A slew of banks and financial institutions all over India offer special credit cards that come with certain privileges that cater to customers who range from part-time golfers to golf aficionados. These cards give holders access to a wide range of clubs and golf courses situated not just in India, but all over the world.Some of the most attractive golf credit cards in India are as follows:
The HSBC Premier MasterCard offers cardholders exclusive golfing privileges as well as access to some of the finest golf courses all over India.
YES Bank Mastercard provides cardholders with attractive offers and programs at golf courses around India, which can be booked through their 24 hour concierge service
Citibank provides holders of the CITI Prestige Credit Card extremely attractive golfing privileges and offers.
Standard Chartered offers holders of the Visa Infinite Credit Card special golfing offers all over India as well as the rest of the world
ICICI Bank provides holders of its Experience Credit Cards exclusive offers at some of the top golf courses spanning the entire length and breadth of India
The HDFC Diners Club Black credit card offers cardholders a wide range of golfing related privileges and services all over India and across the world.
ABN AMRO offers holders of the Platinum Greens Card a wide range of golfing related benefits throughout India and across the world, along with attractive offers on golfing equipment and much more.
You will be the best judge in this case. It depends on how often you use a golf course facility. If you are someone who visits golf courses quite often and enjoys the game, you can consider getting a gold credit card as it will help you save a lot of money. Golf, in general, is an expensive game.
Yes, you will be required to make a prior booking to use the facility. For a particular tee-off date, the bookings usually open 15 days in advance. However, this may vary from one golf club to another. It is advisable to get in touch with the golf club that you are visiting to have a clarity about it.
In general, card issuers offer the golf privileges for the primary cardholder only. However, you can get in touch with your issuer to understand the terms and conditions and have a better idea.
Yes, you will be allowed to invite guests to play with you. However, the charges for the guest player will have to be borne separately.
No, it is not mandatory for you to bring a guest along with you. However, there are golf clubs which do not allow single players on weekends (and even on weekdays, in some instances). In such cases, the golf club might tag one single player with another if that suits the requirements.
Yes, you can cancel your confirmed booking at a golf course. However, in such cases, the booking has to be cancelled at least 6 days before the tee time. You should also keep in mind that some golf clubs do not allow the cancellation of bookings.
In case you are unable to make it for the golf session and you fail to cancel the booking on time, the free slot that you have availed through your golf credit card will be deducted from the total number of complimentary slots that are available on your card.
Yes, in most golf clubs, you will be required to present your handicap certificate to be able to use the facility.
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