Julie Zeveloff | May 25, 2011, 9:40 AM
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.