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Azerbaijan: a world-class golf destination

Dec 03, 2019 by Azerbaijan Tourism

Azerbaijan has cemented its position as an outstanding golf destination as it joins the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). IAGTO ensures that destinations deliver the highest global standards and experiences in golf tourism.
Azerbaijan is home to two 18-hole international level golf clubs. This includes the luxury 170-acre Dreamland Golf Club located 40 minutes away from the city centre of Baku, and the National Golf Club which is set amongst the lush green forests around Guba Palace Hotel.
Designed by famous American architect Cynthia Dye from Dye Designs, the Dreamland Golf Club offers a premium tournament golf experience with refreshing Mediterranean vibes from the nearby Caspian Sea. The course features tapered fairways and well-bunkered greens for experienced golfers, and level landscaping with long-range views for beginners. Dreamland Golf Club also offers a golf academy with IMG Golf School, a state-of-the-art clubhouse, and is officially rated and approved by the European Golf Association (EGA).
Those keen to swing and putt can also head to the National Golf Club in Quba which packs in breath-taking views of the Caucasus mountains. Set in the grounds of the Quba Palace Hotel, the golf club was the first to open in Azerbaijan in 2013 and has hosted a series of international competitions including the PGA European Challenge Tour. The 185-acre course was designed by Jon Hunt from International Golf Design, and features rolling hills and deep bunkers for players across skill levels. The 5-star Quba Palace Hotel also provides fine dining options, a luxurious spa facility, and a fully-fledged business and conference centre - making it the perfect getaway destination for both, business and pleasure.
Packages range from 750 USD single / 490 USD double for a two-night stay at Azerbaijan’s infamous Dreamland Golf Club and a two-night stay at the luxurious Quba Palace Hotel. The five-day package includes transfer on the first day from GYD to Quba Palace. Golf at Guba Palace on the second day and another round of Golf at Quba Palace on the third day. Tourists would be transferred to Dreamland Golf on the third day and would be treated to an unforgettable Golf experience at Dreamland Golf Club on the fourth day. On the last day, tourists would be transported to GYD.
For tourists who wish to stay a bit longer, a seven-day package priced at 1099 USD single / 799 USD double is available. The package includes transfer to and from GYD on the first and last day as well as a three-night stay at the luxurious Quba Palace Hotel where tourists can enjoy playing golf on the second and third day while immersed in one of Azerbaijan’s scenic locations. On the fourth day, tourists would be invited to indulge in a traditional Azeri breakfast and would be transferred to Dreamland Golf Club to enjoy a round of Golf in the afternoon. Tourists would be offered a three-night stay at Dreamland and would be invited to play Golf on the fifth and sixth day. The package includes some free time for tourists to explore the beauty of Azerbaijan before heading back to Baku on the last day.
The diversity of Azerbaijan’s offerings gives travellers several reasons to visit throughout the year. High-profile sporting events such as the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix and the UEFA Europa League Final in 2019 showcased hospitality offerings ranging from luxury collections to B&Bs and a vibrant gastronomical experience. Azerbaijan also boasts spectacular landscapes including summer countryside and winter ski slopes, hiking trails, and cultural events. Every experience is catered for in Azerbaijan, with golf just the start for travellers.