From Temples to Tees: Cambodia Eyes Golf Tourism Growth; eGlobal Travel Media

Cambodia – Angkor

Cambodia is setting its sights on growing its golf tourism industry.

The Southeast Asian nation is becoming increasingly popular with foreign tourists, attracting more than five million visitors in 2016. Around seven million are expected by 2020.

Golf tourism is still very much in its infancy, however.

There are currently nine golf courses in Cambodia: four in the capital Phnom Penh, including the country’s oldest course, Cambodia Golf & Country Club, which opened in 1996, the Grand Phnom Penh Golf Club course by Nicklaus Design and the IMG-managed Garden City Golf Club, which opened in 2013.

Among three courses in Siem Reap are former Asian Tour venue Phokeethra Country Club and the Nick Faldo-designed Angkor Golf Resort, which opened in 2007 and is a Golf Course Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

There are also two courses on the coast at Dara Sakor Golf Club, forming the first part of a project by a Chinese developer in Koh Kong Province.

Read more from source: From Temples to Tees: Cambodia Eyes Golf Tourism Growth

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