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Golf boom awaits India’s Tier II cities


golf300We talk of Tier II and III towns in the context of retail stores, manufacturing hubs. We talk of the mini-metros to reflect on infrastructure opportunities. We talk of creating more cities and urbanisation. It’s so fascinating to see how golf and its growth are a part of these B-towns that are slowly growing and building investment capital.

Kochi, not only has big plans for building tourism down south, powered by a new airport that hosts international traffic, it also has a new and promising golf course. The CIAL golf course hosted its first professional tournament just last week and it is among the most gifted upcoming world class properties. In god’s own country, the game is desperate to reboot after most basic golf courses lie awaiting attention. Kochi, if can sustain the modest growth, can indeed take a lead. Palm trees, the breeze and a perfect tropical weather make the game an interesting leisure activity in the region. There are many upcoming courses like this across the country.

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