Karnataka to promote golf tourism

The Karnataka tourism department will now offer incentives to those investing in development of golf courses in the state, with the long-term goal of luring more overseas golfers and host international tournaments. The projects will also create new jobs in the state, the department added.According to a recent order, Karnataka will offer subsidies to companies deciding to set up golf courses, with a focus on destinations such as Bengaluru and Mysuru, where courses could be linked to international conference facilities.

Currently, most of the golf courses in the State are concentrated in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hubballi, Coorg, Chikamagalur and Mangaluru.

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