Last week I visited Jaypee Greens Golf Resort and Spa for a bloggers meet. The property is in Greater Noida. While having a chat with their personnel I asked who were they targeting? With a 18 hole Greg Norman golf course I knew that was the main attraction. But then I am no golfer and I was wondering what else could be on offer?
I asked them if someone like me turned up at their property and wanted to try their hand at golf will they be able to accommodate that request? I was assured that they could handle such a request albeit at their practice range and not at the main golf course. The golfing kit could be hired. The other way was to think of them as a short weekend destination when you needed that vacation but you didn’t have leaves. They have Six Senses Spa spread over three floors in a separate complex complete with a Turkish Hamam and an bewilderingly large array of other treatments. On the familiarization walk, I would have got lost in the spa if I was not escorted at all times.
I am always fascinated by the water bodies at golf courses and Jaypee Greens has blooming lotus and water lilies all around its golfing water bodies. Being family oriented they also have a big play area for kids called wet feet.
I saw the rooms at the resort as well, they were big and spacious and looked well appointed. They stressed that as they are spread in 450 acres space was not a constraint for them!
They have a bar called Matrix and many fine dining restaurants. They have made use of natural light throughout the resort. I was told that they are a popular choice for celebrities during F1 racing season, given their proximity to the circuit.
I had a lovely meal at the cafe- Eggspecation. I had gone for a pasta till the chef arrived and convinced me to try Quesadilla, a Mexican dish. It was a substantial dish and I could not finish it alone. The dips of sour cream, avocado and tomato went really well with the dish. I was happy that the chef intervened and I tried something new, which I liked a lot. The tea was nice at all times when I had it.
There are days when we long for a vacation but we can’t take off far away due to various reasons. If you are looking for luxury, spa and golf or any other combination of these and you are in the National Capital Region, Jaypee Greens Golf Resort and Spa could be an option that gives you all that at a short distance from your home. If you are a golfer you of course know the value of the place much better than me.
I am Mridula Dwivedi and I started blogging on 'Travel Tales from India' in June 2005. Within a few months of the launch my travel blog found a mention on both the BBC and The Guardian. I also featured in a National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video.
I quit my job as a professor in May 2015. I am having a blast ever since. I do not miss my work but sometime I do miss my salary! Somewhere along the journey I ended up acquiring a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur! I now wonder why?
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