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The Calcutta Ladies Golf Club (C.L.G.C.) is one of the oldest ladies golf clubs in the world. It was the first of its kind (of the ladies, by the ladies, for the ladies) to be established, controlled, and managed independently by lady golfers on their own separate premises. The club was instituted and inaugurated by twelve lady members on the afternoon of May 7, 1891, in the most picturesque part of the Maidan in the Heart of Calcutta (now Kolkata) with a regulation 9-hole golf course.
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The Royal Calcutta Golf Club was founded in 1829 and first used a site at Dum Dum, where the city’s international airport now stands. After a series of moves, the Dum Dum Golfing Club, as the Royal Calcutta was originally called, settled finally towards the end of the century in the city’s southern suburbs.
· The history of golf is rich and the Calcutta tournament is no different. The style began in the 1800s in the city of “Kolkata” in India at the Royal Calcutta Turf Club which is the oldest golf courses (and second outside the UK). It was known as the “St. Andrews of Asia” and is still a top pick if you ever get the chance to play there.
Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) in Kolkata, India was established in 1829 and is the oldest golf club in India and the first outside Great Britain. RCGC has an 18-hole golf course with the following detail: Yardage: 7195/6871; Par: 72; Rating: 73.6/72.1; Mostly flat terrain, with many natural water hazards with water lilies and largish greens.
What is a Calcutta in golf? I hear you ask. In simple terms, a Calcutta is an auction-pool wagering system in golf that goes by a variety of names such as ‘Golf Calcutta’, ‘Calcutta auction’, or ‘Calcutta sweepstakes’. It is used at some tournaments, and not just in golf. In golf, a Calcutta is most common at a tournament featuring 4-person teams, however, a Calcutta can be held in conjunction with any type of golf tournament.
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