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Sports in Ooty

Ooty has always been celebrated as a tourist location, so the sports opportunities in this diverse landscape have been overlooked. Of course, adventure sports have gained prevalence in Ooty over time, as the number of footfalls per year is very high, in order cater to the demands of those who love adventure tourism.  There are opportunities to experience the thrills of trekking, hang-gliding, fishing, mountain biking, boating and angling in this land.

Golf in Ooty

Ooty’s colonial past carries forward the legacy of Europeans, with Ooty Golf Course and Ooty Racecourse. The Golf Club is located at an altitude of 7600 feet; the club was founded in 1896. The Golf course spreads over an area of 193.56 acres with 18 holes. An annual amateur golf championship takes place in summer every year since 1906.  The Golf course has the facilities to accommodate golfers inside its rooms and tents. Apart from Golf, billiards, cards and table tennis, swimming can also be practiced here. 

Golf in Ooty

Races in Ooty

Another such sport that engrosses Ooty is horse Race. Ooty Racecourse is built for horse racing that is organized during summers, i.e. from April to June. The racecourse occupies an area of 55 acres with a 24 km long course. The race course lies at an altitude of 2,268 meters.The Nilgiri Gold Cup Race’, is an important race of this course and other features as The Nilgris 1,000 Guineas, The Nilgris 2,000 Guineas and the Nilgris Derby Stakes. This is possibly one of the most beautiful racecourses of our country.

Sports in Ooty

Other Sports in Ooty

There is a Cricket Pavilion in the central Part of Ooty Gymkhana Club, built in 1873. The Club has an excellent tennis facility with three synthetic and one clay court. There is a also a well maintained billiards table for Snooker.

Sports goods Shops in Ooty

Though not too many sports are played in Ooty, yet there are some shops in Ooty which sell sports goods and accessories like cricket bats, sports shoes, golf balls, football, tennis and badminton racquets and so on.

Lachmi Narain Stores
No 75, Opposite Big Shop Near Theatre,
Commercial Road,
Ooty - 643001
(91)-423-2442561, 2452921

Sara Sports

No 20, Near Bakes,
2nd Street, M.S.Lane,
Ooty - 643001

Baba Electricals Electronics & Sports

No 80, Commercial Road,
Ooty HO, OOTY - 643001
0423, 2443709

Arab Stores
3/1171, Market,
Ooty - 643001

Sri Lakshmi Electricals And Sports
33/39, MS Lane, Upper Bazar,
Nilgiri, Ooty - 643001 (Also serves Nilgiri)

Shanghai Company
Commercial Road,
Commercial Road, Ooty - 643001

Maruthi Sports
2, Yuba Building,
Church Hill Road,
Ooty - 643001

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