Though the first golf course built outside Great Britain was in India in the year 1829, the actual wave of modern golf development only hit Asia in the 1960s some 130 years later.
How big is the Asian golf industry? With the emergence of new golf markets within Asia, many believe the Asian golf industry is a very big one, with room for tremendous growth. One estimates the total number of golf courses in Asia is around 6,000 with many more new courses in various stages of development.
With a group of stakeholders committed to help develop and lead the growth of the Asian golf industry, the Asian Golf Industry Federation was formed and incorporated in August 2009. It is a not-for-profit regional organisation with a distinguished Member Roster representing leaders in the Asian golf industry including golf course and club suppliers and professional support services, and golf course architects, to golf real estate and development companies.