Golf on course for Russia

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Golf raises its profile in Eastern Europe following news of a new golf course set to be built just outside Moscow.

As golf sets it heart on joining the Olympic movement, the sport has receiving a boost in Eastern Europe through news of a PGA–branded golf course and academy being built soon near Moscow. The Bolshoye Zavidovo resort is set to construct a 7, 300–yard course called PGA National Russia and a PGA National Golf Academy with a nine–hole course and extensive practice facilities including an integrated short game range, practice bays and swing studios. The multi–million pound project situated just outside the Russian capital follows an agreement between the PGA and OPIN, a Russian real estate investment company, and will help boost the sport's profile in the country. The course will be designed by European Golf Design and will be set near a five star hotel and marina hotel and will complement plans for a picturesque reservoir created by the River Volga.

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