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Dwarka to get golf course soon

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will create an 18 hole state-of-the-art golf course in Dwarka, where domestic and international championships can be held. Sidhartha Roy reports.

delhi Updated: Feb 12, 2013 23:14 IST
Sidhartha Roy

Residents of Dwarka will be very soon able to tee off in style at a golf course of their own.

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will create an 18 hole state-of-the-art golf course in Dwarka, where domestic and international championships can be held. The DDA had last year hired a consultant for the project and a layout plan has been submitted to a screening committee for approval.

Spread over an area of 173 acres, this golf course would be DDA's biggest. It will be much bigger than DDA's two existing golf courses at Lado Sarai (110 acres) and Bhalswa (100 acres), but smaller than the Delhi Golf Club (220 acres).

"The layout plan is ready but we need to change the land use of a small portion of the proposed golf course," said a senior DDA official, who did not wish to be named. "Once this process is done, tenders would be floated for the development of the golf course," he said.

The project is coming up at Dwarka Sector 24, next to the proposed diplomatic enclave and international convention centre planned by DDA. The golf course will also be very close to the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

According to the DDA, the golf course would be open to anyone on a 'pay and play' basis. Users would be able to pay a nominal fee, on per person per day basis, to use the facilities.

Apart from the golf driving range, the complex would have a training centre, club house, swimming pool and gymnasiums of international standards. There will be space to keep golf carts and a place to accommodate golf caddies. The site, though big enough, is linear in shape and a storm-water drain passes through it. DDA plans to include the drain in the layout of the golf course.