New Delhi: The pride of super luxury communities of Gurugram, the impeccable DLF Golf, and Country Club has been honored with the coveted ‘Asia Pacific Order of Zenith’ by Asia Pacific Golf Group at the Asian Golf Awards 2018.
The award ceremony was part of the 2018 Asia Pacific Golf Summit which was staged from November 1-3 at Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. While the DLF Golf and Country Club became the first golf club of the country to receive this honor, Mr. Aakash Ohri, the Senior Executive Director of DLF5 received the title of ‘Asia Pacific Personality of the year’.
The ceremony was attended by delegates from over 22 countries. A unique award designed to recognize distinguished golf clubs and permanently enshrine these clubs in a hallowed class all their own, the Asia Pacific Order of Zenith is the highest and most prestigious award reserved for a select few golf clubs in Asia.
The prestigious and much sought – after Asian Golf Awards are devoted to recognizing and honoring the best in the Asia Pacific Golf industry and are widely regarded as the “Oscars” of golf awards in Asian golf industry. The Best Locker Room awards also went to DLF Golf and Country Club and Mr. Vishal Bharti, AVP, DLF Golf and Country Club was awarded with the Legion of Leaders Award.
Situated on the Raghavendra Road (erstwhile Golf Course Road), Gurugram, DLF Golf Course was inaugurated in 1999. DLF Golf and Country Club holds the distinction of being the first course in the country to offer Day/Night Golf, thus making golfing in summers a truly enjoyable experience. The Club boasts of brand new 18 holes Championship Golf Course designed by Gary Player commissioned in 2015 and the original 9-hole course designed by Arnold Palmer.
Over the past decade and a half, this club has hosted many Asian and European Tour professional tournaments, including the Asian, Australian, and European co-sanctioned 2½ million dollar Johnnie Walker Classic in 2008. Among other tournaments hosted include European Tour-sanctioned events like the Avantha Masters (2010 2011 and 2012), the Hero Men’s Indian Open 2017 and six editions of the Hero Women’s Indian Open.
The Golf Club also has the first professional Golf Academy in the country which equipped with Performance Centre, a state-of-the-art training facility at par with the best in the world. The Golf Academy’s Performance Center comprises 2 Hitting Studios, 1 Putting Lab/Fitness Studio. The Hitting Studios offer golf instruction by leveraging advanced digital golf teaching technology. Each Studio is fitted with the V1 Pro 4-camera system and high-speed cameras, the SAM Balance Lab, the K-Vest and the Trackman launch monitors to enable golfers to assess their game accurately.