In many countries, this sport is considered a "luxury" although in recent years has become increasingly democratic and popular. However, still together with horse riding , at least in France, to najdrożsych sports. The most expensive in the sense - equipment , attire and the fee for the game. In the middle-class club , the annual subscription costs around 1,600 euros per person , one game - 18 holes about 45-50 euros per person. About 80 million people practicing the sport on a global scale . And since 2009, golf has again become an Olympic sport .