13 countries you wouldn't believe had a golf course

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1. Mongolia (3 courses)

Mt.Bogd Golf Club is one of three courses in the landlocked Asian country and is the first international-standard 18-hole golf course in Mongolia.

2. American Samoa (1 course)

American Samoa is only 26 miles long and three miles wide - but that's still enough to have its own 18-hole golf course, called Ili'ili Golf & Country Club.


3. Gambia (2 courses)

The African country has two courses, with Fajara Golf Club being the oldest of the pair. Established in 1937, it is an 18-hole par 69 course which lies close to the beach, with the green turning a lighter shade of brown during the dry season.


4. Sudan (1 course)

Sudan has just one golf course and it's near the capital Khartoum - but it's a private members club. Fenti Golf claims 'a luxurious haven for golfers'. It's only nine holes and was designed by Peter Harridine.


5. Kyrgyzstan (1 course)

Maple Leaf Golf Course is the first and only of its kind in the Kyrgyzstan, situated in the capital Bishkek. Another nine-hole layout, the course has its own Facebook page which you can check out here.


6. North Korea (3 courses)

Believe it or not, the most reclusive country in the world has its own golf course - three in fact. Pyongyang Golf Club is the best, and there's a great account from a guy who played it here.


7. Syria (1 course)

Syria has one course just north of the capital Damascus, but details of it are sketchy. Here's the only photo we could find of Cham Golf & Country Club, part of the Ebla Cham Palace resort.


8. Latvia (2 courses)

The Eastern European country has only two courses, with Ozo Golf Club just north of capital, Riga, deemed the best. It's an 18-hole layout and the club owner is well-known Latvian ice hockey player Sandis Ozolinsh.


9. Mali (1 course)

Mali has just one course which is part of a hotel complex in the capital, Bamako. Again, details of Golf Club de L'Amitie are sketchy.


10. Rwanda (2 courses)

Kigali Golf Club is one of only two courses in central African country Rwanda. Opened in 1987, the course offers 'an exciting experience for all experienced golfers'.


11. Algeria (1 course)

Algiers Golf Club is the main golfing establishment in Algeria and has 'all the features and facilities expected from a top class golf course'. The 18-hole course has a hiring facility and pro staff on hand to help visitors.


12. Samoa (4 courses)

The tiny Pacific island has four courses, would you believe, with Penina Golf Course in Faleolo the pick of the bunch.


13. Iran (5 courses)

Iran has five golf courses with the No.1 - Enghelab Golf Course - part of a massive sports complex in the capital Tehran. The complex hosts about 10,000 people daily.


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