The Perfect Getaway
Located just outside Bengaluru in Kolar, Zion Hills Golf County is a perfect getaway guaranteeing rejuvenation from the week’s grind!
The homely villas located around the vast green expanses of the golf course provide a perfect setting to celebrate with close family or friends or engage and bond with colleagues over inspiring discussions and stimulating outdoors! Apart from golf, Zion Hills also offers an eclectic mix of indulgences to suit almost any interest.
The Ronald Fream designed world class golf course, set in Bangalore’s idyllic golfing weather offers a golfing experience that can challenge experts and yet inspire learners. Apart from the golf course, the Golf Academy at Zion Hills with its state of the art facilities and world class coaches is a perfect venue to learn the game, whether one is a beginner looking to make a start or a single digit’er seeking to up the game!
Our “Stay & Play’ or ‘Stay & Learn’ packages offer attractive choices to begin your golfing journey or to indulge further in this passion.
Dining & BBQ
The restaurant at Zion Hills offers a wide range of foods from a variety of South and North Indian fares to Burgers & BBQs. Gyros, Donners, salads, and such are also on offer for the calorie-conscious. The range of outdoor, indoor, and semi-outdoor venues combined with our friendly culinary experts makes the dining experiences at Zion Hills a real treat to enjoy. Romantic open-air candle light dinners, lake side picnic lunches, trying your hand at BBQ at a campsite, or private dining in your villa are all possibilities at Zion Hills.
The lakes in and around Zion Hills span scores of acres of deep waters that are ideal to enjoy some sport fishing enriching your stay at Zion Hills
Running & Cycling
With 5 to 6 kms of tree-lined paved roads in a gated compound, oxygen rich air and lush green surrounds, running and cycling are popular indulgences at Zion Hills. The rustic roads and trails around Zion Hills offer longer and more adventurous options for those not wishing to be confined within the walls.
Zion Hills with its spectacularly colourful skylines and unpolluted starlit skies above is a star gazers dream. The mix of clear skies above and the secure modern day comforts within, makes Zion Hills uniquely attractive to watch any celestial drama or just soak in a regular star filled sky or the rising sun. Choose from our options of homely villas or secure camp sites to stay in while you awaken your astronomical enthusiasm.
The transformation of the location from a Eucalyptus plantation to a diverse ecosystem has made Zion Hills a paradise for birds and bird watchers. More than 50 varieties of birds ranging from the Spotted Owlet and Indian Pond Heron to the White Throated Kingfisher and Black Hooded Oriole are regularly spotted at Zion Hills. Wake that birding curiosity in you to explore the birdwatcher trail around Zion Hills.
The expansive 250 acres of Zion Hills offer secure camping locations for bonding over a bonfire and barbecue. The camp site comes equipped with tents and other accessories. Our friendly team is also on hand to make your stay under the stars truly an enjoyable one. Advance reservation required.
Sports & Games
The club house at Zion Hills and a wide array of outdoor sporting facilities offers the perfect opportunity to bond over sporting fun ranging from tennis, pickle ball, basketball, squash, badminton, swimming, darts, archery, grass bowling and more!
Note: Advance booking / separate charges apply for some of the above activities
Activities around Zion Hills
The pleasures of Zion Hills are not restricted to its four walls alone. The neighbourhood offers plenty of opportunities to explore history or religion or adventure.
Please refer to this guide to explore the neighbourhood.
Kolar Gold Fields
Kolar Gold Fields, located about 20 km from Zion Hills, was once India’s most significant urban developments and ranked the world’s leading centers of gold mining. The now silent mines and the mining town with its historic Gymkhana Club, Asia’s first Electric Sub Station, remnant Cyanide Hills, a 150 year old golf course etc to name a few, offer more than a glimpse of a bygone era of colonialism and mining. Now frozen in time, this quaint town was the first city in South Asia to be electrified is home to several historic landmarks; KGF Gymkhana, once a place of British high living, the first electric sub station in the country, the KGF Hospital – home to the first medical Xray machine in the country, Cyanide hills formed from millions of tons of mining rejects and much more! Zion Hills was earlier called Champion Reef, named after the deepest mine (3230 m deep) in KGF and the second deepest mine in the world.
Within a 30 minute drive of Zion Hills are a number of functioning and well kept temples dating from as far back as the 3rd century with the presiding deity of Lord Shiva . Avani temple regarded local folklore as the birth place of Lord Rama’s sons Luv & Kush, the Kolaramma Temple built in 3rd century, Markhandeya Temple built in homage to the celestial Garuda, Hanuman Temple in Mulbagal, Kotilingeswara Temple with its one crore Shiva Lingas are appealing destinations for the religiously minded.
The Kolar Gold Fields area nearby has a rich history of British presence. Kolar Gold Fields is said to have more than 200 churches of various denominations. Churches in the area date back a couple of centuries, some still preserving their original architecture. St. Michael’s and All Angels’ Church, is one of the oldest churches in KGF and still houses one of the oldest working musical organs in the country
The rocky hills around Kolar rising more than a 1000 ft high offers trekking opportunities of various difficulty levels and stunning views of the country side below.
Kolar is the vegetable basket of Bangalore and Asia’s largest Tomato Market. Apart from Tomatoes the region is known for potatoes, Ragi, mangoes, guavas and a variety of other vegetables and fruits. Take a trip to one of the farms around Zion Hills and pluck your own supply of guavas or tomatoes or beans or other local produces
Zion Hills is surrounded by several vast lakes. While many of the lakes had dried up, recent measure of restoration undertaken by the Government are bringing them back to their glory. The historic manmade Bethamangala lake, built around the year 1900 by a New York based company was once home to the Bethamangala Sailing Club, a popular hangout for the British residents of that time