Mysore exercises a major pull on the tourists due to its rich cultural heritage. Mysore boasts of a number of splendid palaces, museums and other natural tourist hotspots. There is another thing that has provided the Mysore tourism department a reason to smile. The golf courses in Mysore are playing a momentous role in attracting both the domestic and the international tourists who have a keen interest in the sport.
Among the golf courses in Mysore, one of the most popular is, no doubt, the Mysore golf course. Established way back in 1906, the course underwent a revamp in 1996. The designing was done by the reputed Australian company called the Pacific Coast Design Company. This is a eighteen hole golf course that sprawls for 5920 yards. This course has a rating of 70 par. One remarkable fact about this golf course is it is the venue of the two major tournaments, that of the Maharaja's and the Addicts Golfing Society of Southern India.
Among the golf clubs in Mysore, the JCW golf course also needs a special mention. This is a brown course located within the Race Course at Mysore. The course spreads to one hundred acres. This course started with a rating of 63 par but now it has been raised to 72 par.