Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC), popularly known as the race course, is one of the oldest horse racing turfs in India. Located near the Victoria Memorial Hall at Kolkata
, it was officially founded in 1847. Apart from horse races, this turf was also used for playing polo. The horse-race starts from July to September and November to March. The race is generally held on Saturdays and other public holidays.
The club has billiards /snooker room, club bar, ladies bar and Baqlava lounge. The club library contains a number of books. Membership of the library is limited to club members only.
The clubhouse is opened from 09:00 to 21:00 hrs and closed on race days. Formal dresses are recommended. Ladies and Gentlemen who wear suits/safari/National dress/shirt and tie are appreciated.
The clubhouse and its facilities are restricted for the use of members only. Member can introduce two guests for a Racing day for the purpose of entering into the membersí enclosure. Pets are not permitted in the premises.