Golf is not just a new Olympic sport, it is a special culture, with many traditions and rules. In Kazakhstan, the first golf club was opened in 1995 in Almaty. To date, according to the Golf Federation, there are seven golf clubs in the country. Five of them meet international standards.
Due to the warm climate, the most comfortable conditions for golfing are in Almaty and Turkestan regions. The playing season here lasts up to ten months a year. It is not surprising that two golf clubs are located in Almaty at once.
Golf Club Nurtau
Nurtau Almaty Golf Club is the first golf club in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, founded in 1995. It is located in the most beautiful foothills of the Zailiysky Alatau. The first nine courses of the golf resort with sand traps of different depths and water obstacles were designed in 1995 by the Japanese architect Saito. Later, by 2004, the project received nine more courses and became a full-fledged 18-hole Kazakh golf resort that meets international standards. Over time, a spacious club house, a two-level driving range (practice field), a 9-hole practice green and a green for practicing a short game appeared. There is also a clubhouse with a VIP room, a bar and a restaurant.
Golf club "Zhailau"
Golf resort "Zhailau" is recognized as one of the best in the CIS. In addition to the 18-hole championship course, Zhailau has its own driving range (practice field) and three putting greens (a golf course area with short cut grass). There are five artificial lakes, man-made bubbling streams, more than fifteen thousand trees have been planted on an area of 82 hectares. A unique view of the mountains from any point of the golf resort leaves a lot of positive emotions for both professionals and amateurs.
Golf club "Astana"
Golf club "Astana" is located 13 kilometers from the city of Astana along the Karaganda highway. Season duration: from the beginning of May to the end of September. The playing field for 18 holes with a total length of 6,646 yards (72 par) is located on an area of more than 80 hectares. On the territory of the golf resort there is a restaurant, a golf shop and a two-story hotel with eight rooms.
Golf club "Saryagash"
Golf club "Saryagash" is located next to the sanatorium of the same name in the Turkestan region. On the occupied territory of the golf club there are 18 playing fields with eight artificial lakes and sand traps. The clubhouse building houses a restaurant, a bar, a sporting goods store and a VIP suite with a sauna, as well as a 25-room hotel.
Golf club "Burabay"
The youngest golf club "Burabay", opened in 2017, covers an area of 103 hectares, which hosts an 18-hole golf course of the "Championship" class. On the territory of the golf club there is a four-star hotel with a parkhouse, as well as small resort cottages. In addition, there is an indoor tennis hall, a well-maintained beach, a pier for parking water transport, and a water park for families.