The DLF Golf and Country Club , located in DLF5 in Gurgaon, was opened in 1999, with the first Arnold Palmer Signature course in the country. The club featured many other firsts – the first course to offer Night Golf and the first professional Golf Academy in the country were some of them. The club offered something for the entire family – tennis, squash, swimming, aerobics and a gymnasium.
The parkland style course soon grew to host some of the most coveted golf tournaments in the region. For the first time, the Johnnie Walker Classic, Asia’s premier event, was held in India at the DLF Golf & Country Club and was a resounding success. The Arnold Palmer Course staged six editions of the Women’s Indian Open (Ladies European tour - 2007-12), three editions of the Avantha Masters (European Tour - 2010–12), the Indian Open (Asian Tour – 2009), and many other events of notable repute.
The Golf Academy grew to have the largest and the most successful junior program in the country, and was also instrumental in introducing a big number of newcomers to the game.
The new Gary Player 18-hole Signature Course opened its first 9-holes in October 2013, and has recently opened the second 9-holes with the successful staging of the Women’s Indian Open for the seventh time. Widely recognized as the world’s most successful golf course architectural firm, Gary Player Design is renowned for its select and ecological approach to design. DLF took a lead in creating not only an excellent golf facility, but also a township around golf, which has become a model to follow across the country. The course is a scenic parkland design with dramatic landscape enhanced by ambient lighting.
The club also upgraded its facilities with the opening of a new golfer’s Pavilion equipped with new lockers, a restaurant and a bar. A new, well-stocked pro shop now caters to all needs of a golfer. The Academy too underwent major upgradation and recently opened its Performance Centre, a state-of-the-art training facility at par with the best in the world.