Founded in 1829, Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) is the oldest golf club outside the British Isles. The club was formed at
, earlier known as the Dum Dum Golfing Club. The first amateur golf championship of India was held at RCGC during Christmas in 1892 with players from Ceylon, Burma, Penang, and Singapore. The registered office at the present location started in 1908. In 1911, the club was honored by King George V and Queen Mary who conferred the title "Royal" to commemorate their visit to Kolkata
The club offers 18-hole, par 72 challenging golf course. The course is dotted with famous ponds. It has the facility of caddie, buggy and shoes, and umbrella. The Royal has been the shared venue of the All India Championship since 1958. There are a couple of tennis courts and a swimming pool.
RCGC remains closed on Mondays. Casual dresses are recommended.