Gallery2-The green at the opening hole - a 310 yard , dogleg left holds many a surprise with deep bunkers protecting it & slopes sharply from the back to the front
Gallery3 -The TNGF Cosmo course has a thick tree cover making accurate play a necessity .The approach into this green has OB & tall trees along the left & bunkers protecting a elevated green & an OB if you are too long
Gallery4-The TNGF Cosmo club is located in the heart of Chennai along the bustling Annai Sali road . This 18 hole layout has a 70.9 119 rating & is a good course for all levels of golfers to play
Gallery5-The green at the 8th hole - a Par 3 , 170 yarder . Slopes from back to front & with the trees & bunkers which guard the approach is a formidable test for any golfer
Gallery6- The course has seen a big change over the last few years & expect slick & fast greens
Gallery7 -The green at this Par 4 , 377 yard ,3rd hole is guarded by a army of trees . Hitting a accurate second shot over them onto this elevated green is a mighty challenge .No wonder this is rated the 3rd toughest hole
Gallery8 -Elevated greens make the need for very accurate approach shots . Go long with a pin position at the back of the green & recovery is almost impossible
About this course
Chennai’s most prestigious golf course is located in the center of the city alongside the busy & bustling Mount road (Anna Salai) & is a green oasis that was built in the late 1930′s. The Course was inaugurated on 15th January 1938 by the then Governor General of India, the Honorable Victor Alexander Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow.
A Peter Thomson redesign this is a relatively short course at 6599 yards but makes up for the lack of distance with some clever design, bunkering & overhead cover (ie a mature tree cover). Dogleg’s, elevated greens & undulations on many a green complete the picture. Three of the holes have a road in play & if you should hit the fence directly you do get a re-shot. This course has a premium on accuracy & small errors can easily manifest themselves as ugly double or triple bogey holes. Some of the fairways are extremely narrow & strategic play is often the decider between a good & great round here.
Built over 80 acres the course has Bermuda greens that are true & with the undulations are a challenge to putt on. The bustling main road runs alongside the course on the North & on the South you have the Adyar river – BUT the heavy tree cover & boundary walls insulate you from them & you are often oblivious of what is happening around you in this suburban green oasis. Trees are a eternal part of this course & you will definitely need to navigate past & around them on his layout. The course has seen a significant improvement over the last 2 years with smoother & faster greens & better fairway conditions. Look forward to a even better course in the months to come as further improvements are on the cards.
The clubhouse building at the TNGF golf course has a very nice 19th hole. Do not miss the refreshment hut at the 8th/9th hole junction – they serve some excellent South indian food for golfers who are playing a round here. The club has a compact but well equipped Pro shop with golf clubs on hire.