The number of golf courses in
The two to open most recently in Siem Reap province are the country's only PGA-rated courses, and they are playing off each other to bolster the kingdom's golf industry, said the paper.
"We are a growing destination, and golf is the fastest growing sport in all of
About 500 golfers visited the club each month since it opened in April and it hosted the country's first major international golfing event in November.
Meanwhile for the Angkor Golf Resort which opened in November in the province, 1,000 visitors were received in its first month.
"The more we see businesspeople come, the more we see golfers come as well," Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh told the newspaper.
However, said the paper, the
Cham Prasidh said that a demand for golf will arise as long as foreign entrepreneurs continue to invest in
"It is a sport where you develop friendship very fast, which is good for business as well," he said.
(Xinhua News Agency January 17, 2008)