Golf Tourism

Golf played in 200+ countries!

  • Posted By : Evelyn Gruber 0n 27 May,2017
According to the most recent NGF count, golf is now played in 208 countries. This number will keep increasing as some far-flung outposts use golf as a vehicle towards international visibility.

One of these countries is Turkmenistan, a former Soviet central Asian republic situated north of Iran and west of Afghanistan, where Jack Nicklaus opens the first golf course later this fall - Ashgabat Golf Club. There are another 10 Championship caliber courses in the pipeline as the president of the Central Asian nation plans to have a course designed in every province.  There are, however, only 2,500 expats in the country who wanted golf.  

Developing a compelling international marketing strategy to generate a significant number of rounds of golf and heads on beds will certainly be a challenging task, considering that the country issued less than 1,000 tourist visas last year. But I am up for any challenge, hello Mr Berdymukhamedov!
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