The 9 hole public golf course in Navi Mumbai, Kharghar Valley Golf Club, announced that they would expand the course to a full 18 holes. Delhi based Golf Architecture firm, Golf Design India, has bagged the contract from the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO).
The CIDCO course which consisted of a championship 9 holes with elevation changes, elaborate bunkering and water bodies against the backdrop of the Parsik Hill Range had been operational for approximately the last decade and has become a haven for Mumbai golfers who cannot access the two overcrowded courses at Chembur (Bombay Presidency Golf Club) and Mahalaxmi in South Mumbai (Willingdon Sports Club). This should lead to a growth in the number of players in the major financial centre of the country. The CIDCO course is close to the India headquarters campus of Reliance Industries and will be accessible from the proposed Navi Mumbai airport. The course had hosted a few amateur tournaments in the past two years and has an avid set of regular golfers who play there regularly.