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Wellington Gymkhana Club

The Wellington Gymkhana Club is located in the Nilgiris, Tamilnadu, approximately 3 km from Coonoor. The following facilities are available at the Club:- 18 Hole Golf Course, Golf Hut with Restaurant, Bar, Pro Shop and Sauna Room and Gymnasium.. Four Tennis Courts (three of which are synthetic), Card Room, Billiards Room, Gun Bar & Cozy Bar, Dining Hall / Restaurant, Cottages

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The Golf course Natural beauty of the Nilgiri Hills

The 6000 yards 18-hole Golf Course is the pride of the Club. Amongst the hill courses, this is perhaps the best maintained and playable virtually throughout the year. The lush fairways with gurgling brooks and dense forests bordering most of the lenght of the course are a challenge to even the seasoned golfer. There are flats on the course and then steep climbs and decents. Greens are well maintained and the bunkers are very different with more clayey soil than sand. The course at large is very picturesque and is a monor challenge to physical condition. The course has IGU membership. Regular rainfall poses a major maintenance obstacle, but modern equipment and close management help keep the course in good shape.

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Experience the

Heritage of a colonial style club

The Tennis Courts at The Wellington Gymkhana Club have recently been modernized and are use on a daily basis. A Tennis pro is available for lessons for members. Out of the three synthetic and one cement court, three are floodlit for an hour of game.

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The Wellington Gymkhana Club, situated at an altitude of approximately 6,000 feet nestles in the lush green hills of the Nilgiris.
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WHO WE ARE?

The Wellington Gymkhana Club is amongst the oldest clubs in the country and was established in 1873 to offer recreation and relaxation to the garrison stationed at Wellington. Situated in the lush rolling hills of the Nilgiris at an altitude of around 6000 feet above MSL, it encompasses perhaps the most beautiful 18 hole hill Golf Course in the country. Originally meant only for the armed forces the club was later thrown open to civilians. In 1843, The Marquis of Tweedale, Governor of Madras took a decision to establish the barracks at Jagadalla that turned out to be monumental in shaping the destiny of the area. After repeated attempts at establishing a cantonment at Ootacamund (Ooty) failed to materialize , a Convalescent Home for British troops was built at  Jagadalla, later named Wellington. In order to provide recreation facilities to the soldiers, a brick cricket pavilion was erected in 1873. This is considered the founding year of the Club . The name Wellington Gymkhana was however, adopted in 1916. Some Toda residents on the premises were relocated at Rhalia where a few families  survive to date.

A Race Course apparently functioned for some years before a longer track at Ooty came up. Its remnants can be seen even today. In the 1930’s the Club became popular with the Planters crowd. By then, it had a nine hole golf course, and facilities for cricket, polo, rugby and mounted sports. The first Indian member of the Club, Col Rajkumar Devraj Urs was admitted in 1943. During the War, the Club suffered as its membership declined. However, it was soon to receive a major fillip, as after partition the Defence Services Staff College (til then at Quetta, Pakistan) was established at Wellington. Maj. Ge.n. W.D.A Lentaigne, the first Commandant, and later Maj. Gen. S.H.F.J. Manekshaw saw to it that the Club prospered.

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THE GYMKHANA EXPERIENCE

Wellington Gymkhana Club is the perfect location for your golfing experience. With its beautiful location, challenging course and range of facilities, you need to look no further.

Our experienced team and on-ground staff is more than capable of make your golfing enjoyable and exceptional.

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TENNIS

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BILLIARDS & SNOOKER

At the Wellington Gymkhana Club, the Billiard Room retains its vintage ambiance.

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GOLF

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GYM

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ACCOMODATION

The stay at Wellington Gymkhana Club is set in a serene environment among lush meadows that offers delightful comfort to our members and their guests. To offer you a luxurious stay, all rooms are provided with heaters, TV, a direct dial telephone, laundry services and a fully equipped bathroom, in addition to stunning views of the golf course.

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