HISTORY OF CALCUTTA LADIES GOLF CLUB

The Calcutta Ladies Golf Club (popularly known as CLGC) is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the Calcutta Maidan half concealed by the tall graceful trees. Instituted on May 7 th,1891 with a membership of only 12, the CLGC and it's fairly tough little nine hole course has done much to foster the development of ladies' golf in the city.

The club had to wait some ten years before it could erect a premises of its own. In those days military edict prohibited permanent structure being put up on the Calcutta Maidan and this regulation, which indeed has not been abolished, has an interesting historical origin.

In 1931, the original canvas tent was replaced by wooden structure built on wheels and rails to permit easy moving and to circumvent the permanent feature clause. The original golf course was more of a series of putting greens and that the club also had a croquet lawn which remained popular for many years.

The funds were raised by members which was headed by Lady Curzon wife of the Viceroy, Lady Fraser wife of the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal, and contributions from RCGC with courtesy extended by them in permitting members of the Calcutta Ladies Golf club to also play over its courses.

The CLGC is the first of its kind in the world and the Army has always been very helpful and cooperative in maintaining the identity and uniqueness of this course. The CLGC first came to real importance in 1905 when the first All India Ladies Amateur golf championship was arranged over the old course of the Calcutta Golf Club(RCGC) course and the trophy was presented by Mr. G.H. Walker.

On December 26,1969 the Ladies section of Indian Golf Union was born.

It is interesting to note that the drinking water had to be transported every day from the Royal Calcutta Golf Club house, situated across the road in the maidan.

Many enjoyable competitions like , medal round, bogey round and both wives and husbands, couples, twosome tournaments are played on this challenging course, braving the many hazards of players, animals and trams criss- crossing the course.

All of us are privileged to be members of this oldest ladies golf club in the world, which is run very efficiently and entirely by the ladies for the ladies and of the ladies.

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Major Events

  • Gold Cup Tournament

    26 Feb 16  
  • Ladies Tea Meet

    27 May 16  
  • Calcutta Ladies Open Golf Amateur Championship

    Date to be announced  

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