Course


Course Overview

 

Slope Rating

TEE

COURSE RATING

SLOPE RATING

BLACK

74.3

135

WHITE

73.1

131

GREEN

71.1

127

ORANGE

69.2

123

GREEN WOMEN

78.2

138

RED

73.4

132

Score Card

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18  out  Total
Yards 337 434 394 197 560 432 479 160 624 3617 348 528 392 210 590 196 431 442 474 3611 7227
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 36 4 5 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 36 72
SI 17 11 9 15 7 3 5 13 1   12 6 10 16 2 18 4 14 8  

This is an ideal starting hole considering that it is drivable for most pros especially if there is no head wind. My only concern would be to avoid going too far right which is OB along the entire length as it borders the high driving range fence.

For the higher handicappers, this is birdiable hole as the second shot will not be more than a 9 iron. A central pin position makes the hole that much easier to birdy. The trick would be to land the ball beyond the right  bunker but avoiding the left bunker.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 4 357 Yards SI 17
White Par 4 337 Yards SI 17
Red Par 4 315 Yards SI 17

This is a challenging hole as the twin dangers of OB on the right and a Nalla on the left, makes driving accuracy of paramount importance. Large twin bunkers on the right around the landing area add to the degree of difficulty. It is important to take a little more time to concentrate and to ensure that your drive is not wayward. Once you get your drive in, the 2nd shot need not be more than an 8 Iron and the green, barring a left side pin position should not pose too much of a problem. A birdie would be welcome but a par is more than satisfactory.

For the higher handicapper the avoidable dangers are 1. OB on the right. 2. Nalla on the left 3. Fairways bunkers on the right and the deep greenside bunkers on the front left of the green. If the pin is cut to the left, better go to the center of the green.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 4 434 Yards SI 11
White Par 4 418 Yards SI 11
Red Par 4 352 Yards SI 11

 

In this hole placement of your drive will decide one’s mood when one walks of the green. I would use a 19 degree rescue so as to avoid going into the left or right bunker and to not reach the hazard which cuts across the fairway. That would leave my second shot not more than an 8 Iron to reach the green. The green on this hole is not exactly friendly and I would attack the pin only if it is located centre of the green more towards the back. This is a demanding hole which calls for accuracy in your drive, approach shot and in your putting.

This hole presents a stiff challenge as club selection, execution, and course management along with a fair share of luck would be needed to come away smiling. It is suggested that you listen to your senior caddy or an experienced co-player before going for it.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 4 394 Yards SI 07
White Par 4 377 Yards SI 07
Red Par 4 329 Yards SI 07

This is a hole which can either be birdiable like any par-3, or a stiff challenge, depending entirely on the wind conditions, the pin position and consequently your club selection..

Irrespective of the pin position I would aim to place my ball to the left of the pin always as that offers an uphill putt. Putting from the right side of the green increases the chance of an unwelcome 3 putt.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 4 197 Yards SI 13
White Par 4 185 Yards SI 13
Red Par 4 141 Yards SI 13

I would select a driver irrespective of the direction of the wind and aim to position the ball in the center of the fairway taking care to avoid the water hazard on the right. A good drive would make reaching the green in 2 possible, the club selection can vary from 4 Iron to 3-wood depending on the wind direction. In the event of a not-so-good drive, I would choose to lay-up short of the fairway bunker and then attack the pin with a short iron. This hole has, at the end of it, the trickiest green on the course, especially if the pin is cut to the right and to the back of the green. A 3-shot approach would be a better option even if the green is reachable in two, as would then have a better birdy chance.

For weekend golfer my advice would be avoid the water on the right and get your 2nd shot short of the right side bunker and pray that your 3rd shot remains on the green.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 5 560 Yards SI 09
White Par 5 528 Yards SI 09
Red Par 5 459 Yards SI 09

This is a tight driving hole which calls for an accurate and a long drive with a carry of nearly 250 yards over the left twin fairway bunkers. With a head wind I would choose a driver with 75% swing, with a tail wind a 3  Wood would do the job. It is important to not either land in the bunker or the water hazard on the right as the subsequent shot would be with a long iron. A good drive would allow attacking the pin with a short iron.

Average golfers would find this hole a tough challenge especially with a head wind and water all around you. The higher handicapper is strongly advised to use a 3 shot to the green strategy on this hole.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 4 432 Yards SI 03
White Par 4 421 Yards SI 03
Red Par 4 346 Yards SI 03

This is another tough hole rightly indexed 1. My aim would be to carry the right bunker, and land short of the left bunker with either driver or a 3-wood depending on the wind condition.

 Avoid the left bunker at any cost. The rest would be routine as the green is fairly large and the only thing to remember is to land on the left of the green if the pin is cut on the top right.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 4 479 Yards SI 01
White Par 4 459 Yards SI 01
Red Par 4 403 Yards SI 01

This is the signature hole at the KGA. It’s quite spectacular as the picture in front of you is that of an Island green. Though technically not one, it can be quite treacherous as a strong wind can play havoc with your Tee shot. My aim would be to go over the flag if it is on the lower tier and stay below it if the pin is on the upper tier. I had the misfortune of the ball striking the flag and ricocheting into the water hazard when the pin was placed on the lower tier and to the right.

 Amateurs should be extra careful to not only avoid landing in the water as well as the right side bunker.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 3 160 Yards SI 15
White Par 3 146 Yards SI 15
Red Par 3 100 Yards SI 15

This is the longest 5-par in the KGA. A driver of the tee is a must. It is futile to attempt to reach the green in two even with a good drive. Depending on the wind condition the 2nd shot would be a lay-up with anything between a 6-Iron and a rescue club, leaving a wedge approach to the green. A thing to watch out for is the slope towards the water hazard on the left top half of the green. Better to hit the center of the green if the pin is thus positioned.

 Amateurs / higher handicappers – don’t feel disheartened if you are forced to employ a 4-shot strategy to reach the green. You might get away with a single putt par especially if the flag is cut to the centre of the green.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 5 624 Yards SI 05
White Par 5 597 Yards SI 05
Red Par 5 507 Yards SI 05

Though drivable it makes no sense to attempt to do so. The smart thing to do would be to use a 4 or 5 Iron and a short Iron to the green. This approach gives you a better birdy opportunity unless the pin is cut to the top rights of the green in which case make sure you land left of the flag and below it.

Amateurs can hope to par this hole on a regular basis especially if they avoid being over ambitious. The points to keep in mind is that a. You’re teeing off after a break and there is O.B. to the left. b. The hole is not as easy as it appears and C. The bunkers are highly avoidable.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 4 348 Yards SI 08
White Par 4 334 Yards SI 08
Red Par 4 289 Yards SI 08

Though drivable it makes no sense to attempt to do so. The smart thing to do would be to use a 4 or 5 Iron and a short Iron to the green. This approach gives you a better birdy opportunity unless the pin is cut to the top rights of the green in which case make sure you land left of the flag and below it.

Amateurs, let us not be so ambitious and it’s better to go for a 3-shot approach to the green. Watch out for dreaded series of half a dozen bunkers all the way to the green.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 5 528 Yards SI 10
White Par 5 515 Yards SI 10
Red Par 5 467 Yards SI 10

This is a 392 yard left-to-right dog-leg Par-4 hole, which under normal circumstances would call for a 3-Wood tee shot. I prefer to choose a driver on this hole simply because an errant 3-wood would always land me in the water hazard on the right. With a driver I can easily clear the bunker or the hazard and ideally my drive should end up 40 yards short of the water hazard which cuts across the fairway. From there a wedge approach should do the trick for a possible birdie.

Weekenders, alas, should be more prudent to avoid the OB on the left (HAL airstrip side) and the water hazard and bunker on the right

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 4 392 Yards SI 14
White Par 4 383 Yards SI 14
Red Par 4 319 Yards SI 14

This being the longest par-3 on the golf course, well guarded by bunkers on either side, accuracy off the tee is a must. The green slopes towards the center from all sides and my advice is to hit the centre of the green irrespective of the pin position.

An amateur should ensure an extra club to avoid the water hazard in the front.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 3 210 Yards SI 16
White Par 3 197 Yards SI 16
Red Par 3 142 Yards SI 16

Though it is tempting to hit to the 11th fairway on the right in an effort to hit the green in two, I would strongly advise to take the axis line, 3-shot approach. This would mean a Rescue / 3-wood Tee shot, a second rescue shot short of the left fairway bunker (refer diagram for the ideal landing area) and a short iron approach to the green. This green also slopes towards the centre and one must be careful to take the slopes of the green to reach the pin for the birdie. If the pin is cut to the right rear of the green use the left slope and vice-versa.

For amateurs depending on your tee shot, your main aim would be to avoid the water hazards on either side which would give you a reasonable chance for a par.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 3 210 Yards SI 16
White Par 3 197 Yards SI 16
Red Par 3 142 Yards SI 16

This is another longish Par-3, again well guarded by bunkers and accuracy off the tee is of prime importance. If the pin is cut to the top left of the green, you would be advised to hit the centre of the green for any reasonable chance of a birdie.

Amateurs should find this hole rather easy to par if not birdie and indexing of 18 seems appropriate, especially if there is no head wind. In other words if you can’t par this hole on a normal day, you should be doing something else.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 3 196 Yards SI 18
White Par 3 184 Yards SI 18
Red Par 3 140 Yards SI 18

This is again a demanding driving hole, which calls for intense concentration before tee-off. There are traps on both side and bogey or worse is a possible outcome if your drive is bad. Particular care should be taken to avoid the fairway bunker on the right. The approach to the green would be anything between a Pitching wedge and an 8-Iron. The slopes on the green would determine your approach with left landing for a top right position and vice-versa.

For the rest of us, everything that is true for the pros holds good to a much higher degree. At all cost keep to the right of the fairway to remain dry, as you approach the green.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 4 431 Yards SI 02
White Par 4 415 Yards SI 02
Red Par 4 371 Yards SI 02

This hole, thou longish is fairly easy to par, if you can avoid the left fairway bunker and the narrow water hazard on the right. A driver and short iron should ensure par, if not better. A tough pin position would be just beyond the right green side bunker, in which case the approach should be to the left of the flag for a birdie opportunity.

The same advice holds good for all other categories of golfers. Added caution, the hole tends to play rather long, especially with a head wind and the narrow water hazard on the right comes into play.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 4 442 Yards SI 12
White Par 4 416 Yards SI 12
Red Par 4 340 Yards SI 12

This is a good, tough finishing hole. The fairway bunkers and the invisible water hazard on the right among the trees are highly avoidable. My attempt would be to clear the right fairway bunker with my drive which would leave a mid Iron approach to the green. A top right pin position would make a birdie almost impossible and a par finish would leave me smiling on the 19th.

Most amateurs tend to play this hole as a par 5. That would be good advice especially if your drive is not accurate and long. If one can achieve this, you�re sure to feel good on the 19th.

Muniyappa. Professional Golfer

Black Par 4 474 Yards SI 06
White Par 4 447 Yards SI 06
Red Par 4 377 Yards SI 06

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