Planning a Golf tour in India is one of the best ways
to experience the sporting spirit in India closely. A
large number of international standard courses designed
by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus are offered at the
golf courses providing the golfers with adequate challenge.
In India, the Golf tours cover many places like Delhi,
Mumbai, Jaipur, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Ooty,
Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad, Gulmarg and Srinagar.
The Golf Courses in Delhi and Jaipur are worth visiting
and widely applauded by the golf lovers from all over
Riding on the success of Indian golfers, the game of Golf
has made rapid strides across the length and breadth of
India. Over the years, Indian pros have consistently raised
the bar in international events and the domestic tour
is being organized in a professional manner.
The coming of age of Indian golf that started with
Ali Sher's memorable Indian Open triumph is continuing
unabated with the golfers breaking fresh grounds in
distant lands. Jyoti Randhawa and Arjun Atwal topping
the Asian Tour Order of Merit, Gaurav Ghei's qualification
to the British Open and Atwal becoming the first millionaire
out of the Asian PGA are but a few of the glorious achievements
by Indian golfers.
In addition to the good showing by the players, the
Indian Golf Union (IGU) is making earnest efforts to
improve the standard of the game in the country. In
1995, in a landmark decision, the IGU agreed to form
a separate body called the Professional Golfers' Association
of India (PGAI).
The game got another shot in the arm when the PGAI
decided to hand over the managing and marketing rights
of the Tour to a professional company in 1997, with
Delhi-based Tiger Sports Marketing winning the rights
in an open bid.
At present, the Indian PGA Golf Tour is titled the
'Amby Valley PGAI Tour' after Sahara India acquired
the title sponsorship rights.