Currently Iran's only golf course, it is situated in Tehran on the Enghelab Sports complex. The Enghelab course (which translates as 'Revolution') is the only 13 hole golf course in the world. Previously 18 holes, 5
of them were confiscated in 1992. The course is in dramatic
surroundings with the towering Alborz mountains to the north and the sprawling city of Tehran to the South. The course plays as 18 holes with 3 to 7 being also played as 12 to 16.
Despite only having one golf course, the sport is becoming more and more popular within Iran, particularly amongst women. Due to the increasing popularity of the sport, over the last two years, the Iranian Golfing Federation have hosted two local tournaments for Iranians and foreign diplomatic staff. Now though, for the first time ever, Iran are opening their doors to the worlds golfing community, allowing all nationalities to travel to Iran to take part in this historic event.