Moscow Country Club

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Moscow Country Club
Club information
Coordinates 55°51′43″N 37°12′18″E / 55.862°N 37.205°E / 55.862; 37.205
Location Nakhabino, Russia
Established 1994
Operated by Moscow Country Club
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted Russian Open
Website www.moscowcountryclub.ru
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Par 72
Length 7,154 yards

The Moscow Country Club is a golf club in Russia.

Golf[edit]

The idea of building a championship golf course in Russia, dates back to the early 1970s when leaders of the Russian Government invited American executive Armand Hammer to Russia to find out what Russia needed to entice Western business. Hammer answered "limousines and a golf course".[1]

In 1988 construction began on what, six years later, was Russia’s first 18-hole golf course. in the birch forest in Nakhabino 15 km from Outer Ring Road (MKAD).

The club has an 18-hole, 7,015 yard championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The European PGA endorsed the club. Since its opening in 1993, the Moscow Country Club has become the permanent venue for a number of major golf competitions, including the Russian Open, the country’s first professional golf tournament. The golf course is open from May to October.

In addition to its championship golf course the Resort has a large sports complex, residential village of 54 timber dachas and 14 townhouses, restaurant and club house, and a 131-room hotel and business center with conference facilities, ten meeting rooms, and a 247-seat auditorium. There are indoor and outdoor recreational activities including mini-golf, computerized golf simulator, outdoor/indoor swimming pools, tennis courts and a natural lake with a sandy beach, restaurants, and bars, individual Hungarian style barbecues, sand volleyball, paddle boats and fishing.

Golf is being increasingly promoted by the Russian Government as a healthy sporting activity for all age groups.

Moscow Country Club has been the venue for European Tour event, the Russian Open since its inauguration, and also hosts the annual President of Russia Golf Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kramer, Andrew E. (September 8, 2006). "They May Say, 'Tiger Who?' but They Like His Sport". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°51′50″N 37°12′15″E / 55.86389°N 37.20417°E / 55.86389; 37.20417