Coimbatore Golf Club
|Location||Chettipalayam, Coimbatore, India|
|Type||Public Golf Course|
|Owned by||Coimbatore Golf Club|
|Operated by||Coimbatore Golf Club|
|Tournaments hosted||Ram Menon Trophy to be held on 16-December-2007|
|Course rating||USGA Course Rating
The Coimbatore Golf Club is an 18 hole golf course located in a place called Chettipalayam in Coimbatore, located within the city limits in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The Club is also a popular venue for major Golf Tournaments held in India.
The club was formed by few enthusiasts in Coimbatore in 1977, who till then used to drive up to the Golf courses in Ooty, Coonur and Kodaikanal. Initially the club laid out a 9-hole course in Jail grounds in the city. Later in 1985 the Club laid out a new course designed by one of the founders G.K. Rajagopal in Chettipalayam village, 17 km from the city centre. The Founder President of The Coimbatore Golf Club was Mr.K.Venkatesalu.
The Course is located in Chettipalayam, 17 km from the Coimbatore city center in Tamil Nadu state of India. Its strategic location helps people from other cities to regularly visit and play golf. The course is located in at the base of the Nilgiri Mountains.
The new club house is under construction which is expected to complete by mid 2010. A pleasant and salubrious Coimbatore weather gives the opportunity to play golf all round the year. There is more to the weather, as the golf course is situated between the Palghat gap of the western ghats it has a nice and pleasant breeze throughout the year which also makes the weather very comfortable to play. It also demands accuracy due to the wind factor.
The course is encompassed by hundreds of exotic tropical trees giving the golfer a challenge as well as the pleasure to be on the course. The course is also rich of more than 50 species of birds and a host to large number peacocks. The Club has adopted innovative techniques in waste recycling water and using recycled water to help contribute to the Environment. The comparison of the surrounding areas gives an idea to the levels to which the trees and the greenery help the eco structure of the area.