Golf that has never before been on the radar of a tourist travelling to Rajasthan is a niche segment of tourism that is fast picking up in Jaipur. Havelis and forts are a secondary preference for Japanese and Koreans, who drive down every weekend just to be on the ‘greens’ in the ‘Pink City.’
One of the trends of the last decade around the world has been growth of investment in golf in a bid to increase the number of foreign visitors and enhance tourism revenue. And being a part of the Golden Triangle for Jaipur is a definitive plus that has now put the city on the global golf map.
“Every weekend, the Japanese and Koreans drive down from Neemrana and Delhi especially for a game of golf. And in the past, their numbers have been increasing,” said Rajiv Gandhi, secretary, JDA Rambagh Golf Course (RGC). Some of them are so passionate about golf they even play 36 holes at a stretch.