Golf is the newest addition to the list of sports played in Russia and is generally considered a pastime for the affluent.
This is not only because of golf’s exclusive appeal, but also as there are not many facilities in the country, and those there are have had a lot of money invested in them.
Former World No.1 tennis player and Olympic champion, Evgeny Kafelnikov moved into golf after finishing his tennis career and is now one of the main proponents of this sport.
The country’s first golf club opened in 1987 and is located in the upper-class area in the west of Moscow. Russia now has over a dozen working golf courses; three are located in St Petersburg, four in other regions and the rest in and around Moscow.
If you are looking for something different and haven't visited Russia before, it's worth the trip. The Golf is great and the culture is magnificent.