has some 300 golf courses to be found around the country, many of the laid-out by leading American designers and
well worth the attention of serious aficionados of the game.
Australia.... is “Down Under”, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, The Outback, The Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock, Kangaroos, Koala Bears, and Wombats, and golf courses which produce some of the best golfers in the world.
China....is Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau; it is the Great Wall, history and culture; it is palaces and pandas; China has over 200 golf courses all built in the last twenty years and built by some of the leading course designers in the world.
England....is history and majesty; stately homes and gardens; it is London, Oxford, Cambridge, Stratford on Avon and York. It is Shakespeare and the Beatles; it is pints of beer and gins and tonic; it is afternoon tea; it is atmospheric inns and cozy friendly pubs and golf in every corner.
France....is Paris, art and architecture, couture, cuisine, fabulous cheese, the great wine districts of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and the Rhone. France is Normandy, Brittany, Provence and the Riviera. France is canal barging, skiing and golfing.
Ireland....is “The Emerald Isle”, fabulous scenery, friendly people, Dublin, Waterford, Galway and Killarney. It is the home Guinness, Jameson Whiskey, Baileys, Aran knit Sweaters and great shopping. Ireland has Ballybunion, Portmarnock, and Royal County Down to name but a few of great golf courses found there.
Italy....is classical culture, incomparable art, architecture, cathedrals and museums, great music and opera. It is Rome, Florence, Milan and Venice. It is Pompeii, the Coliseum and the Vatican. It is the Amalfi Drive, Tuscany vineyards, Cinque Terre and Lake Como. Italy is golf in some of the most fabulous surroundings in the world.
New Zealand....is the North Island and the South Island; it has stunning scenery in both; it is sophisticated cities..... Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Hamilton; it has great golf everywhere and its golfing notables include Bob Charles; Michael Campbell and Steve Williams (Tiger’s caddy).
Portugal....is Lisbon, the Algarve, Madeira and the Azores. It is Port and Madeira wines; it is great golf courses around Lisbon and deluxe resorts in the Algarve.
Scotland....is the home “Home of Golf” - St. Andrews, Turnberry, Carnoustie, Troon, Muirfield, Royal Aberdeen, Royal Dornoch are among its many courses. Scotland is also Edinburgh, Glasgow, The Highlands, whisky, single malts, bagpipes, tartans and kilts.
South Africa....is the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, The Garden Route, Johannesburg and Sun City. It is Kruger National Park, game parks and safaris. It is Stellenbosch, Franschoek, the Cape Winelands some of the finest and most beautiful wine producing areas of the world. South Africa is golf including Fancourt, Royal Cape, Leopard Creek. It is Rovos Rail, the most luxurious train in the world.
Spain....is running with the bulls, Madrid, Barcelona. It is fabulous architecture and amazing shopping. It is history and culture, and don't forget, great golf courses.
Wales.... is the city of Cardiff, it is mountains and valleys; castles and history; it is male voices, Tom Jones, Bryn Terfel and some of the finest choirs in the world; above all Wales is superb golf; it is Ian Woosman, Royal Portcawl, Aberdovey and the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor