The Poona Club Ltd, one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in the country, has a glorious 131 years history dating back to 1886. The list of founder patrons of the Poona Gymkhana was a compilation of the who’s who of the 1880s, the Aga Khan, Maharajas of Jodhpur and Rajpipla, The Gaikwad of Baroda, Sir Dorab Tata, Sir Cusrow Wadia, Sir Victor Sassoon, The Nawab of Junagad and a few other very highly decorated and renowned dignitaries.
The club was registered with the Registrar of Companies on 31st August 1931 and presently has over 6000 Members in various categories.
The club spans 3 locations – the Main Club on thirteen and half acres of land, the Swimming Pool and Squash Court Complex on two and half acres and the Golf Course on 96 acres, all in prime areas in the heart of the city.
The club offers practically all modern sports disciplines having world class facilities like Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Swimming Pool, Health Club as also Indoor Games like Billiards and snooker, Card Room, Scrabble and an extremely popular Children’s Park. In addition to a 18 Hole Golf Course and a Cricket Ground and Pavilion, the jogging track is a spectacular walker’s paradise, the pride of the Club and undoubtedly one of the best in the city having varied flora and fauna and a lush shaded canopy.
The Club also has 18 Deluxe Residential Double Rooms with catering and laundry facilities. There are 3 restaurants providing choicest multi cuisines, 4 permit rooms, a bakery and a Club Shop for daily needs.
We also have a library on the premises which is housed in a heritage building. Further, a total of 12 Party Venues in varying sizes are available for hosting private parties / functions. The club also organises a large number of entertainment programmes.
We have reciprocal affiliations with 77 clubs in India and 14 international clubs. The reciprocity provide a huge advantage to members from clubs like yours, when they travel to Pune.