Zavidovo Golf Course
Golf is not widespread in Russia, partly due to the harsher climates and partly due to the investment required. So the development of Zavidovo as Russia’s first prestigious PGA course is big news. Opened in 2012, the 18-hole championship golf course has been developed to meet European standards. The course designer, Dave Simpson, created it to have the aesthetics of a typical Scottish golf course, where the origins of the sport lie, with rugged heathland and landscaped fairways. Each hole has its own challenges with bunkers and waterways to keep the golfer focused at all times. There are strategic elements to this course, but it does cater to all skill levels, whether you are a beginner or a pro.
The golf course is supported by a rather grand club house. The restaurant offers views over the beautiful fairways, while the bar offers a terraced outdoor area. The club house also has an exclusive golf shop selling a range of Russian PGA goods as well as a billiard room and a library. In addition to the 18-hole golf course, there is a 9-hole golfing academy designed for those who want to learn the sport or hone their existing skills.
Yacht Club and Marina
The golf course is set amid some of Russia’s finest natural scenery in Zavidovo Nature Reserve, located in the Tver region, a little over 130 kilometers from Moscow. The coastal waterways that run naturally through this area have allowed for the golf course to be combined with the Yacht Club. In addition to the golf course, there are 2 harbor areas with the facilities to moor up to 500 yachts. Developed alongside this are long stretches of pedestrian promenades, tranquil parks and pristine beaches, ideal for relaxing while on holiday.
If you are interested in a round of golf or taking a stroll around the yacht club marinas, you will find them located just 5 kilometers from the Radisson Resort, Zavidovo. Hotel staff will be happy to help you with booking tee times. Don’t miss this unique chance to take to the fairways of Russia’s first PGA course.