Category Archives: Asia Golf

Steeped in Tradition

Golfers like tradition, and who has dreamed of playing St Andrews in Scotland, arguably the home of golf. Well as the British empire expanded across the world during the 19th Century, the Scots were being employed to build new factories, bridges and railroads, and in their spare time, decided that Asia could do with a few of its own golf courses. Now according to the records, the oldest course built-in South-East Asia was The Royal Calcutta Golf Club back in 1829. Apparently, it was the oldest a...

Asia Tops the World

Amazingly according to recent statistics, golf in Asia is on the rise with 205 new courses in various stages of design and construction. This more than any other continent. Asia Leads the Way in New Courses It means that 32% of all new undertakings currently identified worldwide, are taking place here in Asia. According to a recent survey by the R & A in 2018, there were 33,161 golf courses in 208 of the world’s 245 countries. Asia currently boasts 4,570 golf facilities, 14% of the total cou...