About Golf Courses in Kerala
There are only five golf courses in Kerala and among the five, only two clubs are open to public, the other three are private and the entry is restricted for the public. The five golf courses in Kerala, namely, Trivandrum Golf Club in Kowdiar Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin Golf Club at Bolghatty Island, Fort Kochi, High Range Club in Munnar, a 9 hole golf course belonging to Tata Tea Limited, in their sprawling Tea estate in Kundala, on the way to the Top Station in Munnar and one at the naval base in Wellington Island in Cochin. Other than the Trivandrum Golf Club and the Cochin Golf Club all the others have restricted entry.
Now that a new 18 hole golf course with all facilities is coming up, Kerala can be seen as a Golfing Destination and enjoy playing Golf. The Golf course is expected to have all the facilities and excellant infrastructure to provide training for beginners and to encourage more and more people in Kerala to take to the game.
About Cochin Golf and Country Club at Kochi International Airport
There is a new Golf course being inagurated at Cochin International airport, Nedumbassery, whicch will be the first green field airport. This is expected to be one of the major tourist attractions of the city of Kochi as well as Kerala.
This course will have 18 holes, the first of its kind in Kerala. The first phase of the project has 9 fairways, which have been completed as a part of the play area along with an additional practice fairway. The second phase will see the completeion of the remaining 9 fairways and the 9 holes.
Other facilities at the Cochin Golf and Country Club
The other facilities coming up at the new Golf course building are namely, a card room, mini conference hall which can be used for parties and get to gethers, hall of fame and a restaurant as well. The course is said to have 5 artificial lakes, decorated with lotus plants, which spreads to an area of 700000 sq ft. The lakes will have herbal grass and flowering plants on the banks to make the golf course at Nedumbassery look more beautiful. It is also planned to have more varieties of Ayurvedic medicinal plants, small sized spice, tea and coffee plantations. As the next phase, CIAL plans to construct a swimmig pool and a tennis court by the side of the clubhouse, golf villages and cottages.
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