GOLF IN UKRAINE
Golf is an old game with a long history. The origin of golf is still not known for certain but according to the most popular belief it originates in Scotland and dates back to XV century. In 2005 one scientist advanced a theory that the game which resembles golf was popular in China 500 years earlier than in Scotland. The
representative of an old royal Scottish golf club said that there were a lot of games with a ball and a club in past times but golf in today's understanding surely originates in Scotland. Maybe we won't ever know that for sure but what we know is that this noble game is a proud of Scotland nowadays.
Golf always was an elite game and even now only the members of aristocratic families can join the oldest golf clubs in England or Scotland. That is the reason why golf in Ukraine makes just first steps on its way to success. The climate conditions in Ukraine are quite favourable for playing golf. The developing of this kind of sport began in Ukraine just 5 years ago but is advancing with giant strides. At the moment Ukraine has quality golf courses in Kharkiv, Kyiv, Odessa and Lugansk. Superior Golf Club in Kharkiv was the first in Ukraine which presented 2 new professional courses. Kharkiv golf club is considered one of the best clubs with the largest and most interesting golf courses on the post-Soviet territory. Kharkiv golf club already has an academy for children which prepares young champions.
Last years showed that though golf is not usual for Ukrainian mentality, Ukrainians are interested in it. That means that the development of this privileged game will continue and become more affordable in future. Try Ukrainian golf courses and make your own opinion about them.