After the success of the Noida Golf Club, which opened back in 1988, the new Noida International Golf Course project in Sector 151A, which was started in July 2021 and was to be delivered in December 2022 has met a hurdle and the project delivery date has been now extended to March 2024.
As per newspaper reports, currently, 43% of the work is complete, but further delays persist. The estimated cost for the 113-acre golf course is Rs 94 crores, with Rs 26.8 crores already spent. Officials are actively negotiating with farmers to resolve the land issue and have filed a police complaint regarding illegal encroachment
Membership fees ranging from 10 lakh to 3 lakh are funding the project, with 931 out of 1000 slots filled. Interviews for the remaining 31 slots are pending. The clubhouse will feature amenities such as a conference hall, gym, spa, billiards hall, tennis court, guest rooms, and luxury suites.
The project, once complete will help satisfy the huge demand for the overcrowded Noida Golf Club which has a long waiting list. The Noida development authority was the first to develop a govt owned and operated golf course followed by the Delhi Development Authority’s Qutab Golf Course and then Haryana’s Panchkula Golf Club.
The DDA subsequently built a 9 hole golf course in north delhi at Bhalaswa and now are building an 18 hole championship course with convention centre in West Delhi at Dwarka, very close to the IGI Airport, which is due to open in 2024.
More city authorities need to follow suit and use waste land to create Golf courses as self funding green lungs which add tremendous value for residents of their cities without costing taxpayers.
Photo – Noida International Golf Course