Travel: Russian Golf Tournament Offers 24 Hour Play

Gorki White Nights Golf Tournament

If you ask a golfer what their dream scenario might be, some may answer “I’d like to golf from sun up to sun down.” But went if the sun was always around?

That’s the case in many parts of the world but in those northern climates golf is not always an option.

It is near St. Petersburg, no, not Florida…the one in Russia.

For the 4th time the Gorki White Nights 24 HRS Golf Tournament will be held this coming summer. It will take place on June 17-18 at the Gorki Golf Club.

In the past the tournament has drawn golf fans from around the world who come to enjoy a beautiful part of the world at a magical time of year.

Gorki Golf Club was the first golf club in the North-West region of Russia, located about 50 kilometres from St. Petersburg.

Deigned by Finnish Architect Lassi Pekka Tilander, the “inland links” style courses stretches to more than 7,000 if you are so inclined to tee off from the yardage. It’s suggested that as you’ll likely cover many, many kilometres during the full day and night of the tournament that you may want to go easy.

The White Nights Tournament invites three player teams (men and women) to compete.

The 24 hours are broken into four scoring periods with a Stableford System in place.

To find out more about the GORKI WHITE NIGHT 24 HRS Golf Tournament or to register, head to their website at

If you prefer to stay closer to home…you can also consider the Canadian North Midnight Classic in Yellowknife. Details of that event can be found here.