China Is Cool With Its People Playing Golf Now
Previously, golf was off-limits as the government tried to crack down on corruption.By Katie Link | April 14, 2016
Of all the things that could get you in trouble in China, playing golf is no longer one of them.
The communist country has had a love-hate relationship with the sport for decades. Mao Zedong banned it in 1949, claiming it was a "sport for millionaires."
Years after his death, golf made a comeback. In 1984, Arnold Palmer designed the country’s first-ever golf course and business was booming.