Golf was an event at the Asian Games for the first time in 1982, when the games were held in New Delhi, India.
|Games||Year||Host city||Host country||Best nation|
|X||1986||Seoul||South Korea||South Korea|
|XIV||2002||Busan||South Korea||South Korea|
|XVII||2014||Incheon||South Korea||Chinese Taipei|
|1||South Korea (KOR)||13||13||9||35|
|3||Chinese Taipei (TPE)||7||4||8||19|
|8||Sri Lanka (SRI)||0||2||0||2|
|Totals (8 nations)||36||36||36||108|
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