China boasts world-class fairways and an emerging crop of young players, but expensive club memberships mean only a tiny minority of mainlanders have actually swung a golf club. File photo: ShutterstockChina boasts world-class fairways and an emerging crop of young players, but expensive club memberships mean only a tiny minority of mainlanders have actually swung a golf club. File photo: Shutterstock
China boasts world-class fairways and an emerging crop of young players, but expensive club memberships mean only a tiny minority of mainlanders have actually swung a golf club. File photo: Shutterstock

More than 100 Chinese golf courses ordered shut in graft crackdown on ‘elite’ sport

Since 2011, 111 of China’s 683 golf courses – regarded as venues for shady deal making between the elite and politicians – have been ordered to shut

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China boasts world-class fairways and an emerging crop of young players, but expensive club memberships mean only a tiny minority of mainlanders have actually swung a golf club. File photo: ShutterstockChina boasts world-class fairways and an emerging crop of young players, but expensive club memberships mean only a tiny minority of mainlanders have actually swung a golf club. File photo: Shutterstock
China boasts world-class fairways and an emerging crop of young players, but expensive club memberships mean only a tiny minority of mainlanders have actually swung a golf club. File photo: Shutterstock
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