Still in the spring of 1998 during his visit in Armenia Vahagn Hovnanyan gave birth to the idea of founding a golf club and developing golf in Armenia. In 2000 on a small piece of earth, surrounded by majestic Ararat, Aragats and Ara mountains, Vahagn Hovnanyan started the construction of “Ararat Golf Club”. This was the first golf course in Armenia and the whole of Transcaucasia. Ararat Golf Club is an 9-hole golf course and an athletic field. In the beginning of 2001, the athletic field was put into operation, while the construction of the 9 holes was actively progressing.In 2005 the construction activities were completed and for the first time in the history of Armenia, people were given the opportunity to play the famous game of golf. Today, Ararat Golf Club offers two tennis courts, a swimming pool, a football and basketball fields. In 2005 “Ararat Golf” club was renamed “Ararat Valley Country Club”, with the scope to gather people around the sport of golf.