Chikmagular Golf Club, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, has started work on its second nine holes.
Located in the foothills of the Babubadanagiri Ranges with views across the hills of the Western Ghats, Chikamagular's first nine was designed by Australian architect Phil Ryan and opened in 2002. The course was a community development led by a group of coffee planters from the region and, ten years on, is a successful club with on-site accommodation.
Now, the members have raised additional funds and bought more land to build a second nine. Ryan, principal of Pacific Coast Design, has returned, and began construction of the new holes in November.
The completed eighteen hole course – which will measure 5,610 yards and play to a par of 68 – will be opened in August of this year. Global Golf (India) is handling project management.