Golf can boost Colombia's sport and tourism sectors

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Colombia is increasingly using golf to promote itself internationally.

The country's 50 golf courses are a powerful proposition to lure in tourists and sports enthusiasts.

Such golfing attractions are hopefully changing the country's international image away from being seen as a country ravaged by guerrillas and drug trafficking violence.

At the same time the country is looking to promote golf inside the country to a wider audience and not just the wealthy elite.

It is hoped that by getting more people to play golf, the country will increase its number of professional players among the global top ranks.

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