Willingdon Sports Club
Willingdon Sports Club
4.5
6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Freedom64559880025
Mumbai, India5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
OLD ERA CLUB WITH MOUTHWATERIN FOOD, EXCELLENT SERVICES,ENOUGH SECURITY.
ENOUGH PARKING. LUSH GREEN SAROUNDING.
TOTALL ENJOYED.
Written 27 December 2023
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Neville S
Mumbai77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Undoubtedly the best club in Mumbai or May be in India. Has it’s not flare and standards which are unmatched. The newly introduced Garden Cafe has delightful snacks from a full selection of Surti dishes to Sandwiches. The Veranda and lawns are unmatched. Just a heavenly place with a safe children’s garden. The club offers varied sports facilities with a state of the art golf course.
Written 29 June 2023
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Kirit
Mumbai, India17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
The royal club for the Members only with Golf Club n good ambience n huge property but visit on week days to avoid rush on holidays n do not miss the Crisp hot freshly made Waffles served with Honey n Butter is the speciality of the club.Par excellence as compared to other clubs in South Mumbai.
Written 22 June 2023
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Vijay Vaid
Mumbai, India99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Enjoy going there forGolf and use their Dinning Facilities which are very good. Their Changing Room is neat and clean..
Written 5 June 2023
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Sarosh K
Incline Village, NV139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
As a member since childhood, my memories of people, events and activities at the club cover the gamut of experiences and emotions.

I learned how to swim, play tennis, badminton, golf (not very enthusiastically or well, at the behest of my golf-mad father), steal a kiss, and flirt with my pubescent playmates at the Willingdon, or as its known to its denizens, simply “The Club”.

Its not that there are no other clubs in Bombay, but it’s the only one which does not require a qualifying proper noun to identify it.

Going to the Club was a perfectly well understood and acceptable teenage activity as far as parents were concerned, and they probably thought it was solely for the sports and athletics. But it also served as cover for romantic adolescent endeavors. There was a bit more license to cavort with members of the opposite sex at the Club, than in the outside world, as it was understood that they were socially acceptable as girl friends or mates, that our parents and relatives knew each other. However, it also made for a small world, where everyone one met knew everyone else one knew. So this freedom did impose some behavioral restrictions. Nothing stayed secret from parents very long, but the experimentation was generally viewed somewhat benignly. On balance, a plus.

The facilities are top notch, catering as it does to the elite of Bombay society, as it has done since it was established, over a century ago.

It continues to provide a serene oasis, a refuge from the cacophonous hustle and bustle of commerce in the undisputed hub of business life in India. The extremely large grounds, which encompass a golf course, numerous tennis, squash, and badminton courts, many buildings and facilities, a plethora of restaurants and cuisines, are unique in a city where each square foot of land is prized and rare.

The demeanor of the service staff has lost some of the dignified bearing i remember from many decades ago. However, the food is simply the best, justly renowned, and is only rarely improved upon by any of the many restaurants in town.

A meal on the verandah, overlooking the lawns and golf course is one of my pleasures while visiting Bombay. And an akoori on toast, accompanied by chocolate cream in a glass of Coca Cola (known to the staff as a coke float) is my de rigeur breakfast following a morning swim. Can’t be beat!

The membership rolls, always exclusive, have been closed since 1985, except to the children of a member; so the only way to enter the Club is as the guest of a current member, or as a member of one of several reciprocal clubs around the world.

If while in Bombay, you have an opportunity to visit the Club, you will be glad you did, as it harks back to a bygone era of unhurried elegance, old world Colonial charm, and gracious living.
Written 28 December 2022
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antat88
Mumbai, India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Willingdon is always classic, could be a bit more inclusive. Some unnecessary rules, but its home.
Written 18 March 2020
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Yasmin Tavaria
Mumbai, India21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Ambience is excellent. Starters are very nice. Food is also very good. Old world charm about the place and open air lawn seating is available. A good evening spent
Written 11 February 2020
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Naresh1936
Mumbai, India361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The best of Mumbai’s scores of clubs, it is situated in the heart of South Mumbai. It has a swimming pool, a mini golf course and indoor games facilities, besides several dining facilities serving excellent food. However, the entry to club is restricted to its members and accompanying guests only.
Written 30 January 2020
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marcusssydney2018
Sydney, Australia318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Royal Willingdon Sports Club is old India, to a tee. You can only get in through reciprocal membership of another club. I'm in Royal Over Seas League but I know other clubs have reciprocal rights. I think only the member can get it, ie.you can't bring guests who are not members of a reciprocal club. You would think it was about the early 40s. The Raj was in it's twilight, but nothing has changed here. It's kind of like watching a retro movie set in Eton or an Oxbridge college in the 1930s (I wish I could have photographed the dressing room the golfers use). The surroundings are exquisite. The verandah is a delightful place for drinks and snacks. The great and the good of Bombay are here (never use that M-word name, but especially not here). Lots of Parsee ladies in slacks and blouses with exquisite jewellery. Slightly spoilt little Bombay madams using Daddy-ji's card and sipping daintily from huge mugs of beer. Welsh rarebit, all-day breakfast (with BACON available) and all lovely Raj type food on the menu. Live music, nothing post 1948 was played. Great value drinks and food in a very relaxed, up-market atmosphere. Membership closed in the 1980s, only children of current members can get membership. I had Sunday lunch here and left feeling very relaxed. A classy blast-from-the-past with service par excellence at ridiculously cheap prices!
Written 23 January 2020
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MNSB
Mumbai, India1,808 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Business
Willingdon sports club is the best club in Mumbai.
It's the only golf course in Mumbai City.
Club is 100 year old
Area is 120 Acres .
It has acess by members or their guests .One can go there without a member of club .
Good restaurant and bar .
Gym and all sports facilities and a library.
Written 9 August 2019
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