I have just got the news that Troon Golf will manage Burabay Golf Resort – an all-new facility near Astana, Kazakhstan. Burabay Golf Resort is Troon’s second development in the region, joining The National Azerbaijan Golf Club. Located across the Caspian Sea.
Golf is quite new in Kazakhstan, thanks to Nursultan Nazarbayev's (nation's president) support from 1994, Kazahs started to discover golf. The first golf club was built in 1995 called Nurtau Golf Club (by Colin Montgomerie).
With the city of Astana hosting a major international exposition called Expo 2017, the creation of Burabay Golf Resort is part of Kazakhstan’s tourism development efforts. Astana is one of the most popular resort areas in Kazahstan.
Buabay Golf Resort is not ready yet. It is scheduled for completion in late 2015, the facility will be a central hub to the town located on the northern shoreline of Lake Shuchie, which is part of the stunning Lake District. Burabay Golf Resort provides a new golf frontier, to be accompanied by two nearby marinas, 15 chalets and two artificial lagoons.
The district is due to receive a substantial renovation in line with the government’s concentrated casino plans. A 150-room hotel and clubhouse are being designed by the French firm Archetype, while the 18-hole golf course is being constructed by the acclaimed Korean firm In-Sung.