Russia

Everyone knows that Russia is a massive country but as a golfing nation it’s tiny. A decade ago, golf in Russia was a novelty and the preserve of wealthy diplomats rather than a serious professional sport. But things are changing and the pleasures of the Royal & Ancient game are slowly but surely being discovered.

Naturally, Russians are stereotyped as Cossack dancing, vodka drinking, fur hat wearing, Lada driving folk who love all night parties. There must be some exceptions? This huge country is so diverse that we couldn’t possibly even begin to describe it here, so we’ll get straight on to the golf.

Naturally Moscow Country Club put Russia firmly on the golfing map, but there are now thirty golf courses in the country and more are either in the planning or construction stages. If you've played many of Russia's golf courses and would like to help shape our future Russian golf course rankings, we’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch. Dosvidania for now.

Our Russian golf course rankings were last updated in December 2015.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Russia

Skolkovo

1st Russia Ranking

The first Russian Jack Nicklaus Signature course appeared at Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club in 2008 and six years elapsed before the second one arrived at Skolkovo Golf Club in Moscow...

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Tseleevo

2nd Russia Ranking

The “ultra-luxury country club” of Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club offers invited members access to a 1,000-acre sports facility...

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Zavidovo PGA National

3rd Russia Ranking

The brief from the Russian client when European Golf Design worked on the Zavidovo PGA National course was to produce a layout capable of hosting professional events so this track offers golf on a big scale.

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Pestovo

4th Russia Ranking

The English father and son team of Dave and Paul Thomas designed Pestovo as a Russian championship course that will compete with Moscow Country Club in terms of quality and challenge.

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Moscow

5th Russia Ranking

Almost half the holes at the Moscow Country Club golf course have water to contend with, especially at the signature, 576-yard par five 5th.

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