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Golf is a comparatively new sport in Latvia. Nevertheless, the country has several golf courses designed by professional golf course architects that have been appreciated by experienced fans of this sport. It is the quality of the golf courses and services they provide that have promoted the popularity of this pastime which attracts increasingly more people every year.
Viesturi golf club
Viesturi is historically the first golf club in Latvia. The 9 hole course (PAR 35) is located at Jaunmārupe, not far from Riga Airport and Jūrmala.
The course welcomes not only skilled players but also beginners who will be introduced to the finest details of the game by experienced club pros. Viesturi boasts the lovely scenery of its old pine forest encircled course.
The equipment is available for rent.
The golf club also accommodates a restaurant where the players can have a hearty meal after a game. Besides, Viesturi hosts seminars, corporate and social functions.
Ozo golf club
Ozo Golf Club is located just within a 20 minute drive from the downtown Riga, and spreads over a scenic bank of Lake Ķīšezers.
The course has 18 holes (PAR 72), with a total distance of 6400 meters from the back tees. The course has been designed to include16 ponds and 50 sand bunkers, but few lakeside holes provide the real thrill in game, not only charming scenery.
The facilities also include driving range, putting and chipping greens.
In 2004, Ozo Golf Club was named among those 365 courses around the world which New York Times golf reporter and author of World golf courses. 365 days Robert Sidorsky suggests visiting.
The club has a restaurant tempting visitors with a gourmet cuisine experience. Golf equipment and carts available for rent.
Saliena golf club
The Saliena Golf Club is found by the road connecting Riga to Jūrmala. Its vast 18-hole "Jūrmala Course" (PAR 72) and 9 hole "Garden Course" (PAR 27) spreads over the area of 74 ha. The experienced club pros provide professional advice to skilled players as well as beginners. As for visitors from abroad, the golf club offers to arrange SPA procedures or accommodation in a SPA centre or a hotel in Riga or Jūrmala. Golf equipment and carts available for rent.
Reinis golf club
Between Sigulda and Krimulda there lies the Reinis Golf Course with 9 holes (PAR 30). Being located in the Gauja National Park, the club can be duly proud of the magnificent view over the hills and slopes of the river valley. The course measures 1500 m over the terrain with the height difference of 40 m; the total area of its waterbodies is 1.4 ha. The golf club offers equipment rental and training under the guidance of pro.