Krishnapatnam is the country’s largest deep water port on the east coast of India has come up with something that is lacking in India and a first of its kind, world class 18-hole integrated golf course within the port along the Bay of Bengal coast in a beautiful, natural landscape within the port hinterland CVR Links been planned designed and executed by the very renowned architect, David Hemstock who is also credited with creating the Amby Valley Golf Course near Mumbai.
Inspired by the home of golf – St. Andrews, CVR Links has a teeing ground that is set off by markers, showing the bounds of the legal tee area, fairway, rough and other hazards, and the putting green surrounded by the fringe with the pin and cup. The course is made of pure sand and the golf course is also linked to the ocean, making it the first of its kind, in the country.
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KPCL had created an annual property for golfing enthusiasts “Golden Eagles Golf Championship”.The first season was held at the Oxford Golf and Country Club, Pune, was hugely cheered across the industry and witnessed enthusiastic participation from over 100 corporate golfers (CXO level) representing 12 countries.The second edition is touted to happen on a much larger scale which teed off at the Prestige Golfshire Course in Bengaluru on 17th September 2016. The second leg will be held in Hyderabad on September 24 and wind up in Pune on October 1.
Legendary golfer Tiger Woods’ niece Cheyenne Woods, who is a professional golfer, will showcase her expertise and also felicitate the winners at the finale in Pune.
Many might not know, Golf is a morning sport and we just did that, On a Saturday morning, We drove down to the location which is at the foothill of Nandi hills at the backdrop and lush green landscape everywhere and the prestige golfshire seemed the perfect location for such a grand sporting event.Prestige Golfshire is spread across 275 acres of lush greenery, an ancient hill fortress with an expansive lake and far away from the maddening crowd, The Prestige Golfshire offers an ultra-luxurious experience in Golfing and Residential Living, with its Mansions, Falcon Greens Clubhouse, Private Lake and 18-Hole Championship Golf Course. This classic golf resort built with undulating greens and shapely bunkers makes the game more challenging and a delightful experience.
As the players arrived and registered themselves and were all geared up for an exciting game of Golf which is normally termed as Rich Man’s Game .The second season was all set to house corporate golfers from the senior leadership team of more than 200 companies across 12 countries as participants.We had None other than the former Indian cricket skipper-turned-golfer Kapil Dev and 12-time women’s golf champion Sharmila Nicollet and Indian Ace Fast Bowler Venkatesh Prasad.
The Hyderabad leg will also feature Indian actress and model Rakul Preet Singh. Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao will felicitate the winners in this leg.
“Krishnapatnam Port has always created benchmarks and we as a company have many firsts to our credit in the maritime industry. We have always believed in doing things with the desired differentiation and our golf championship is one among those. While this is going to be a huge platform to showcase great talent, it will also encourage young golfers to participate in a sport which is still emerging in India. We look forward to hosting a great experience in all the three cities for our players. Happy Golfing!” said C Sasidhar, MD, Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited.
We had a chat with Sharmila Nicollet who was answering Questions asked by her fans on twitter to us using #KPCLGoldenEagles hashtag.