Golf in Russia



The history of Golf in Russia starts from the date of founding of the first golf club in Moscow. In 1988 the Moscow City Golf Club located on the Dovzhenko street opened the first in the country training field - driving range. After 2 years the 9-hole golf field was ready in the heart of Moscow. And in 1992 was created Golf Association of Russia, which was recognized by the Olympic Committee of Russia, the European Golf Association and the supreme authority of golf - Golf Club of St Andrews.

Russia golf

In 1994 the second golf course in Russia was opened - Moscow Country Club. In accordance with the club’s founders plans, the Moscow Country Club golf course become for more than a decade a world-class and Russia's only 18 hole championship field.

The popularity of golf in Russia increased with the time. The Golf Club "Dunes" was opened near St. Petersburg, built a field in Stary Oskol, Belgorod region. At the same time the training complex and a golf club were opened, which are located in the Moscow area Krylatskoye.

The next stage of golf development with active construction of Golf Courses in Russia was beginning in 2004-2006. The 18-hole golf field in Golf and Yacht club "Pestovo" was one of the first opened in 2006 and it immediately won the hearts of Russia's golfers. For the period 2007-2008 were opened several more golf clubs.

Russia has developed a taste for golf. Finally, Russia emerged on the World’s "golf map". A lot of tourist travel to Russia to play golf. Here are the Russian Golf Association’s accredited Russian Golf Clubs. So enjoy, come visit Russia and play golf here.

Dunes Golf and Country Club
The Dunes Golf and Country Club is popular resort area with its hotel and sanatorium, rehabilitation center, sandy beaches, fresh sea air and pine forests. It is located on the Gulf of Finland seaside 38 kilometers north of downtown St. Petersburg.
During the last few years a good resort infrastructure has been filled up with different facilities for outdoor activities: tennis, beach volleyball, horse-riding, archery, riflery and GOLF. In 1995 they started with an 18 hole miniature golf course. It was followed by a driving range and a putting green in 1996. In 1997 they opened the executive 6 hole golf course. This course is ideal for beginners to take up the game and to learn the rules and the etiquette. Although all holes are short par 3s, scratch players say that this course is tough enough to challenge them and is a good practice facility to improve the short game. Also in 1997 were built the 5 cottages (dachas) on the club village. These dachas can be rented on a long-term basis or for overnight accommodation. In 2001, the Club House was opened.
Since the first part of July 2002, DUNES Golf & Country Club offers foreign tourists the new opportunities for golf playing in the Northern Capital of Russia. Golf season in Dunes runs from the beginning of April to beginning of December. During Northern Russia's famous "White Nights" you can play even until midnight!
Tel. +7-812 437 3874

Pestovo Golf and Yacht Club
Pestovo Club embodies a concept that is absolutely new and unique for Russia. The club is modeled as the world’s best golf clubs whose grounds feature residential buildings, rest and recreation facilities.
Superior quality is the club’s watchword, reflected in everything it offers: an outstanding 18-hole championship golf course designed by the architects Paul and Dave Thomas, a magnificent clubhouse, a yacht club, an equestrian centre, luxurious cottages, apartments, a fitness club, meticulously laid-out infrastructure and superbly trained personnel.
Pestovo is gaining worldwide recognition and becoming a venue for top golfers from many countries. At the same time, the club won’t be catering solely to the pros: the golf academy will help both experienced players and novices to improve their game.
Tel. +7-495-739-2020

Starooskolskiy Golf Club
Starooskolskiy Golf Club has 9 hole field, grass training field, chipping green, a training green. To move long distances there are golf cars available. They also have an area for mini-golf. Games area is equipment in accordance with world standards, the quality of the cover meets the European standards.
Tel. +7-4725-43-9287

Download an Audiobook to Your iPod for only $7.49

Golf & Country Club "DON"
Golf & Country Club Don is located in ethnographic reserve - Starocherkasskaya village, just 20 minutes drive from the center of Rostov-on-Don. The main object of the club is a championship golf course with 18 holes.
In 2007, the club opened the first in southern Russia golf academy, which includes training golf course, driving range, putting green, pitching-green and three educational games hole. The first nine holes 18-hole playing field opened September 26, 2008.
Tel. +7-928-279-2600

Golf and Polo Club Tseleevo
Golf Club with an 18-hole course and Golf Academy with 3 academic holes and a driving range, located in a picturesque woodland area - 47 km from Moscow in the Dmitrov district near Moscow, in the village Tseleevo. This multi-purpose complex includes a golf club, ski resort and polo club.
This Golf course designed by the famous golf course architect Jack Nicklaus and considered to be one of the best golf courses in Europe.
Tel. +7-495-644-4499

Golf Club "Tiger"
Golf Club Tiger was founded in June 2008 as the Regional public organization to promote golf. At the beginning of 2009 the golf course consists of 4 holes (there is working on the construction of the 5 holes). The golf course has a driving range, bunker, fairway, green training. The total area of golf course - 2,5 hectares, the maximum length of the hole over 250 yards.
Distinctive feature of the field is that this is the only Moscow golf course which has night illumination. This feature allows people who cannot devote time for training during the day, to train in the evening hours
Tel. +7-495-225-78-45

Golf and Yacht Club Pyrogovo
The territory of the complex with three sides bordered Klyazma reservoir and includes a 9-hole golf, driving range, children's Golf Academy.
Tel. +7-495-223-2200

Golf Club "Kazan"
First in the Volga area of golf club designed by the architect Peter Harradinom and is located 30 km from Kazan. There is a 9-hole golf and driving range.
Tel. +7-919-625-1515







Home Page | About Me | Moscow Blog | Russian Visas | Travel Tips | Getting to Moscow | Getting Around Moscow | Hotels Guide | Luxury Hotels | Airport Hotels | Cheap Hotels | Hostels | Moscow Housing | Moscow Facts | Tourist Attractions | Moscow Skyscrapers | Entertainment | Shopping | Russia Facts | Government | Flag of Russia | Places to Visit | Russian Food | Culture of Russia | Russian Movies | Russia Wildlife | Russia Pictures | Russia Sports | Sochi Olympics