Golf in Pakistan
Golf in Pakistan probably won’t get too many golfers excited, but this could be the highlight of any golfers career and at least one that is unforgettable. See more info on golf in Pakistan here:
Golf in Pakistan is the only game in which Pakistan literally started from a scratch. The game was introduced and patronised in the Sub-Continent by the British. After partition, a big void was created and the game might have been extinct in Pakistan had not we had a few die-hards who made an enormous effort to keep the game alive. Foremost among them was Tajuddin Salimi of PWR Club. Lahore and Rashid Habib of Karachi in West Pakistan and Maj. Mohsin Ali in the East Wing. Until 1958 Lahore with its two golf clubs, the Lahore Gymkhana and PVTR Club and Tea Estate Golf Clubs in East Pakistan were the main centres of golfing activities.
In 1960, the Pakistan Golf Union was formed with Karachi, Dacca, Rawalpindi, Lahore Gymkhana and PWR as its founder members, with Chief Justice Cornelius as its first President and Rashid Habib the Vice President, Tajuddin Salimi was elected Honorary Secretary and held this office till 1965, when he became the official coach of the PGU.
Since 1971, new Pakistan golf clubs have come up at places like Kharian, Jhelum, Multan, Gujranwala, Okara and Bahawalpur with Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi also developing additional Golf Courses. In Pakistan, these days clubs have an affiliation with Pakistan Golf Federation and the Provincial Golf Associations. Golf membership is on the increase and about 5,000 members test their skill on these Pakistan golf courses. Play golf in Pakistan on our next Asian golf holiday.
The Arabian Sea Country Club
The Arabian Sea Country Club is a golf course located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan one of Asia golf’s more interesting golf courses! The Country Club is the collective result of a group of companies, spearheaded by former test cricketer Javed Burki. The 18 hole, par 72 golf course has been designed by K. Okada San of Taisei Corporation of Japan. The Clubhouse and other facilities were designed by Architect Asad I. A. Khan and constructed through the management of Zaeem Lutfi and FMCL. The Arabian Sea Country Club has a golf course along with an elaborate Swimming Pool Complex, Sauna, Jacuzzi Steam bath and Fitness Centre.
The Karachi Golf Club
The Karachi Golf Club is a golf course situated in Karachi Pakistan. The 27-hole golf course is the oldest golf club in Pakistan and one of the oldest golf courses in Asia. The course was turfed, landscaped, and filled with greenery, making it one of the largest green areas in Karachi. The Karachi Golf Club was an affiliate of the Sindh Club in 1888 and registered as an independent club in 1891. The course was relocated to the present site in 1953. In 1991, renowned architect Peter Harradine designed the 18 hole Championship Course. The 18 hole Green Course was created a year later and in 1993 nine more holes were built. The three courses are now referred as the Blue, Yellow and Red Courses. Golf in Karachi has gained popularity and the Karachi Golf Club is a favourite pick. This Pakistan Asia golf club is where the Pakistan Open is hosted.