It has only been a few decades since golf took off in Asia, but the speed and growth of its popularity has been phenomenal.
As a result, many countries in Asia have constructed and developed world-class golf courses and resort, many of which remain hidden gems to those outside the continent.
Here's a look at ABCNews.com's recommendations for 10 of Asia's top golf courses that might be worth a visit.
Misson Hills Golf Club, Shenzhen, China
The grandiose scope and scale of the Chinese is reflected here in southern China where 12 18-hole golf courses, or 180 holes in total, spread across an area of about 5,000 acres. Just 30 minutes outside of Hong Kong, Mission Hills is the world's largest golf complex and also houses three golf academies, a 5-star resort, three world-class spa facilities and residential developments.
In November, Mission Hills will host the $5.5 million World Cup of Golf tournament for the third successive year.
Each of the twelve courses is designed by and named after some of the world's most famous golf legends: Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, Pete Dye, Nick Faldo, David Leadbetter, Jumbo Ozaki, Ernie Els, Vijay Singh, Greg Norman, Jose Maria Olazabal, Annika Sorenstam, and Zhang Lian Wei.
For golfers with jet lag, night golf equipped with floodlights is available until 2 am.
Greens fees range from $200 to $263, cart and caddie fee not included.
Kawana Resort, Ito, Japan