Gallery2-Designed by Golfplan,USA this course has length , bunkers & plenty of water in play.Wind is a big factor as its open & exposed to the elements.Image shows the green at the 215 yard ,Par3, 6th hole
Gallery3-Located at Sriperumbudur the course is just off the Chennai to Bangalore highway.The signature hole is the 4th which features a Island green design.The hole is a 195 yard , Par 3 and is daunting especially when the wind is up
Gallery4-View from behind the green at the short 525 yard ,Par 5, 7th hole at Aavisa near Sriperumbudur
Gallery5-The green at the 215 yard,Par 3 ,6th hole .This is the longest Par 3 on the Edgewater golf course at Aavisa near Chennai
Gallery6-View from the front left of the 8th hole green with the greenside bunker in play.The Edgewater course is part of the Aavisa township that features affordable & luxury homes
Gallery7-View from the tee box of the PAR 3 ,6th hole - a 215 yard design with an elevated tee box that has 3 bunkers for protection
Gallery8-The Peninsula green at the short 340 yard , 3rd hole juts into the water & has 3 distinct tiers . Not a easy green to attack when the wind is up as a bad shot can turn this easy looking hole into a double bogey with water in play
Gallery9-Windy ,well bunkered , large greens,undulating fairways, water - you will find them here at the Edgewater Golf course at Aavisa.Pic shows the elevated green at the 565 yard ,Par 5 ,2nd hole that is typically played as a 3 shot hole
About this course
The Edgewater Golf course is part of the AAVISA golf township which is a realty project with a 18 hole championship golf course. The course is located just off the Chennai- Bangalore highway at Sriperumbudur & the first phase of the course (FRONT 9) is expected to open on 18th Jan, 2014. As of DEC 2013 seven holes were complete & in playing condition. The last 2 holes that make up the front 9 will be ready at launch. The course has its fair share of unique holes with Island greens, peninsula greens, strong dogleg holes & will provide a challenging round of golf to all golfers from the 5 different tee box options.
TRIVIA 1: The 4th hole is the signature hole at this course & is a 197 yard Island green design. With 3 greenside bunkers & a visually deceptive shape which makes the edges look like they fall back into the water it is a hole that will force you into making mistakes at least the first time around. When the wind is up & blowing in your face – a prayer may help ease the nerves.
TRIVIA 2: On the front 9 holes water is in play on 7 out of 9 holes (Theoretically its in play on 8 holes from the back tees box) & you would be tested time and time again. Carry enough golf balls on this course. The 9th hole has water in play from tee to green all along the right.
TRIVIA 3: On the front nine, 5 of the 9 greens have water in play & when the pin positions are close to the water you will need a steely demeanour if you choose to attack the flag.
TRIVIA 4: The first 9 holes of the course have 30 bunkers & 7 lakes.
The course is long, has plenty of water in play, has strategically placed bunkers that dot the fairways & the greens. The greens & fairways have strong undulations & mounding and they do have some links style features. The course is exposed to the elements – WIND is a big factor here and can substantially alter the manner in which one would play a hole. The front 9 measures approximately 3465 yards & plays to a par of 36.
When completed the 18-hole Championship Golf course that runs through the center of the Township and is built across 160 acres, should measure 7045 yards and play to a par of 72. The course is designed by the Califormia based firm of GOLFPLAN – they have built some of the best new courses in China, Malaysia, Vietnam over the last 10 years. This golf course will in the 2nd phase have a Mediterranean style clubhouse that is spread across 2 acres & will come with lounges, dining spaces, a Pro Shop, member and guest lockers, and more. A Golf Academy, along with a 9 hole executive course is also being commissioned shortly.
The Aavisa project is a community being built by the IVRCL company which has its headquarters in Hyderabad and is a large infrastructure & realty business.