Kurmitola - Bangladesh

Kurmitola Golf Club,
Dhaka Cantonment,
Dhaka,
Bangladesh


  • +88 02 8752520

  • Col Sardar Hassan Kabir

  • Frank Pennink, Dr. Sukitti Klangvhisai

  • Not known

Kurmitola Golf Club was formed in the mid 1950s, moving to their present site just south of Dhaka’s Zia International Airport a decade later. The course was routed over 125 acres by renowned designer Frank Pennink, with the layout subsequently revised in more recent times by Dr. Sukitti Klangvhisai. 

An interesting course with tree-lined fairways and plenty of intimidating water hazards, Kurmitola is also home to the Dhaka Oddball Golf Society (DOGS), a group of expatriate golfers who compete every week for the 'Chief of the Pack' award – or rather, they try not to come last, as that person is presented with what gets collected in a doggy poop scoop! 

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Description: The layout at Kurmitola Golf Club was routed over 125 acres by renowned designer Frank Pennink, with the layout subsequently revised in more recent times by Dr. Sukitti Klangvhisai. Rating: 3 out of 6 Reviews: 1

So this is the best course in Bangladesh, but being that there are only 14 courses in the country of over 150 million people, Kurmitola Golf Club 11th hole - photo by Scarlettit shouldn't be seen as a ringing endorsement. But it is what it is and if you're looking to play golf in Dhaka, this is the place to go. All of the courses in Dhaka are run by the military as semi-private clubs, but visitors are able to get a game. With compulsory caddie the game cost 1700BDT which is about USD30 which was probably fair enough. Front nine easier with much more open space. Back nine has more water in play and asks more of the golfer to really go for their shots. Not really any great design features and conditioning was okay. The main aesthetic advantage of the course is that it's a bit of a green and clean sanctuary from the general hectic crush of the city.
3 / 6
Kurmitola
February 26, 2015


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