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Whilst there are claims that the game was invented by the Chinese in the tenth century, during the Cultural Revolution, Golf was banned in China for being associated to British colonialism and decadent bourgeoisie. After 1984, however, several courses have popped up around the country. As of late 2009, China has roughly 600 golf courses, more than two-thirds of which have opened since 2004.
Golf in China is a growing industry, with numerous golf courses being established, especially in the province of Hainan. China holds such tournaments as the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, TCL Classic on Hainan Island, the Volvo China Open and the BMW Asian Open.