The Kovai Hills 18-hole Championship Golf Course in Coimbatore is designed by world-famous architects with a Scottish sense of fun.
So, while embracing the natural lay of the land, the course has all the fixtures that gave Scotsmen the grumpiest face of humanity. Fiendish bunkers, three-faced crosswinds, treacherous water hazards and a maddening, undulating green: Golf in Kovai Hills is not for faint hearts. Or for clammy hands.
Nonetheless, as hard as it is to play on the Kovai Hills 18-hole Championship Golf Course, it is quite easy on the eye. Turn to one side: you see the entire city of Coimbatore. The other is a mildly mysterious, but supremely attractive reserved forest. By the third, the view reaches a sort of a peak, the glorious first few steps up the Blue Mountains in the Western Ghats. Even better turn again, and you're on arguably the most scenic 18-hole Championship Golf Course in India. And it's the beginning of an obsession. Welcome.