I have now been living in Gurgaon for 18 years…. that trivia wasn’t necessary, but it is relevant when I speak from the point of view of someone who has literally seen Gurgaon grow. Gurgaon now stands as one of the most coveted residential destinations. From the posh Golf Course Road to the villages camouflaged behind, Gurgaon is a city of contradictions too! The city’s expansion has been monumental. When there is copious demand, there has to be equivalent expansion too!
Golf course Extension Road is one such expansion project, that began as an underdog but soon came to be the most concentrated upon in terms of residential development. Making my reservations about moving to Golf Course Extension Road clear, she emphatically put “If Golf Course Road is Lutyen’s Delhi, Golf Course Extension is Gurgaon’s South Delhi!”.
And for those who can’t own an Aralias, Camellias, Belaire and others or can’t buy it for any price, Golf Course Extension Road is the address. Geographically the Extension road is located between Gawal Pahari and Badshahpur. And the appeal of the road is connectivity to Gurgaon’s prime business district of Cybercity, MG Road and Golf Course Road, and includes new sectors like 61, 62, 65, 66, 67…
Food For Residential & Corporate Investment
Golf Course Extension Road is touted as the next destination for luxurious residential projects in Gurgaon. Apart from DLF’s projects, the other launches along this stretch are Ansal API’s Esencia, M3M’s Golf Estate, Pioneer Group’s Pioneer Park, Emaar MGF’s Emerald Hills, Tata’s Raisina Residency and IREO’s Grand Arch. Infrastructure is still lacking on the stretch but easy access wins brownie points for it.
Commercial projects like M3M 65th Avenue, Corporate Edge, Suncity Success Tower and Universal Business Park are flanking this 6.7 km long stretch.
Schools, Hotels… & More
Golf Course Extension Road is home to prestigious schools as Shalom Presidency, St. Xavier’s and DPS International. Though multi specialty hospital W Pratiksha is the lone hospital in the area.
Double Tree by Hilton and Club Florence are stay options here. Club Tivoli is an all round banquet, bar and restaurant on the road.
M3M Cosmopolitan Mall is the only mall on the Golf Course Extension Road. The complex houses shops and eateries as Brick ‘n Bean, Barista, Unbox Taste, Picket Lane, La Pino’s Pizza and Om sweets amongst them. The mall also has Gold Gym, salons- Cut ‘n Style, Faces, Showrooms- Skechers, Jockey and Kids play area- Juplay.
The complete length of the road is dotted with plant nurseries and auto repair shops… considering the state of the roads, these are sure to come in handy, if you ever get stranded!
Gastronomy… & Nightlife!
Though Golf Course Extension area is wanting for a stable infrastructure and maintenance of roads, the area has seen sprouts of restaurants and pubs on the stretch.
Restaurants and Cafes– Naivedyam, Favito Pizza, Tea Shop , Golf Cake Shop and The Garden.
Pubs and Bars– Motoziel, The Outbackers, Jolly Rockers, Bootlegger’s Republic and Bottoms Up.
Dhabas– Desi Dhaba, Extension Dhaba, Sri Ram Dhaba and Apna Dhaba.
Wine Shops– Discovery Wines, Lakeforest Wines and L1 Wine Shop.
The construction for metro to be extended through Extension Road-Southern Peripheral Road, is underway on the Rapid Metro line along the Golf Course Road and it will terminate at the edge of the Extension Road.
Other infrastructure projects like the Dwarka-Gurgaon Expressway, the Western and Eastern Peripheral Expressway, the Metro link (up to HUDA City Centre) and coming the proposed high-speed Metro have further boosted the realty prospects of the Golf Course Extension Road in the NCR.
South Delhi… or not, this is Golf Course Extension Road…. enroute!