Scottish golf voted top international destination

2014 05 182282909

Scottish golf is the top international draw in golf tourism, according to the 10Best travel awards.


The 10Best travel award contest was sponsored by USA TODAY - the United States' most widely distributed newspaper.

Votes were determined during a month-long online vote by 10Best, and USA TODAY readers, from a group of global destinations that have golf as a centerpiece.

Venues such as St. Andrews, Turnbery, and Loch Lomond, all contributed to the home of golf being selected as the top international destination.

In fact, Scotland was the only non-American destination to feature in the poll, with other golfing venues such as Pinehurst, Kiawah Island, and Sea Island, Georgia, all included.

All in all Scottish golf came in at ninth place, with the honour of being the only destanation outside of the US to feature.

 

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, California came out on top.

The area draws 15.2 million visitors and 3.5 million rounds of golf annually, and is famous for golf the world over.

Not surprising, as it is home to courses such as the spectacular TPC Myrtle Beach pictured above.

“Golf's most important ratings panel is comprised of the people who spend their hard-earned money to take a golf trip, which is why this honour is so meaningful to us as a destination," said Bill Golden, President of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday

"As home to more than 50 4-star courses and 13 layouts that have been ranked among America’s top 100 public courses, Myrtle Beach has always strived to provide golf’s best and most inclusive experience, and the 10Best vote was affirmation of those efforts."

Click here to find out more about your Scottish golf holiday.

Golf News

Golf icon Renee Powell opens student halls in her name
Oliver Fisher makes European Tour history; fellow pros react
EXCLUSIVE Glasgow Golf Club captain describes "absolute devastation" over fire
Fire rips through clubhouse at Glasgow Golf Club
WATCH - This kid's reaction to his first hole-in-one is the best thing you'll see today

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
Review: Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick tips with Denis Pugh and Peter Barber See all videos right arrow

play button
Keep the arms connected to the body
Watch
play button
Posture and set-up tips from Denis Pugh
Watch
play button
Lengthen your backswing for more power
Watch
play button
Keeping your height throughout the swing
Watch
See all videos right arrow