Western India

Western India extends to just over half a million square kilometres, with around 150 million people inhabiting the four states and two territories that comprise the region. The coastal city of Mumbai, which was known as Bombay up until 1995, is the capital of the state of Maharashtra, and it’s the largest city by population in the country with more than 20 million inhabitants.

Royal Bombay Golf Club was founded in 1842, thirteen years after Royal Calcutta was established, but it didn’t survive. Two of the older clubs in the region that still exist are Willingdon Sports Club, formed in 1917, and Poona Golf Club, which was founded just a few years later.

Courses in the West include Oxford, a Phil Ryan of Pacific Coast Design layout that’s located in the Sahyadri Hills to the south of Mumbai, Aamby Valley, which David Hemstock established on a site near Pune, overlooking the Shayadri Ranges of the Western Ghats, and Bombay Presidency, where Nelson & Haworth redesigned the original late-1920s course in more recent times.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Western India

Kalhaar Blues & Greens

1st Western India - Best in Area

Developed by the Navratna Group within a sizeable real estate project, the layout at Kalhaar Blues & Greens was only the second Nicklaus Design course to open in India when it debuted in 2012.


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Oxford Golf & Country Club

2nd Western India - Best in Area

Phil Ryan of Pacific Coast Design laid out the course at Oxford Golf & Country Club, routing the fairways of the front nine along the sides of a valley, with the back nine holes set out on the valley floor.


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Aamby Valley

3rd Western India - Best in Area

Set on an enchanting plateau, the club hosted the inaugural Aamby Valley Asian Masters tournament on the Asian Tour in May 2006.


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Bombay Presidency

4th Western India - Best in Area

Bombay Presidency Golf Club was established in 1927 and it has been described as offering “classic golf on a tight site”...


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5th Western India - Best in Area

The layout at Poona Golf Club is much changed since it was first laid out in 1922, with its original 135-acre site now trimmed down to 94 acres. Pacific Coast Design also upgraded the course’s browns to greens in 1994.