Wonders of South India Golf – 12Nights/ 13Days

Wonders of South India Golf

Places Covered:Bangalore, Coorg, Mysore, Ooty, Coimbatore, Hyderabad

Golf Rounds at :KGA Golf Course, Prestige Golf Course , Eagleton Golf Course, Ooty Golf Course.

November 6th, 2012 Book This Tour

Day 01: Arrive Bangalore.
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02:  In Bangalore
Morning play golf at KARNATAKA GOLF ASSOCIATION.
KGA (Karnataka Golf Association). The key to conquering the par-72, 6,945 yards Karnataka Golf Association ( KGA ) Golf Course is to possess a hot putter. The course has been re-designed by the legendary Peter Thomson, also the man behind the New Course at St. Andrews. It is one of the few in India where you can watch the proceedings on the 1st and the 10th tee, as well as the 9th and 18th greens, from the magnificent clubhouse-an aspect considered to be classic in golf course designing.

Afternoon half day city sightseeing tour of BANGALORE ‘Garden City’ visiting the Lal Bagh which has a variety of old trees. Fountains, Lotus pools, Terraces and an assortment of tropical herbs and sub-tropical herbs. Also see the Government buildings and the Maharaja’s Palace.
Over Night at the hotel.

Day 03:  In Bangalore :
Later play golf at PRESTIGE GOLF COURSE is located at the foothills of Nandi Hills, 6 kms from National Highway No. 7 – along the Bangalore – Hyderabad route. The BIAL International Airportis 12 kms away. Golfshire is an 18-hole, championship-sized golf course, designed by PGA Design Consulting of the UK- a term that has a portfolio of over 350 golf related projects in 40 countries across the world. Golfshire has a picture-book setting-with a visual panorama that spans undulating greens, a serene lake with sparkling blue waters, and the majestic backdrop of Nandi Hills. What PGAD brought in here was a design that integrated into the visual canvas – while building a signature look to give Golfshire an identity all its own. The playing stretches at Golfshire provide a worthy challenge for Golfers at all levels and will soon play host for some of the biggest tournaments in the country. PGAD is also bringing in environmentally sensitive engineering, which can be a major attraction for golfers.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04:  Bangalore / Coorg
Morning Yoga Session.
Later leave by surface for Coorg enroute playing golf at EAGLETON GOLF RESORT which is 18-hole 72 par and 6632 yards long course. The international standard Golf Course is designed by reputed golf architects from Australia(M/s Pacific coast design Pvt.Ltd., credited with designing more than 150 championship golf courses around the world). The course conforms to USPGA standards. Its advanced computerized Satellite sensor irrigation system (Rain bird inc., USA), 40 kms. drainage network underneath the course and imported turf maintenance equipment (Toro inc., USA) makes it a year round course. The centrally air-conditioned clubhouse measuring about 2,25,000 sq ft is the biggest of its kind in South East Asia and offers leisure and business facilities of a very high standard. On arrival check into hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 : In Coorg
Morning play golf at Coorg Golf Links. This is an 18 hole, 6950 yard, par 72 course. The front nine and the back nine are totally different in character. Back nine are flatter, narrower and more challenging, to hit fairways on every tee shot. Interspersed with Water bodies, tanks and natural hazards, the front nine is fun to play. The third hole, a tough par 4, requires you to tee off straight up onto a steep hill, with serious OB on your right, with the hole being blind but located on the right side. One mis-judgment will cost you 2 strokes on this.
Evening free for relax. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: In Coorg
Morning play golf at MADIKERI GOLF COURSE – This is a lovely 18 hole course – the front nine and the back nine are totally different in character. Back nine is flatter, narrower and more challenging, to hit fairways on every tee shot. One of the holes particularly is interesting par 3 over a Banana Plantation with is OB, straight ontothe Green with an 8 Iron. Tough. Interspersed with Water bodies, tanks and natural hazards, the front nine is fun to play. The third hole, a tough par 4, requires you to tee off straight up onto a steep hill, with serious OB on your right, with the hole being blind but located on the right side. One misjudgement will cost you 2 strokes on this. Holes 4, 5 and 6 are being extended a little more, to make this a total Par 73 course. The preferred Lie rules apply here and the fairways are reasonable. Greens are small beautiful location, lovely course, nice place. Worth a visit most definitely.
Afternoon visit areas in and around Coorg. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07:  Coorg / Mysore
Morning leave by surface for Mysore. On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon half day city sightseeing tour of MYSORE visiting the palace of Maharaja built in 1911-12. The piece of harmonious synthesis of the hindu and saracenic styles of architecture with archyways, domes turrets, colonnades and sculptures which are magnificient. Visit the Art gallery drive upto Chamundi hill to see the Chamundeshwari temple and a panaromic view of Mysore. Also visit the Nandi Bull.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 : In Mysore
Morning play golf at JAYACHAMARAIA WADIYAR GOLF CLUB – The year was 1906.The late Maharaja Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, with Far-sightedness and his Profound sense of Scenic Beauty, chose the Foothills of the Famous Chamundi Hills as the locale for the Race and Golf Courses.The JWGC is located on 110 Acres in the premises Of the Mysore Race Club. 1940-On his Accession to the Throne, H. H. Jayachamaraja Wadiyar took a keen interest in Racing and golf and maintained the Golf Course.
Late afternoon visit BRINDAVAN GARDEN one of the best and most beautiful garden in India.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09 : Mysore/Ooty (158 kms, 4hrs)
Morning breakfast, Later drive to Ooty. On arrival check in at the hotel, day free for relax.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: In Ooty
Morning play golf. OOTY GOLF COURSE follows the soft contours of downland, with its tonsured effect of tree-bare heights, ringed with gorse and thickly wooded copses of eucalyptus, oak, rhododendron and fir in the hollows. The course is surrounded by the thickly wooded Avalanch Range. The altitude of 7,600 feet, a few degrees above the equator, provides a combination of light and thin air which is a near intoxicant, and the ball travels much further than it would in the plains because of the rarefied atmosphere. The Ooty golf course is not only scenic but also quite trying, and it would be wise for the visitor to play only nine of the 18 holes on the first day.

Nine of the 18 holes on the Ooty course are blind in that you cannot see the green from the tee because of the undulating landscape. Guide posts fixed on the intervening ridges give the player the necessary directions. The most grueling hole on this course is the fifth, all uphill and a good 200 feet higher. But the green is rewarding, with breathtaking view across the hill ranges. The most exciting green is undoubtedly the 13th. It’s here that the player could be interrupted by the baying of hounds as he bumps into a fox hunt in progress. Dating back to 1847, the Ooty hunt has carried on uninterrupted, and Class I foxhounds and beagles are still bred and trained here.
Afternoon visit areas in and around Ooty.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11:  Ooty / Coimbatore /Hyderabad (88 kms, 2 hrs)
Morning leave by surface for Coimbatore. On arrival transfer to airport to connect flight to Hyderabad.
Dep: Coimbatore By: 6E 386 At: 1440 hrs.
Arr: Hyderabad                          At: 1555 hrs.
Meeting and assistance on arrival and check into hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12 : In Hyderabad
Morning play golf at BOLARAM GOLF COURSE in Hyderabad offers a good golfing facility in this important Tourism destination of the country. The course, founded way back in 1888, is spread over 160 acres. The army takes care of the course now and old browns have been converted into regular greens. Lending itself beauticully to the surroundings, the Course boasts of a natural lake and stretches into the Naya Quila. Creatively designed to accentuate the historical setting whihlst preserving the ecological balance, the spectacular 18 hole Golf Course will be an experience.
The 6.434 yard course plays to par 72. The 12th green is situated next to the bungalow once stayed in by the young Winston Churchill. An intriguing hole is the 14th, which is called Waterloo in memory of a golfer who took six putts to sink from less than three feet. The 7,434 yard course has two equal halves of 36 strokes each, and holes with historic, macabre names. The first is names Genesis. The 12th takes its name from young Winston Churchill’s Bungalow near the green. The next is called the Graves, possibly due to the fact that for the third shot you could use a driver, a wedge or any one of the clubs in between. There is a par called Perfection-your tee shot better be just that, otherwise you might land up in the GOC’s bungalow, out of bounds and in a lot of trouble. (Incidentally, it is called Joshi’s bungalow by the caddies). An intriguing one is the 14th which is called Waterloo in memory of a golfer who took 6 to sink from 2 feet away. However, on the card it’s put down as Water Loo. Of course that could be a reference to the vastly improved facilities of the course, which is now lush with immaculate greens.

Afternoon half day city sightseeing tour of HYDERABAD visiting the Charminar –rectangular four arched monumental gate often described as “the arch of triumph of the East”, the mecca mosque and visit the Salar Jung museum – one man collection of manuscripts, ancient weapons, costumes and curious. Later drive past the high court buildings.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 : Leave Hyderabad
Morning play golf at Boulder Hills Golf & Country Club Boulder Hills 72 par measures 7400 yards Championship Tee and 6700 yards Regular Tee is designed by Peter Harradine, is blessed by Mother Nature. Huge rocks and majestic boulders provide natural coulisses, back drops and hazards. The course meanders through spectacular scenery. Ten of the eighteen holes have elevated tees and the Par threes are designed in such a way that players see all of the hole in front of them. Large expanse of greens maximise pin positions and add visual appeal. Truly wow-class. Truly inspiring.
Later on time transfer to airport to connect flight for onward journey.

**End of Tour**

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