Gallery2- Golfers at the Trivandrum golf course in the good ole days . The beautiful clubhouse structure is in the background while ardent golfers & caddy's pose for the cameraman
Gallery3- The Trivandrum Golf course is open to visitors & is very centrally located .Image shows the 3rd green
Gallery4- A golf game in progress at the Trivandrum Golf course in the early 1900's
Gallery5- The green at the 273 yard ,Par 4 ,1st hole at the Trivandrum Golf course
Gallery6-The clubhouse at the Trivandrum golf course in the present day
Gallery7- The course has a very mature tree line that rewards accuracy . View from the 4th hole tee box at the Trivandrum Golf club- the hole is a 168 yard ,par 3 design to a slightly elevated tee with trouble along the left
Gallery8- An early (read some time during the 1900's ) golfer at the Trivandrum golf course
Gallery9- The Trivandrum golf course has clubs on rent & caddy's available . View of the 6th green at this golf course
About this course
The Trivandrum Golf club is a 9 hole layout with a history that goes back to the 1850′s . The golf course was part of the hunting lodge of the Maharaja’s of Travancore .Built by the late Maharaja Srimoolam Tirunal ,this was their private course . This would make it one of the oldest golf courses in India ( Royal Calcutta circa 1829 & the Jorhat Club & BGC circa 1876 are some of the old Golf clubs in India)
The Trivandrum Golf Course is situated in a 25.38 acre property in the heart of Trivandrum City, capital of Kerala & is owned by Government of Kerala. The unique clubhouse and the pavilion is over 100 years old. This is an archeological treasure of the state. This building is identified as a heritage building by the Department of Archeology.
The course has a very mature tree line & some interesting holes that make up for its compact layout & relatively short yardage – its a 2645 yard ,Par 34 design . The very unique clubhouse – a heritage structure that is in a typical colonial era design with a pagoda shape & built of teak wood is about 7000 odd square foot large & was part of a restoration project in the early 2000′s .
The course is open to visitors (Foreigners are welcome too ) on days when there is NO tournament & between 0830 am to 3pm .It is open through the week . Golf clubs are available on hire . However there is NO pro shop & you need to buy Golf balls / Gloves etc at a retail outlet called STYLE PLUS that is located 1km from the golf club . Call the Golf Hut /Caddy master to organize for caddy’s in advance . Contact numbers are in the PEOPLE section.
TRIVIA : The golf course is possibly the OLDEST GOLF COURSE in India on the SAME SITE ( The Royal Calcutta GC (RCGC) in Calcutta though an older golf course moved location .RCGC moved to its current location in 1910)
TRIVIA : The private L’ecole Chempaka International school in Trivandrum has GOLF as a part of the students curriculum .These students actually are inculcated into the game of golf & taught at the Trivandrum Golf club – a unique endeavor to build the game at the grassroots .