Troon takes over Bangalore development


The fastest-growing major metropolis in India will soon get what a development group calls “its first world-class golf luxury resort.”

The community is called Prestige Golfshire, and it’ll take shape on 375 acres in the foothills of the Nandi Hills outside Bangalore, India’s third-largest city and the capital of the state of Karnataka. Prestige Golfshire is being developed by Prestige Group, which has tailored the community to attract the crème de la crème of the capital city’s home buyers – “India’s super-rich,” as a newspaper described them.

“We are aspiring to create premium residential developments that redefine luxury living,” said Irfan Razack, Prestige Group’s managing director, in a press release. “The idea is not to create houses or villas but to gift people a lifestyle.”

Prestige Golfshire has been in the works for several years. The developers now say that it’ll be ready for move-in by 2014. The deadline is now in the hands of Troon Golf, which has been tapped to oversee the community’s development. Troon has promised that the Golfshire will be “the region’s leading golf and leisure estate.”

At build-out, Prestige Golfshire is expected to consist of 228 “super luxury golf mansions,” a 300-room, Marriott-branded hotel with a conference center, a spa, a private lake, and a championship-length, 18-hole golf course. Forbes India recently reported that the villas will start at “well over a million dollars.”

The community’s 7,000-yard track has been designed by Bob Hunt of PGA Design Consulting, whose office is in Bristol, England. Hunt has designed courses in South Korea, Norway, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, and other countries. He’s also been selected to design a course in Cuba, for the Carbonera resort community.

This story originally appeared in the World Edition of the Golf Course Report, in a slightly different form. For a sample copy of the World Edition, call 301/680-9460 or write to

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