TROON will manage The Burabay Golf Resort near Astana, Kazakhstan, which will be the company’s 41st venue and the 29th country globally with an active Troon presence.
With the country’s hosting of Expo in 2017, the creation of the resort is part of the country’s touristic development to coincide with this prestigious event.
Bruce Glasco, Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, Troon International Division said: “ This will be an exciting addition to golf in the country and the first golf resort to be built here. With exciting developments of this nature there are real opportunities to grow and heighten Kazakhstan’s position on the golfing map."
Due to be completed in late 2015, the facility, located 200km northeast of the nation’s capital, Astana, will be a central hub to the town located on the northern shoreline of Lake Shuchie, part of the stunning Lake District, which is due to receive substantial regeneration in-line with the government’s concentrated Casino plans.
The 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. The course will have several holes that wind along the lakeshore with stunning views of the mountains in the backdrop and will certainly elevate the standard of golf available within the emerging golf destination.
With dense pine woods, distinctive rock formations and lakes, Burabay provides a new golfing frontier, to be accompanied by a luxurious 150 room hotel along with two marinas, 15 chalets and two artificial lagoons.
The surrounding area also creates a unique leisure offering with several attractions including a rustic nature museum, native zoo and the Burabay National Park.
With its relatively short summer season, the region is also a prime location for hiking, rock climbing and cross-country skiing in winter.
Barabay Golf Resort is Troon’s second development in the region, joining The National Azerbaijan Golf Club.