Gallery2 - View of the 1st hole a easy 337 yard, Par 4. With water in play on 16 of the 18 holes carry enough balls
Gallery3 - View of the finishing hole from the clubhouse
Gallery4 - The green at the 9th hole@KGA - a challenging 624 yard, Par 5 with enough twists & turns to keep you on your toes
Gallery5 - With bunkers & water in plenty this is one of the toughest courses in the country. View of the 10th green from the fairway- a 348 yard Par 4, dogleg left
Gallery6 - The 394 yard, Par 4, 3rd hole with a hazard running across the fairway & deep bunkers around the green
Gallery7 - View of the pool & the clubhouse in the background
Gallery8 - This double green is easily the largest on the course - from tip to tip about 90 yards
Gallery9- The approach to the 6th hole - a challenging Par 4 , 432 yard hole with all the obstacles on the way that you can think off
About this course
One of India’s top & busiest courses the KGA course at Bengaluru is a hub for golf. With a challenging 18 hole, 7228 yard,Par 72 layout this course was redesigned in 2008 & is now one of the toughest courses to play in the country. With water in play on 16 holes, Tifdwarf greens & a mature tree line its a course that can challenge the best. With a fantastic clubhouse, a training academy, a world class pro shop & a club fitting facility this is a complete golf package.
It was in 1973, that a group of avid golfers from Karnataka, embarked on a mission to build Bangalore as the golf hub of the South. The mission was to build a international standard golf course and in May 1980, the then Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri.R Gundu Rao personally took the initiative to handover 125 acres of land in Challaghatta to the Karnataka Golf Association. The proposed SAARC heads of states meeting at Bangalore in 1986 proved to be the catalyst for the central government infusing funds for the golf course project. The then chief minister of Karnataka, Shri Ramakrishna Hegde, himself an avid golfer, made available Rs 25 lakhs.By December 1986, 9 holes were completed & opened well before the conference. 3 years later, in May 1989, all 18 holes were completed & the KGA championship course was opened to the playing members. As proof of its standing, the KGA has already hosted the Classic Masters, the National Amateur & Junior tournaments, the Hero Honda Open etc.
The high point for KGA, was when Chinnaswamy Muniappa, who grew up as a caddie on the course, won the prestigious Indian Open in 2009. This championship course is spread over 124 acres of lush green land with a significant number of water bodies to make it both a challenging & enjoyable experience.One of the top courses in the country, its symbol is the double headed eagle popularly known in Karnataka as Ganduberunda.