About Coorg Golf Links
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Coorg Golf Links History
Established in 1991, Coorg Golf Links (CGL) stands as a testament to a rich legacy woven with passion, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. From its humble beginnings, CGL has evolved into a premier destination for golf enthusiasts, seamlessly blending the artistry of greenskeeping with the enchanting landscapes of Coorg.
The genesis of CGL can be traced back to 1987 when a group of dedicated golfers envisioned transforming a neglected wetland in Virajpet into a world-class golf course. The vision took root, and in 1991, the first meeting was held at North Coorg Club, marking the formal institution of Coorg Golf Links.
An ambitious project requires visionary leaders, and CGL found its champions in the form of a council of promoters. Mr. K K Aiyapa assumed the role of President, with Mr. M Machia Cariappa as the Honorary Secretary and Mr. C A Muthanna as the Honorary Treasurer. Their commitment laid the groundwork for what would become a golfing haven.
The journey from dream to reality was not without its challenges. Legal hurdles, financial constraints, and the intricate task of shaping fairways tested the mettle of the CGL team. However, by November 1991, the first 100 Founder Members were on board, and the dream started taking a concrete form.CGL boasts of being one of the few privately owned Golf courses in the country.
The arduous work of transforming the neglected wetland into a nine-hole golf course began on a war footing. The topography of the land underwent significant changes, and the meticulous planning of tee-boxes, greens, and irrigation systems became the focal point. By December 1993, the nine-hole golf course became a reality.
The popularity of CGL soared, evident in its affiliations with 72 clubs across India and 4 International destinations. The commitment to encouraging golf in the youth materialized in successful junior programs, producing both professionals and high-potential players. The course’s growth, both in infrastructure and membership, laid the foundation for a promising future.
Coorg Golf Links isn’t just a golf course; it’s an immersion into the natural beauty of Coorg. The meticulously tended greens are framed by vibrant flora, creating an environment where golf and nature coexist in perfect harmony. The course hosts around 16 tournaments during the season, including the South India Junior Golf Tournament.
As we traverse the lush fairways and relish each swing, we honor the legacy of Coorg Golf Links. From a vision in 1987 to a self-sustaining golf club with around 1600 members in 2023, the journey has been extraordinary. The commitment to excellence, passion for the game, and the harmonious integration with the natural surroundings make CGL not just a golf course but a living testament to the spirit of golfing and the enchanting landscapes of Coorg. Join us in celebrating the journey that is Coorg Golf Links – where history meets the greens.
About the Club
We at Coorg Golf Links (CGL), redefine the golfing experience. Step into an inviting space designed to cater to every golfer’s needs. Whether you’re unwinding after a challenging round or connecting with fellow enthusiast, our clubhouse provides a welcoming environment with a unique ambience. Enjoy modern amenities, lounge areas, and a vibrant atmosphere that enhances the overall golfing experience.
As part of our commitment to offering a holistic experience, CGL features excellent guestrooms. Designed for comfort and style, our guestrooms are provided as a retreat for our golfers and visitors alike. Immerse yourself in relaxation after a challenging day on the greens, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of Coorg.
CGL is not just a golf course; it’s a haven for the ardent golfer. Experience the ease of access to facilities that cater to your every need. From state-of-the-art equipment to impeccable homely service, we ensure that every aspect of your visit is marked by comfort and convenience.
In every sense, Coorg Golf Links stands as a benchmark for world-class golfing experiences. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a visitor seeking the finest in homely hospitality, CGL offers a seamless blend of exceptional golfing facilities and amenities. Elevate your golfing journey with the unparalleled comforts of our clubhouse, guestrooms, on-campus resort, and an array of modern conveniences that make CGL a destination in itself. Welcome to a world-class golfing retreat at Coorg Golf Links.
In the vicinity of CGL is the 4 star Ambatty resorts which has an understanding with CGL. Indulge in the ultimate golfing getaway by taking a luxury golf-centric vacation or seeking a serene escape, our resort seamlessly integrates with the natural beauty of the surroundings. Enjoy premium accommodations, breathtaking views, and world-class hospitality that adds an extra layer of luxury to your golfing retreat.
About the Greens
Nestled in the Heart of Coorg:
Carefully sculpted into a plateau surrounded by the undulating hills of Coorg, our flagship Golf course is a par-70, 6100-yard masterpiece. Situated at Bittangala, a mere five kilometers from Virajpet, Coorg Golf Links proudly holds the distinction of being the first grass-surfaced 18-hole course in the region.
Design that Tests and Rewards:
A defining feature of our course is the meticulously designed undulating fairways, adorned with strategically placed bunkers. Each bunker serves as a challenge, strategically positioned to penalize any wayward shots and challenge the over confident golfer. The front nine holes are on the side of a hillock weaving through the undulating hills, offering awe-inspiring views of the Western Ghats, while the back nine unfold onto a flat terrain, dotted with strategically placed water bodies and featuring meandering tree-lined fairways.
Within our 18-hole course, each of the holes stand out, both challenging and demanding – however the 3rd, 5th and the 6th are unique in itself. These holes are a true test of a golfers prowess, promising to challenge ones skills while treating your senses to stunning surroundings.
The 2nd Hole: A Golfer’s Delight
A visual spectacle off the back tee, the 2nd hole requires a strategic approach. The tee shot over a water expanse demands precision, ensuring you avoid the cardinal sin of falling short. With bunkers flanking the green’s edges at just under 148 yards to the front, factoring in the breeze is crucial in club selection. The green, sloping from back to front, presents tricky putts, making it essential to aim for pin height to set up a birdie opportunity.
The 18th Hole: A Grand Finale
The dramatic conclusion unfolds on a monstrous 447-yard, par-four canvas. A bridge gracefully arches over a water body, enhancing the spectacle of the dog-leg fairway flowing from right to left. An under-hit second shot risks water hazards or deep bunkers, while an over-hit shot may encounter thick rough and bunkers. The green itself is a challenge, sloping from the top with multiple breaks, demanding precision and skill to conquer.
Discover Coorg Golf Links:
Embark on a golfing journey where the challenge of the game is complemented by the panoramic beauty of Coorg. Coorg Golf Links invites you to test your skills on a course that harmoniously blends nature’s wonders with the artistry of golf.