All the Tees in China
Forget the Beijing Games China is becoming an Olympic-sized golf destination
When China hosted its first major golf event the World Cup, in 1995 the game was so new to the country that spectators often picked up stray tee shots just to get a closer look at the ball. Today the only thing growing faster than China's population is its roster of golf courses. Thirty years ago there were none. Now there are more than 200.
You won't see any golf during the Olympic Games this month in Beijing, but golfers flush with a sense of adventure will find plenty of options here. Sure, you'll battle language barriers and food frights, but who says all your challenges should be on the course? Here's what you need to know to enjoy a great Chinese golf trip.