Carefully sculpted into a plateau surrounded by hills, Coorg’s flagship golf course is a challenging par-70, 6200- yard. Located at Bittangala, five kilometres from Virajpet, Coorg Golf Links was the first grass surfaced 18-hole course in Coorg. A recurring theme of the course’s design is its undulating fairways, peppered with challenging bunkers. Each bunker is strategically positioned to penalise wayward shots. The first nine holes cut through a crop of hills and offer breathtaking views of the Western Ghats. While the back nine are on flat terrain, with meandering tree-lined fairways
On the18-hole course, two holes in particular stand out – the 2nd and the 18th. Both are as beautiful as they are challenging. Together they will test your abilities as a golfer and reward your senses.
A real treat of a hole off the back tee. The tee shot over an expanse of water requires you to ensure that your do not make the cardinal sin of being short. At just under 149 yards to the front edge heavily bunkered on both edges of the green, the breeze has to be taken into consideration when selectin your club. The green is no pushover as it slopes from back to front leaving some tricky putts to negotiate before the hole is finished. The key is to try and get the ball to pin high to give you the chance of a birdie putt. Otherwise, either you are on the green or in one of the bunkers or in the drink!
The dramatic final hole is a monstrous 490-yard, par four. A bridge that arches over a water body right in front of the tee box adds to the spectacle of the dog-leg fairway flowing from right to left. An under hit second shot could end up in either a water hazard or two deep bunkers, while an over hit shot can be penalised by thick rough and bunkers at the end of the green. The green itself is tricky, sloping from the top with multiple breaks.