Training Fee for Foreigners
    : Rs 500
    : Rs 1000
With prior notification to the Gymkhana, the club also has facility for handicaps to play on the course.

Rentals at Gymkhana Club:

Golf set: Rs 500
Trolley: Rs 25
Caddy fees: varies from Rs 150 – 200 depending on the category.

Cosmopolitan Club in Chennai:

The cosmopolitan club was established in the year 1873.The other club that was in existence during this period was Madras club, but it was open to only the Europeans. The affluent local people of the city felt a need for a club and hence this club was born.

PB No.371, 63 Anna Salai
Phone Number: 28525836

Charges at Cosmopolitan Club in Chennai:

  • Training Fee for Guests accompanied by guests
    : Rs 650
    Rs 1500

  • Training Fee for Guest walk in
    : Rs 750
    : Play - accompanied by members

  • Training Fee for Foreigners
    : Rs 650
    Play - accompanied by members

Rentals at Cosmopolitan Club:

Golf set – Rs 750
Shoes – Rs 100

AKDR Golf Village in Chennai:

This club has a 220 yard driving range and has a 9 hole course.

3/381 Rajiv Gandhi Salai
Phone - 91-44-24961617

Coaching Fees at AKRD Golf Village in Chennai:

Adults, Per Hour - Rs 900
Children, Per Hour - Rs 600
Adult, Package - Rs 10,000
Children, Package - Rs 6000
Working Hours: 6 am – 5 pm, on all days

Chennai is looking at improving its infrastructure for golf and providing world class training to individuals who are interested to take this up professionally. Currently people who are passionate about golf have to spend a lot of money and have to travel abroad to gain experience and expertise. The organizers of various golf events, feel that they are seeing less young girls coming into this sport and they are looking at opportunities to increase their interest. Click here to read more on various other sports in Chennai

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