European visitors rate English Golf Courses as ideal

Published on : Thursday, July 27, 2017

golfGolfers from across the continental Europe have rated the nation’s golf course as extremely high as mentioned by the Sports Marketing Services INC for Golf Tourism England’s Visit England run Discover England Fund.


In order to attract overseas golfers as a part of GTE’s commitment being a member of the golf tourism industry in England, the survey focused on the international perception of England as golf tourism destination.


The findings reveal England’s growing status with European golfers.


Andrew Cooke, CEO Golf Tourism England stated the quality and breadth of courses England has is the one of the best. Golfers from around the globe are inspired to play here.


The quality of experience provided is from one of the world’s best established golfing markets and has attracted golfers from far and wide.

Golfers from Sweden, Germany and France vouched for the high reputation of the quality golf courses in England have. All the nations have been identified by GTE as major market from where visitors come.


England was rated very good golf holiday destination by 83% of Swedish golfers. A survey also revealed that England was ranked first when 81% Swedish golfers showed high interest in vacationing in England for the next three years.


England was identified for having the ‘Best Courses’ in the UK and Ireland by German golfers, with 59 per cent rating the country’s layouts as very good. Around 69% of the German golfers associated England with ‘Good Golf Courses. A majority of survey revealed that England would be considered as a golfing destination for having a major volume of good courses close together.


French golfers also came up with similar response where 52% mentioned that the good quality courses was a major motivation for them for travelling to England.


Additionally, data also revealed that the historic image and geographic features made 60% of Sweden, 44 % of Germany and 48% of France strongly associate these descriptions with England.


Richard Payne, the director of Sports Marketing Surveys INC mentioned that it was commendable to notice the research undertaken that revealed the quality, history and pedigree of golf in England. The work of Golf Tourism in England is supporting more international golfers to play in England.

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