Gallery2-The green at the 191 yard , 2nd hole .This is the toughest course with OB along the right
Gallery3-The Railway golf course is heavily wooded & has a abundance of trees in play.4 of the holes have blind shots making it a challenging design
Gallery4-The Railway course has lighting which allows for the practice facilities to be used upto 2000 hrs during the Summers
Gallery5-The green at the very short 3rd hole - its a 77 yard par 3 hole . The green is narrow & punishes a errant shot with a bunker along the right & thick rough along the left
Gallery6-Panoramic view of the 7th hole & the practice putting green .This green is also shared with the 9th hole
Gallery7-Entrance to the Golf course
Gallery8-Most of the greens are large & fronted by bunkers at the Railway golf course
Gallery9-The compact clubhouse at the Railway course provides basic F&B facilities
About this course
Located in the upmarket Chanakyapuri area the NORECO (Railway Eco park) is a golf course which is hidden from view for almost all the golfers – literally & otherwise. The course is situated on the San Martin Marg and alongside the busy M G Road & is surrounded by a thick forest like grove of trees making it practically invisible to the casual observer. Its a 9 hole, 1367 yard, Par 28 course than is open to both Indians & foreigners.
Owned by the Indian Railways it is called the NORECO club (Northen Railway Eco Park) & is actually a pretty decent golf course – that has its fair share of challenges. 8 of the holes are Par 3 holes that range from 76 to 191 yards in distance & the course has a single Par 4 that is a 313 yard design. Atleast 4 of the holes have blind tee shots as the green is obscured by trees or mounding making this a course where accurate shots of the tees are rewarded. The greens are surprisingly very good & the bunkering is still work in progress.
A compact clubhouse with basic F&B amenities is in place. The course is a good option for both beginners & the expert golfer to sharpen their short game. The greens are large, OB is in play on atleast 3 of the holes & one of the greens is shared across 2 holes. With the green fees at sub Rs 150 INR & easy access this is a good course for a quick round of 9 holes. The driving range is floodlit allowing for night practice. Timings for the practice facility are from 0700 to 10 am & 1600 hrs to 1900 hrs typically in the Winter. In Summers the evening timing is from 1700 hrs to 2000 hrs.