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Golf in Iran? Yes, there is, one 13-hole course

February 28, 2015

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Golf in Iran? Yes, though not a lot of it. It has one course, the Engelhab ("Revolution" in Farsi) Club, that has only 13 holes, requiring golfers to play five holes twice to reach 18. AFP's Arthur Macmillan reports: "It's pretty terrible, but it's all we have,' said Mehrdad, a 40-year-old businessman who splits his time between Iran, Canada and Germany. He tries to play at least fortnightly with his friends, but other than on the Persian weekend (Thursday and Friday) the club is deserted, he says, remarking that few Iranians know what golf is."

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