JW Marriott Prestige Golfshire Resort, Bangalore Review

By | May 28, 2023
JW Marriott Prestige Golfshire Resort, Bangalore

JW Marriott Bengaluru Prestige Golfshire Resort & Spa is one of the best golf resorts in India that’s located closer to Bangalore International airport (KIAL) and overlooks Nandi Hills. 

I’ve been planning to explore this property since its launch and the right time came when Vistara opened its CJB-BLR route for sometime. So here’s my experience at the property during my visit by early 2022.


While the revenue rates goes for about 30K INR a night on an average, I went with a redemption booking that costs about 30K Marriott Bonvoy points per night.

Fortunately, these days it’s even available for 23K points. So if you’re flexible with the dates you’re lucky.


The property lies approximately 20 Kilometers away (20 mins drive) from Bangalore International Airport en-route to Nandi Hills

For those residing in Bangalore, the main drawback of the property is its distance from the city. However, since I was arriving from the airport, I made a reservation for a luxury airport transfer through Axis Reserve.

While I was expecting an A class as per the notification, there was a last minute change and got upgraded to a brand new (outgoing model) Mercedes Benz S Class.

Airport car transfer - Merc S Class
Car - Interior

Travelling in S Class was like “flying on the road”, literally. The 20 min journey seemed to pass in just 5 minutes, partly due to the driver taking advantage of the powerful engine under the hood.

So I arrived at the property before I could fully explore all the fancy controls and features of the car.


Upon arriving at the hotel, I can see how massive the property is. Check-in was smooth and I was given a sparkling water as welcome drink.

The room was upgraded to Club room with the executive lounge access and amazing views. The welcome amenity was grand and it includes fruits, sweets, snacks and a cake.

JW Marriott Prestige Golfshire Resort - welcome amenity
JW Marriott Prestige Golfshire Resort - snacks
JW Marriott Prestige Golfshire Resort - sweets
JW Marriott Prestige Golfshire Resort - Welcome Note

The Room

The room comes with a balcony which has a beautiful view of the massive well-manicured Golf Course that looks pleasant to the eyes anytime of the day.

There is a small artificial lake that’s in-between the resort & the golf course. Overall setup makes the sunrise & sunset experience magical.

The room interiors has modern elements and the washroom area looks nice, just like any other JW. Here are some pics:

JW Marriott Prestige Golfshire Resort - Bed
JW Marriott Prestige Golfshire Resort - Washroom
JW Marriott Prestige Golfshire Resort - wash area
JW Marriott Prestige Golfshire Resort - view from balcony
Sunset View

The Resort

The resort is pretty big with the view of one of the best golf course in the country. But the downside to it is that one has to walk quite a bit and take multiple lifts to goto the restaurant (or) Club lounge if you’re away from the central section.

There’s a large swimming pool, a dedicated building for Spa, kids play area, well maintained Gym and even a small putting green area within the resort just incase if you (or) your kids interested in playing golf without having to goto the Golf Course.

There is live music in the evening at the lobby and I think I’ve found a clone of MKBHD. They also have high-tea which I skipped!

live music performer - looking like MKBHD

If you intend to stay at this resort, consider booking on a non-busy day because otherwise you’ll have to deal with the crowd. You just need to ask them if there is any planned big function or golf event and you should be good to go.

The Golf Club

The Prestige Golfshire Club is located few mins away from the property and the hotel can arrange a complimentary pick-up & drop from/to the Golf Club House entrance, usually in a buggy.

Prestige Golfshire Resort - club house
Prestige Golfshire Resort - golf course

I visited the Golf Club couple of times during my stay to take few golf lessons, thanks to the access via Axis/IndusInd Credit cards.

The Golf Club is indeed massive with an in-house restaurant and one can spend hours looking at the serene landscape that’s never dull even during the summer.

Prestige Golfshire Resort - smoothie at restaurant


Breakfast was delicious and has a huge spread with live counters. I’ve been to JW Mumbai Sahar recently and if I have to compare, I can say JW Prestige Golfshire serves atleast 50% more spread.

It’s probably one of the very few resorts in India that serves dragon fruit among others and oh, they had fresh tender coconut water too!

And I realised that I was quite occupied with breakfast that I missed to take some pics for you.

Executive Lounge

JW Prestige Golfshire Resort - club lounge

The club/executive lounge is as spacious as the resort with the food that’s as tasty as their breakfast.

Apart from the delicious starters on the menu available for order during happy hours, they also have juices, nuts, etc stocked up for consumption anytime of the day.

Occupancy was quite low during my stay so there was no spread, all were made to order.

JW Prestige Golfshire Resort - food
JW Prestige Golfshire Resort - snacks at lounge
Club Lounge - Aerated drinks and desserts


  • Cardexpert Rating: 5/5

JW Marriott Bengaluru Prestige Golfshire is undoubtedly one of the best Golf resorts in Asia and probably the only modern & upmarket Golf Resort in the country.

If you’re a nature lover, it’s worth visiting atleast once in your lifetime. I’ve only shared 50% of my experience and there is lot more. Ideally I would say that it’s a sin to not treat your eyes with those beautiful views at JW Prestige Golfshire.

If you’re a Marriott Bonvoy Elite, the value you get here is phenominal as you see above.

So if you’re now wondering which cards can take you to JW Prestige Golfshire on points, here are few options:

  • Your one month’s milestone benefit on Axis Magnus can get you here for a night.
  • If you choose to stay longer and get the points faster, perhaps you would need Amex Platinum Charge Card that gives 100K points (on request).

Note that Amex Plat Charge also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold tier which would improve the experience at Marriott properties.

All that said, have you been to JW Prestige Golfshire? Feel free to share your experiences in the comments below.

Author: Siddharth

Helping Indians to choose right credit cards, pick right offers and enjoy luxury vacations for less. Day & night exploring the spiritual reality of our human existence.

23 thoughts on “JW Marriott Prestige Golfshire Resort, Bangalore Review

  1. R

    I stayed here for 3 nights in a Suite room. The experience was fabulous.

  2. NMS

    Stayed here a few weeks ago. Lovely property, wonderful service and definitely one of the best golf courses in India. Hope to make another trip soon.

  3. Pravin Kudav

    Hello Siddharth Sir,

    Thank You for great review.
    I am also excited to stay there 🙂

    Are you Platinum in Marriot Bonvoy? Not sure if there is upgrade available for normal guests?


    Pravin Kudav

    1. S garwal

      Upgrade is also available to Marriott gold.
      Right now i am in the property

  4. Shabir

    Clean and crisp review as always! Is breakfast available at JW Marriot along with redemption bookings? In their website, I don’t see breakfast being mentioned under redemption rates but I can see it for revenue rates.

    1. Siddharth Post author

      Breakfast is a hit or miss. Gold tier helps at times and when upgraded it usually comes with breakfast.

    2. Pravin Kudav

      When you become Platinum then as welcome gift you can choose point or, breakfast

  5. Sujeeth

    Did you have any Elite status with MB? Or is the upgrade just complimentary at arrival based on availability?

    1. Siddharth Post author

      Upgrade based on availability, for Gold Elite.

  6. Vijay

    how to book this with axis magnus card like do we need to call customer care or we can book online thorugh axis card website.

  7. Palguna Rao

    I’ve been there in March on our anniversary day. They were running a promotion of 100% Hotel credits. Got a free upgrade to club room and had a wonderful stay, tried various cuisines available over there. They have approved late checkout too. Had my lunch and then did the checkout. Oh yeah, forgot to mention got pampered with their the world class spa services too.

  8. Abhiram Vasan

    “If you choose to stay longer and get the points faster, perhaps you would need Amex Platinum Charge Card that gives 100K points (on request).”

    What’s on request means pls elaborate.

  9. Harsha

    I am having Mugnus card, and I will be getting monthly milestone in some time.
    Can you let me know how to book JW golfshire, because I dont see this hotel in Edge rewards hotel booking
    Or how to get Marriot Gold tier membership with any card

  10. sarthak

    Nature lovers hate golf courses. They are an abomination on nature, a burden on environment. So I disagree with “If you’re a nature lover, it’s worth visiting atleast once in your lifetime.”

    1. Siddharth Post author

      “burden on environment” – Surprise. But how?

      1. rahul

        They use million of liters of water and miles and miles of land for just landscaping. They are actually source of green house emission as forest have to be cleared to make way for them.

        1. Sri

          Rahul is right. In addition to what he said about using up of lot of water and land, a golf course supports very little in terms of wild life which is otherwise found in the same area.

        2. Abhi

          This golf course came up in place of scattered grape farms. Grape farming was already a dwindling business in Doddaballpur and adjoining areas where golfshire is located.

  11. Ash

    Did the club lounge have beverage options? Earlier wine/beer/alcohol were not available. If available now, was there any limit or was it like self pour system?


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