Delhi Golf Club (DGC), New Delhi

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The Delhi Golf Club is a prominent golf club situated in Delhi,India. It has ultra restrictive membership, with well over a waiting period of over 50 years for prospective members. It is located on 220 acres of prime real estate on lease from the government, on Dr. Zakir Hussain Road, in the New Delhi Municipal Council area of New Delhi. It is close to Delhi's top tourist sites of India Gate, Humayun's Tomb, Delhi Zoo, and Lodhi Gardens. DGC comprises 18-hole course which is part of the Asian PGA Tour, and a shorter 9-hole course, and sprawling club house with swimming pool.HistoryThe original course, called the Lodhi Golf Club, laid out in the 1930s by the then Chief of the Horticultural Department, was much larger than the present walled area, and included parts of present Golf Links and Kaka Nagar. The Lodhi Golf Club, however, had few members, and was barely sustainable, except for a brief period during the Second World War when Delhi was awash with Allied officers who patronized the club. In 1948, the club had eighty members, and in 1951, when it became the Delhi Golf Club (DGC), its membership was no more than 120, and was barely sustainable. The Club was saved from dissolution by Indian officers belonging to the Indian Civil Service, including Dharma Vira, founder member of the DGC, who petitioned Prime Minister Nehru to lease the government land to the club at a low annual rent for thirty years. Since that time, the Government of India has favored the DGC with very permissive lease terms and low annual rents that have no relationship to the actual value of the land. The DGC has evolved as a favorite watering hole for senior Civil Servants, Police Officers and the business and social elite. The walled area of the club includes a large number of interesting Mughal archeological remains such as the famous Lal Bangla.
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  • We had more trouble making advance bookings for our holiday golf than for anything else on the trip. They are most unhelpful. Once we got there, communication is poor. Note that you cannot use cash to...  more »
  • I have eaten here many times and the quality of food remains excellent. I love the general atmosphere of the place and the staff are superbe. Fran  more »
  • Always great to visit the Raj type clubs of Delhi, tasty food, laid-back charm, good service as the staff knows you, different experience than the fast food type treatment at restaurants. One needs to...  more »
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