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Ah, clubs! The exclusive preserve of the rich and famous. Who wouldn't want to belong to this privileged group? But alas, it is not for all. And no, clubbing someone will not help you get an entry into the precincts! Here are some of the clubs that the city's elite visit to simply chill out. . . .

The Residency Club

One of the city's newer clubs, The Residency Club, was established in 1986 to meet the growing needs for social and recreational amenities in the city. The club is particularly known for hosting several social events and exhibitions besides recreational and entertainment activities. Membership is open and you pay Rs 1,50,000/-for a life membership. At Rs 2,50,000/- you can gain exclusive membership to Residency Gold, a select club within the club with several additional privileges and perks.

Address
: 3, Queens Garden Road, Pune 411 001, Phone: 636 2222. Email: csrc@pn2.vsnl.net.in. Website:www.residencyclub-pune.com

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 The New Club (Poona )


This is yet another club to satiate the Puneite's need for recreation. A very 'enthu' club, the place is always buzzing with activity
with a variety of entertainment programmes. Well known is the big deal made about the club's spacious card room where
Rummy and Bridge are played with great gusto. Tambola (housie), held every Sunday, is much looked forward to by members and their families. Membership is open and you pay Rs 100,000/- for a life membership. Alternatively, you pay Rs 50,000/-, in addition to which you have to pay a monthly maintenance charge of Rs150/-and a nominal charge when utilising the various facilities.

Address: 2, Rajendrasinhji Road, Pune 411 001
Phone: 636 0676/636 0631

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 The Royal Connaught Boat Club

The RCBC was established in 1868 on the banks of the Mula-Mutha river with the basic aim of providing rowing and boating facilities to the eminent citizens of Pune. Over the years, the Boat Club has evolved into a truly modern club providing several other amenities besides a good infrastructure for acquatic sports. Members can pursue not just rowing, sailing and other water sports but can also engage in other sporting activities like billiards, tennis and physical fitness. The club periodically hosts a variety of programmes and functions. However, membership to this exclusive club is closed

Address:
Boat Club Road, Pune 411 001
Phone: 611 3511 / 12/13

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 The Poona Club

The Poona Gymkhana sports club was set up in 1880 and was the hub of social activities for the Europeans.The Gymkhana offered extensive space for tennis, cricket, polo and badminton. Destroyed by fire, it was replaced after independence, by a modern structure and is now called 'The Poona Club'. Arguably Pune's most exclusive club, it continues to offer a host of facilities. Its 18-hole golf course is considered one of the country's best, set on acres of greenery away from the noise of the city. The course is located on the airport road in Yerawada. The club is a favourite venue for hosting a number of prestigious social events. Billiard as well as snooker tournaments of national level are held here. The club also plays host to inter-club billiard and snooker matches.

There are cricket matches as well as other sports activities  held at the club. Membership to this elite club is closed.

Address:
6, Bund Garden Road, Pune 411 001.
Phone: 636 0083 /85 /8 6.
Golf Course Phone: 669 4131

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 The Royal Western India Turf Club


The RWITC was originally known as the Willingdon Soldiers Club and was established in 1918. From the beginning, it was the venue for racing events and the scenario continues to remain unchanged. The club attracts punters from all over the country during the racing season. The RWITC boasts of an all-weather track, that holds good for any temperature and enables races to be held at anytime. Membership to the club is open and you have to pay Rs 2,00,000/- for a life membership.

Address: 1, Sholapur Road, Pune 411 001. Phone: 636 0833/34


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Ganga Retreat Club
The Residency Club
The Royal Connaught Boat Club
 The Poona Clubs
The Royal Western India Turf Club

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