Welcome to Kodaikanal Golfing. 116 Years of Golfing at Kodaikanal.
One misty day in June, twelve avid golfers, posing as hikers, stumbled out of a dense forest onto verdant rolling grassland, with gurgling streams and wooded hills. This, they thought, would be ideally suited for golf. Thus, in 1895, was born the Kodaikanal Golf Club. In those days there was no ghat road as such, and the only mode of transport was by “shanks pony” or the real one, for the mainly American and British missionary with the Indian Civil Servant, who formed the backbone of the club. Almost a hundred years later, with the support of these pioneering members, the club has grown from strength to strength, and now has over 600 members from all overtheworld. One of the oldest traditions of the club is still followed today, where the new Captain, always nominated by the outgoing one drives into office off the first tee. During the fifties it became a tradition for the Captaincy to rotate between an Indian, an American and a Commonwealth citizen. This tradition continued until the late 70’s, when the expatriate golfer slowly faded away.
OTHER DETAILS :
- Holes: 18
- Par: 71
- Length: 5586 m
- Hire: Caddies available
- Facilities: Availability of Caddies, Golf Cart, Club House, Bar
- Total yardage: 6109 yards
- Caddies fee: INR 200.
October – March
Club Event, IGU, PGTI, Asian Tour
Green fee details
With IGTA Members
Sightseeing for golfers & Non golfers
Coaker's Walk, Silver Cascade Falls, Shenbaganur Museum, Chettiar Park, Dolphine Nose
How to get there
Kodaikanal is well connected with Air, Road and Train
Packages available including information on nearest hotels
India Golf Tourism Association members promoting golf in Kodaikanal