The Bombay Presidency Golf Club one of the founding members of the Indian Golf Union is amongst India’s most prestigious Golf clubs. Established in 1927 as The New Golf Club Ltd. on a reclaimed land of around 100 acres belonging to the Port Trust. The name was subsequently changed through a special Resolution to "The Bombay Presidency Golf Club Ltd." on November 25, 1931. A Parcel of the land admeasuring 25 acres was acquired for a royal sum of Rs. 37000.00 from St. Anthony’s Home Co-operative Society in 1937 & added to the existing 100 acres.
During the WW II, a tract of land to the right of the present 9th hole was requisitioned by the Military Authorities in 1943 for housing their officers & men. The land would have normally been de-requisitioned & handed back to the club but was re-requisitioned in order to house the refugees after the partition in 1947 & we were left with the present layout.
Located in the heart of Mumbai, covering 86 acres of land, BPGC has been serving the golfing fraternity for nearly 90 years. The course was re-designed by Peter Thompson of Australia a five time British Open Champion in the 60’s without charging a farthing at the behest of our own great (Late) Rajkumar Pitamber popularly known as Pit.
The present Master Plan was designed in 1996 by Neil Haworth and the course was relaid based on the Master Plan in 2007-09. This lush green golf course in the centre of the city provides breathing lungs to residents of Chembur. Promoting golf has been the primary objective of this club. A well experienced team of people maintains this course in a near perfect condition 24 seven. Besides an eighteen hole course the club also offers practice ranges, it runs junior golf camps with qualified coaches and holds Regional & National Championships periodically. There is also a ladies section as well for the women golfers. Various sponsored tournaments are held regularly in the club. Celebrity Golfers like Nick Faldo & Colin Montgomery have visited & played golf on our course & have appreciated the layout.
The club also has offers facilities such as well-maintained restaurant, three Banquet Halls, a Conference room, Health Club, a Swimming Pool, Billiards room & three very well maintained and adequately stocked Bars each different from the other with characteristics of their own. The club holds regular entertainment programmes for the members and their families.
The BPGC is the most prestigious golf club in Mumbai & in 2009 underwent extensive redesign & modifications to the course. It’s a very demanding course & has a large member community that is largely focused on golf.