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Golf is coming to Cuba.The Communist country for decades had notoriously rebuffed the sport as an example of “bourgeoisie excess.”
But in a recent effort to reel in tourist dollars, Cuban leaders approved four major projects totaling around $1.5 billion, of which half will go to the government, according to The New York Times.
Cuba’s tourism minister told the paper that the island could soon have as many as 16 golf courses, and that foreigners would be able to buy homes near the resorts.
The resorts are aimed at Canadian, European and Asian tourists; as Americans are still barred from spending money in Cuba.