The championship course at the Karnataka Golf Association in Bangalore will be ready for play in November, after a two-year renovation project.
The original Peter Thomson course has been redesigned by the golf course architect Howard Swan and his Swan Golf Designs team and rebuilt completely to the most modern of standards and performance expectations.
The 7,100 yard par 72 layout will be unveiled with new greens, tees, bunkering, and irrigation system together with new grassing throughout.
Much attention has been given to the design of the fairways, raising them above the flood plain, and enlarging the course’s water features so that, even in the worst of the southern Indian monsoons, the course recovers quickly for play.
Swan said, “We are delighted that the objective in raising the bar at KGA has been achieved and that the first nine holes of the course, opened after completion of the first stage of the renovation, are proving playable even in the most inclement of weather. We look forward to seeing the full 18 holes opening soon.
“The course is long, yet reasonable and will set an exciting challenge for all standards of player – member and visitor alike – at this premier club.
“It is, after all, one of India’s best clubs and it now has a course to match that status. I believe it will be a benchmark for many more in the sub-continent”.
Karnataka Golf Association www.kga.in
Swan Golf Designs www.swangolfdesigns.com