Ozo Golf Club – the first 18-hole golf course in Latvia. It is equipped with Rain Bird watering system and quality course maintenance by John Deere. The course is located in Riga – the capital of Latvia, only 8 km – 10 minutes drive from the downtown.
The club owner is Sandis Ozolinsh, well known Latvian ice hockey player. Club’s name – Ozo – comes from Sandis nickname in the NHL.
The course has 18 holes, with a total distance of 6400 meters from the back tees, and can surprise everyone with its variety. Denver (Colorado, USA) based designer Rob Swedberg has managed to implement the accents of his native Rocky Mountains, widely adapted the banks of the nearby Lake Kisezers, as well as formed 16 ponds and 50 sand bunkers in the course.
Other facilities include: a driving range, conveniently situated in front of the club house, as well as chipping and putting greens.
In 2002, Ozo Golf Club received an award as the Best Natural Architecture Project in Latvia.
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 (Publishing House – Abrams, Harry N Inc.) Robert Sidorsky suggests visiting.
In 2005, Ozo Golf Club received the Latvian National Sport facility status, becoming the main education and training center for the Latvian National teams. Competitions of different levels take place at the Ozo Golf Club. However, there was one of the professional competition Hansabanka Baltic Open – one of the SAS Masters Tour stages.
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