Finds Golf Travel Is Increasingly Popular
A recent survey
of over 600 UK club golfers found that golfing holidays are becoming
increasingly popular, both for groups of friends and for families.
85% of respondents stated that they take golfing holidays or look
for destinations where they can incorporate a few rounds of golf
Of trips taken,
54% were golf-only trips, while 38% were holidays and 8% business
trips that also included playing golf.
trips are the most popular (64%) but the 36% of respondents who
choose to go on golfing trips with their family highlight the increasing
appeal of the game for women as well as men. Golf is now the fastest
growing sport for women in the UK. Over 411,000 women are now regular
players, a rise of 7% since 1992, and this trend looks set to continue.
When it comes
to the most popular destinations for golf travel, the three domestic
favourites were Scotland (33%) respondents), Ireland (18%) and Devon/Cornwall
Spain came out top with 29% of votes, Portugal second with 23% and
Florida/The Carolinas third with 21%.
When asked what
other activities they liked to combine with golf when away, the
most popular choices were cuisine (18.24), sightseeing (14.85%),
shopping (12.85%), nightlife (12.23%) and beach activities (12.02%).