Bangalore Golf Club (BGC)
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The BGC is the oldest golf course (on the same site) outside the British Isles & was established in 1876
A Phil Ryan redesign ( Pacific coast architects) this course is centrally located with 2 luxury hotels located alongside

Gallery2 - A Phil Ryan redesign ( Pacific coast architects) this course is centrally located with 2 luxury hotels located alongside

A Phil Ryan redesign ( Pacific coast architects) this course is centrally located with 2 luxury hotels located alongside
The green on the 14th - a Par 3, 148 yard hole is full of undulations & can be a easy 3 putt sometimes

Gallery3 -The green on the 14th - a Par 3 , 148 yard hole is full of undulations & can be a easy 3 putt sometimes

The green on the 14th - a Par 3, 148 yard hole is full of undulations & can be a easy 3 putt sometimes
Its a  18 hole, Par70, 6118 yard course that is rated 68.5/118

Gallery4-Its a 18 hole , Par70, 6118 yard course that is rated 68.5/118

Its a 18 hole, Par70, 6118 yard course that is rated 68.5/118
Expect a few birdies on this course, especially the 2 legged kind

Gallery5-Expect a few birdies on this course , especially the 2 legged kind

Expect a few birdies on this course, especially the 2 legged kind
View from behind the 4th hole.The tall fence borders the course & ensures a stray hit does not land up along the busy roads that run alongside the course

Gallery6-View from behind the 4th hole.The tall fence borders the course & ensures a stray hit does not land up along the busy roads that run alongside the course

View from behind the 4th hole. The tall fence borders the course & ensures a stray hit does not land up along the busy roads that run alongside the course
BGC ,Bengaluru - The colorful sunset at the world's oldest golf course (On the same site) outside the British Isles . This is a 18 hole ,6161 yard , Par 70 course

Gallery7- BGC ,Bengaluru - The colorful sunset at the world's oldest golf course (On the same site) outside the British Isles . This is a 18 hole ,6161 yard , Par 70 course

BGC, Bengaluru - The colorful sunset at the world's oldest golf course (On the same site) outside the British Isles. This is a 18 hole, 6161 yard, Par 70 course
Golfers teeing off from the 16th hole tee box.This is a 339 yard, Par 4 & a slight dogleg left hole

Gallery8-Golfers teeing off from the 16th hole tee box.This is a 339 yard , Par 4 & a slight dogleg left hole

Golfers teeing off from the 16th hole tee box.This is a 339 yard, Par 4 & a slight dogleg left hole
View of the golf course at the Bangalore Golf Club (BGC) from the clubhouse.

Gallery9-View of the golf course at the Bangalore Golf Club (BGC) from the clubhouse

View of the golf course at the Bangalore Golf Club (BGC) from the clubhouse.

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About this course

BGC is the oldest golf course (in the same site) outside of the British Isles. Established on a summer evening on June 24th of 1876, the land was previously used by a army regiment as a rifle range & training area. The course started as a 12 hole design & was transformed many a time the last being a redesign in 2000.

The annual tournaments between BGC & the Madras Gymkhana club (started in 1878) are the oldest inter-club annual matches anywhere in the world. In 2002 the fully redesigned course was opened & had the distinction of being one of the few courses in India that pioneered the use of recycled effluent water for irrigation of tees, fairways & greens
During the redesign the brief was to accommodate a 18 hole course in a 60 acre plot ( a rather tight squeeze), with a minimum of criss-crossing & without cutting a single tree.

Phil Ryan, a gentle, soft spoken civil engineer turned golf architect who has vast experience in working in the Asian continent finally came up with a “new plan” which gained universal acceptance. The new plan sets in a totally restructured & landscaped course, that is tight & calls for a premium on accuracy with the huge tree cover & is a treat to play. Of the total cost of nearly Rs 40 mn INR, 90% was generated from the internal resources of the Club & the rest by generous donations from industrial houses & individuals.


The course currently plays to a 6118 yardage from the men’s tees as a Par 70,18 hole course

TRIVIA : Lt .Winston Churchill spent some time in Bangalore when he was 22 years of age & records show he left behind a debt of Rs 13 at the Bangalore Club . This was written off by the committee on 1.6.1899 as an ” irrecoverable sum”.



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