The Italian government has approved a decree to promote the development of golf tourism in the country through the construction of 18-hole golf courses and hospitality infrastructure. The minister for tourism, Michela Vittoria Brambilla, who pushed for the decree, estimates that a golf tourist is usually 45 to 65 years old and spends about €90 a day, excluding accommodation, compared with €53.80 for an average tourist. Italy has more than 300 golf courses with 18 and nine holes. The main golf cluster for golf tourism is around Lake Garda in Northern Italy. Brambilla estimated that the Italian golf tourist market is about eight times smaller than the Spanish one, which generates an annual turnover of €3.0 billion.