When the GladeOne Masters unfolded on the Professional Tour of India (PGTI) in February, there was an element of novelty attached to the event. Never before had a pro event on PGTI happened on a nine-hole course, but whatever apprehension players had got washed away by the pristine conditions at the Glade One Resort and Club on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.
The biggest thumbs-up came from Ajeetesh Sandhu, a winner on the Asian Tour and PGTI. After his first practice round, Ajeetesh was fascinated by this top-notch golf course. He listed his observations on this unique facility, which reminded him of courses in Korea and Taiwan.
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1st hole: It is a challenging long tough opening hole with a narrow green.
2nd hole: A unique par 5 as it is an equal playing hole. Almost a three-shot hole for everyone in the field.
3rd hole: A short scoring hole which has the potential to derail a great start.
4th hole: A long par 3 with a tight and narrow green.
5th hole: A reachable par 5 but protected by bunkers (both the landing area of the tee shot and around the green).
6th hole: One of a kind “ISLAND TEE BOX”. Also, two greens, one of which is a lot higher than the fairway (extremely high) and is a blind shot. Reminds me of golf courses in Korea and Taiwan.
7th hole: A beautiful par 3 with an undulating green.
8th hole: An easy scoring hole which has a wide fairway and respective green.
9th hole: A tight finishing hole with an island green that can have some interesting pin positions. Undoubtedly the signature hole.
Given the positive feedback through the week, GladeOne is set to play host to many more pro events.
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