Madikeri Golf Course or Mercara Downs Club is suburban golf course located in Coorg, ercara Downs golf club was established by British in the late 1800 making it a serious contender among the oldest golf course in Indian Sub-Continent. Mercara Downs golf club is located about 06kms from the Medikeri or Mercara the capital of Coorg district.
This lovely 18 hole course – the front nine and the back nine are totally different in character. Back nine is flatter, narrower and more challenging, to hit fairways on every tee shot. One of the holes particularly is interesting par 3 over a Banana Plantation with is O straight onto the Green with an 8 Iron.
Tough Interspersed with Water bodies, tanks and natural hazards, the front nine is fun to play. The third hole, a tough par 4, requires you to tee off straight up onto a steep hill, with serious OB on your right, with the hole being blind but located on the right side. One misjudgment will cost you 2 strokes on this. Holes 4, 5 and 6 are being extended a little more, to make this a total Par 73 course. The preferred Lie rules apply here and the fairways are reasonable. Greens are small beautiful location, lovely course, nice place. Worth a visit most definitely.