In another example of the wonderful and glorious reforms Cuban dictator Raul Castro is implementing on the island, more than a dozen golf courses with adjacent private luxury residences (for foreigners) and country clubs (for foreigners) are in the planning stages. Naturally, none of these courses, country clubs, or residences will be accessible to the Cuba’s general population, but that only means well-to-do foreign tourists will not have to worry about sharing a golf cart with some lowly Cuban slaves.
Revolutionary Cuba Now Lays Sand Traps for the Bourgeoisie
One of’s first acts upon taking power was to get rid of ’s golf courses, seeking to stamp out a sport he and other socialist revolutionaries saw as the epitome of bourgeois excess.
Now, 50 years later, foreign developers say the Cuban government has swung in nearly the opposite direction, giving preliminary approval in recent weeks for four large luxury golf resorts on the island, the first in an expected wave of more than a dozen that the government anticipates will lure free-spending tourists to a nation hungry for cash.
The four initial projects total more than $1.5 billion, with the government’s cut of the profits about half. Plans for the developments include residences that foreigners will be permitted to buy — a rare opportunity from a government that all but banned private property in its push for social equality.