The second qualifying stage of the World Cup in ICE Golf at Baikal

Дата 24.03.2018 — 25.03.2018
Baikal ICE-Golf Tournament 2018 - enjoy the unique experience of eco-golf at the deepest lake in the world!    

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The winter golf tournament "Baikal ICE-Golf 2018f" first took place in 2004. Since that time hundreds of adventure seekers have enjoyed golf on the ice of Baikal, the deepest lake on Earth.

Traditionally, the tournament is held in the most favorable period of the ice season at Baikal Lake - in the second decade of March, when the sun is already warm as in spring and the air temperature rises to +10 degrees.


The average thickness of ice by the middle of March reaches 80 centimeters that let golfers tee up safely. 

Participants of "Baikal ICE-Golf 2018" will meet the unique beauty of the Siberian nature - the colossal scales of Baikal, amazing landscapes, transparent ice, charming icy grottoes, clean fresh air and starry sky.


Players from all over the world take part in the tournament.

"Baikal ICE-Golf 2018" is interesting both for skilled players and for beginners. Even non-golfers will defiantly have fun during all days of the event. 

The winner of "Baikal ICE-Golf 2018" gets the opportunity to participate in the "World Baikal ICE-Golf Cup 2020". 

The tournament is held in accordance with the rules of golf approved by R&A (stroke play, 9-18 holes).


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Golfers and their guests are offered a high level of accommodation, meals and transfers. Visitors can book participation in tournament only or an all-inclusive package for 4, 5, 7 and 11 days.


Besides playing golf, participants can visit the most beautiful places of Baikal - the Small Sea and Olkhon island. Helicopters, off-road car trips, dog sledding, freeriding and heli-skiing with the rest in a cozy chalet in the mountains, under-ice diving and fishing – everything is possible during the holding of the "Baikal ICE-Golf 2018".

"Baikal ICE-Golf" will be covered by First Channel Russia, Euronews, Russia Today, Associated Press and Weather Channel.


The tournament is supported by the Government of the Irkutsk Region and the Golf Association of Russia. The basis for its holding are "Regulations on All-Russian golf competitions", "Regulations on the conduct of the Tournament". 

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Baikal Ice golf Packages

1. A trip to Baikal ICE-Golf in the group with a tour to Baikal Lake

Dates: 16th -20th March 2018
Duration: 5 days
Format of participation: up to 30 people in the group
Package price: from 750 USD per 1 person

The package includes: 

- meeting / seeing off with an English speaking guide at the airport of Irkutsk and escort during excursions and transfers
- transfers by a 45-seat bus in the group
- accommodation in double rooms "standard" in 3 * hotels on the shore of Baikal Lake
- Three meals a day
- visiting the viewing platform with a view of Baikal Lake (chairlift)
- Excursion to the Circum-Baikal railway, visiting ancient stone tunnels and bridges (carried out by hovercraft and snowmobiles)
- excursion to the "Taltsy" architectural and ethnographic open-air museum (viewing ancient buildings of the Siberian people, brought from all over the region and recreated on the territory of the museum, participating in an ethnic interactive presentation in Buryat style, with folk songs, games, throat singing and master- classes)
- excursion to the historical center of Irkutsk, visiting ancient temples, merchants' mansions and monuments of wooden architecture 

Not included: 

- plane tickets
- cost of an entry fee for participation in the tournament
- medical insurance 

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2. Trip only for the days of the tournament and training day


Dates: 16th-19th March 2018
Duration: 4 days
Format of participation: in a group up to 1o people
The price of the package: from 850 USD per person

The package includes:  

- meeting / seeing off with an English speaking guide at the airport of Irkutsk and escort during transfers
- transfers by a comfortable minibus in the group
- accommodation in double rooms "standard" in 4 * hotels on the shore of Baikal Lake (the Angara River)
- three meals a day, the possibility of forming an individual menu
- visiting the viewing platform with a view of Baikal Lake (chairlift) 

Not included: 

- plane tickets
- cost of the entry fee for the participation of the tournament
- medical insurance 

At an extra charge: 

- single occupancy (+ 100 USD) and accommodation in rooms of a higher category
- transfers by an individual car with a driver (+ 500 USD) 

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3. Participation in the tournament and in an interesting excursion program at Baikal Lake

Dates to choose: 15th - 19th или 16th - 21st March 2018
Duration: 5 days
Format of participating: in a group up to 10 people
The cost of the package: from 1 350 USD per person

The package includes: 

- meeting / seeing off with an English-speaking guide at the airport of Irkutsk and escorting during the program
- transfers on a comfortable minibus in the group
- accommodation in double rooms "standard" in 4 * hotels on the shore of Baikal Lake (the Angara River)
- three meals a day, the possibility to form an individual menu
- visiting the observation platform with a view of Baikal Lake (chairlift)
- excursion to the Circum-Baikal railway, visiting ancient stone tunnels and bridges (carried out by hovercraft and snowmobiles)
- excursion to the "Taltsy" architectural and ethnographic museum in the open air (viewing ancient buildings of the Siberian people, brought from all over the region and recreated on the territory of the museum, participating in an ethnic interactive presentation in Buryat style, with folk songs, games, throat singing and master- classes)
- excursion to the historical center of Irkutsk, visiting ancient temples, merchants' mansions and monuments of wooden architecture

Not included: 

- plane tickets
- cost of the entry fee for participation in the tournament
- medical insurance

At an extra charge

single occupancy (+ 100 USD) and accommodation in rooms of a higher category
transfers by an individual car with a driver (+ 500 USD) 

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4. Participation in the tournament, and then - go to a bright fan-trip on the famous ice Baikal in a friendly company


Dates to choose: 13th - 19th or 16th - 22nd March 2018
Duration: 7 days
Format of participation: up to 10 people in the group
Package price: from 1 800 USD per 1 person

The package includes:

- meeting / seeing off with an English-speaking guide at the airport of Irkutsk and escorting during the program
- transfers on a comfortable minibus in the group
- accommodation in double rooms "standard" in 4 * hotels on the shore of Baikal (the Angara River) and on Olkhon island
- three meals a day (exquisite Siberian and Buryat cuisine), the possibility of forming an individual menu
- visiting the viewing platform with a view of Baikal Lake (chairlift)
- traveling by minibus to the legendary Olkhon island (300 kilometers from Irkutsk airport)
- participation in ethnic rituals of worship of Baikal spirits in shamanic Holy Places
- excursions by a car on the famous clean and transparent ice of Baikal Lake near Olkhon island
- observation of impressive frozen splashes on rocks and icy caves
- excursion by car to the main natural monuments and the mystical Places of Olkhon Island and the Small Sea
- excursion by a car on the ice of Baikal Lake to the uninhabited Ogoi island with the white Buddhist stupa of Enlightenment on the top
- a trip by a hovercraft on the ice of Baikal Lake, along wild uninhabited coasts, from Olkhon island to Listvyanka village
- a hot lunch (picnic) in one of the most beautiful bays of Baikal Lake
- observation petroglyphs made by the ancient settlers of Baikal Lake
- excursion to the historical center Irkutsk, visiting of ancient temples, merchants' mansions and monuments of wooden architecture

Not included:

- plane tickets
- cost of the entry fee for the participation in the tournament
- medical insurance

At an extra charge: 

- single occupancy (+ 100 USD) and accommodation in rooms of a higher category
- transfers by an individual car with a driver (+ 500 USD)



5. Participate in the tournament and then rest in a good company in a cozy Siberian chalet in Baikal mountains 

Dates to choose: 13th - 19th or 16th - 22nd March 2018 
Duration: 7 days 
Format of participation: up to 10 people in the group 
The price of the package: from 2 750 USD per person 

The package includes: 

- meeting / seeing off with an English-speaking guide at the airport of Irkutsk and escorting during the program 
- transfers by a comfortable minibus in the group 
- transfer by a modern helicopter Eurocopter to the mountains (Khamar-Daban Range) 
- accommodation in double rooms "standard" in 4 * hotels on the shore of Baikal (Angara river), in Irkutsk and in a cozy chalet in the mountains above Baikal 
- three meals a day (exquisite Siberian and Buryat cuisine), the possibility of forming an individual menu 
- visiting the observation platform with a view of Baikal Lake (chairlift) 
- travel to mountains by snowmobiles or snowmobile sleighs 
- Siberian SPA in a Russian bath with a first-class bath attendant (professional sauna procedures, massage) 
- helicopter excursion to the legendary Circum-Baikal railway, visiting of ancient stone tunnels and bridges 
- excursion around the historical center of Irkutsk, visiting ancient temples, merchants' mansions and monuments of wooden architecture 

Not included: 

- plane tickets 
- cost of the entry fee for participation in the tournament 
- medical insurance 

At an extra charge: 

- single occupancy (+ 100 USD) and accommodation in rooms of a higher category 
- transfers by an individual car with a driver (+ 500 USD)

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6. Ultra packages: high-standard expedition on frozen lake to the most astonishing and wild corners of Baikal Lake

Dates to choose: 11th - 19th or 16th - 24nd March 2018
Duration: 7 days
Format of participation: up to 10 people in the group
Package price: from 5000 USD per 1 person

The package includes:

- meeting / seeing off with an English-speaking guide at the airport of Irkutsk and escorting during the program
- individual transfers by minibus from/to the plane's ramp, services of the VIP lounge in Irkutsk Airport
- transfers by a comfortable minibus at the venue of the tournament, as part of the group
- accommodation in double rooms "standard" 4 * in hotels on the shore of Baikal (the Angara River) and on Olkhon island
- rest in the best hotel in Baikal area, "Baikal Residence" 5 * (the rooms are made in a unique style and reflect the spirit of the clean taiga nature of Baikal Lake)
- three meals a day (exquisite Siberian and Buryat cuisine), the possibility of forming an individual menu
- visiting the viewing platform with a view of Baikal Lake (chairlift)
- excursion on off-road cars to picturesque Tazheran steppes, visiting high cliffs (more than 10 meters above Baikal), visiting mysterious rock remains, observation of petroglyphs, participation in ethnic ceremonies of worship of Baikal spirits in shamanic Holy Places, hot lunch (picnic)
- excursions by off-road vehicles on the famous clean and transparent ice of Baikal Lake near Olkhon island 
- observation of impressive frozen splashes on rocks and ice caves 
- excursions on off-road cars to the main monuments of nature and mystical Places Olkhon Island and the Small Sea 

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- excursion by off-road vehicles on the ice of Baikal Lake to the uninhabited Ogoi, island with the white Buddhist stupa of Enlightenment on the top
- traveling by off-road vehicles on the ice to the northernmost point of Lake Baikal (about 300 kilometers) along uninhabited coasts with a protected wildlife, overcoming snow deposits, ice hummocks and cracks
- hot picnics in interesting places on the shore of northern Baikal
- Overnight in a high-class comfortable ethnic-town (yurt camp), installed directly on the ice of Baikal Lake
- an impressive fire ethnic show with costumed artists in ethnic Buryat style and festive fireworks
- rest and bathing in hot baths in a thermal resort in the north of Baikal
- an opportunity to meet the Baikal seal
- a charter flight on a small plane from Severobaikalsk to Irkutsk
- excursion to the historical center of Irkutsk, visiting ancient temples, merchants' mansions and monuments of wooden architecture 

Not included:

- plane tickets
- cost of the entry fee for the participation in the tournament
at an extra charge:
- single accommodation (+ 100 USD) and accommodation in rooms of higher category
- transfers by a private car with a driver (+ 500 USD)
- options at the northern part of the lake: (price upon request): Spa-procedures in the hotel «Baikal Residence», snowmobiles, master-class of under-ice fishing, acquaintance with local hunters , visiting of a real event's settlement (aboriginal people breeding reindeer), degustation of deer meat in hut, acquaintance with ancient legends of aboriginal people, riding reindeer sleds 

Additional options: 

Upon your individual request we can organize any of activities mentioned below
- meeting with a real shaman
- traveling by off-road vehicles and overnight in a high-class comfortable ethnic-town
- dog sledding
- freeriding and heli-skiing with the rest in a cozy chalet in the mountains
- rest at the thermal spa in the north of Baikal
- helicopter excursion
- feeding of reindeer in Pribaikalsky National Park
- visiting of eco-farm
- under-ice diving
- visiting puppies of Baikal seal
- under-ice fishing
- portative bath (Russian sauna) with a bath made on the ice of Baikal 

And many other activities!

Contacts: ssr@golfmir.ru / + 7 916 619 22 48