Moscow Country Club
|Operated by||Moscow Country Club|
|Tournaments hosted||Russian Open|
|Designed by||Robert Trent Jones, Jr.|
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".
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.
- Kramer, Andrew E. (September 8, 2006). "They May Say, 'Tiger Who?' but They Like His Sport". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
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