Golf lovers can now tee-off at Mangalore's esturian golfcourse

Golf lovers can now tee-off at Mangalore's esturian golfcourse

Located 5 km on the outskirts at Thannir Bhavi, Bengre Village near Mangalore, the country's first ever esturian golf course is being created as a public private partnership project by Karnataka Tourism along with Karnataka Small Industries Development Corporation (KSIDC) at an estimated cost of Rs 108 crore, Karnataka Tourism sources said.

The project has been awarded to Opus Group, Bangalore – which had made the bid jointly with Lasgna Golf Country Club, Singapore. They will construct, maintain and operate the golf course-cum-resort for 30 years.

Gali Janardhan Reddy, Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism said, "The esturian golf course at Thannir Bhavi is one of the iconic tourism infrastructure projects that we have planned for Karnataka along with "Bannerghatta Night Safari & Hampi by Night.

The construction is expected to commence as soon as the developers get the CRZ clearances from central government, and project is targeted to be functional within two years.

The 18 hole golf course will be spread across 135 acres and have Paspalum Grass recommended for use in golf courses near the sea shore.

Towards this, the Golf course will also have a resort spread over 10 acres with over 150 cottages, multi-cuisine restaurants.

Last mile connectivity from International airport at Malpe International airport located just 25 km away and from the picturesque Konkan Railway 5 km away, will be taken up additionally.

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