and Countryclub, Rostov on Don, Russia
Russia's largest golf course project is being built at present in
the southern part of the country, close to the Black Sea. It is a
championship course (18 + 9 holes) with driving range, 3 hole short
course and various practice facilities. Also under construction on
an area of 184 hectares are a residential complex with 70 villas,
a 200 bed hotel, riding stables and a yacht harbour (allowing future
club members direct access to the course within 20 minutes, downstream
of the city of Rostov). The 800,00 cu.m of material excavated for
the system of lakes, which cover an area of about 25 hectares, are
being used to raise the level of the ground and for earth modelling.
Expanses of water, which permeate the whole course, are characteristic
of the landscape of the River Don. This project is more than just
a golf course and could provide the initial boost for golf as a popular
sport in Russia.