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					In terms of popularity, there has been a major change in direction when
it has come to booking golf holidays, with golfers who are making online
golf travel reservations, having a much wider choice.      In the days of
old, golfers normally booked a golf holiday package for groups of eight
or more to go to warmer climates as the stereotype golf trip. Often this
golf package was booked for large parties from the local golf club, who
were often accompanied by their local PGA Club Professional. Another
popular golf travel selection at that time was for the PGA Professional
Golfer to accompany three others golfers to an overseas Pro Am in places
such as the Costa del Sol, Spain and Algarve, which were the most popular
golfing destinations of that era. At that time, online golf travel
bookings were not fully explored and most of these golf trips were
arranged on an oral basis by way of telephone conversation with the local
travel agent or via the PGA golf Professional.

  At that time, families who were looking to go on a golf trip were often
left with the option of either going for a 7 night golf break or the
standard 14 night package holiday, which sometimes required golf tee
times to be booked separately as part of the golf travel arrangements or
when the families arrived at their golf destination.      As things
evolved, there was a move towards Golf Breaks where golfers could book
their golf travel for one night, a golfing weekend, and right up to 3, 5,
7, 10 and 14 night golfing breaks. As part of this golfing trend, there
was the introduction of self catering golf breaks which combined staying
in the likes of an apartment, whereby the golfing package included rounds
of golf at nearby golf courses.      Luxury Golf Holidays have always
been an option if money was no object and there was for many the
introduction of long haul golf packages to golfing destinations such as
South Carolina and Florida. Also, exotic golfing destinations such as
Mauritius, South Africa, Thailand, Dubai and the Bahamas, started to
become more popular at far greater expense. To make this type of golf
travel sound very romantic, luxurious and exotic, these golf trips tended
to be known by the terms of Golf Getaway or Golf Escape, which tended to
suggest peace and tranquillity, perhaps away from the rigours, stress and
strain of modern day business life.      In terms of tranquil luxury golf
breaks, there has been the introduction of global golf & spa breaks and
there are far more golf resorts. This golf travel option is very popular
with couples, whereby one golfer is perhaps wishing to play the best golf
courses while their partners chill out at the pool or indulge themselves
with the aid of 5 star health and leisure facilities. As part of this
trend, this has taken another quantum leap forward with a number of
golfing resorts being designed on a Beach Golf Break strategic basis.
Other golfing destinations such as France and the Republic of Ireland
started to become more popular with UK golfers, who also wanted to play
the best golf courses in Scotland (the Home of Golf), England, Northern
Ireland and Wales. Such is the popularity with Golf in Ireland,
approximately 100,000 golfers each year make their way over from England
to play golf in the Emerald Isle.      Nowadays, on the
market, Your Golf Travel has become so much easier to make online golf
travel arrangements and we are spoiled for choice. We can all pick up
online golf bargains from as little as £36 for an overnight luxury golf
break at 4 star golf accommodation from, Europe's
Number 1 Golf Travel Company. These cheap golf breaks are at quality
hotels such as the McDonald Golf Hotels brand, which is renowned for
first class golfing accommodation.      If you are looking for winter sun
golf holidays that are not long haul, new golfing destinations such as
Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Cyprus have started to emerge. In
terms of long haul, places such as Australia, Caribbean, the Far East,
and New Zealand have become far more appealing to the masses. These cheap
luxury golf breaks can be booked relatively easy by way of the worldwide
web.      If you are looking to Play Golf in Turkey, the Antalya and
Belek region has many 5 star Golf Hotels on offer from prices ranging
from £400 for a 7 night golf break. The Aphrodite Hills Resort in Paphos,
Cyprus is another high quality golf destination which is available at
very affordable prices. Another golf destination which is worthy of a
visit is the J.W Marriott Hotel, Cairo, with championship golf course,
which shall host the European Tour Egyptian Open 2010.      I earlier
mentioned the introduction of Beach Golf Holidays, and nowadays golf
travel companies are delivering far more interesting golf trips. These
golf travel arrangements for example, include Golf & Racing Breaks and
Golf & Whisky Golf Breaks, which encompasses visits to the nearest golf
racing day or a visit to the local whisky distillery as opposed to the
more traditional Play and Stay Golf Break. Another popular option within
the business community is Golf and Conference Breaks.      Just when I
thought that these golf travel arrangements seemed to have covered every
golfing angle, there has now been the introduction of Half Board Golf
Breaks and All-Inclusive Golf Breaks. More recently, Golf Cruise Holidays
through the likes of Fred Olsen are a golf travel arrangements option,
with the Canary Golf Cruise, Caribbean & Cuba Golf Cruise and Western Med
Golf Cruise being three of their most popular golf travel choices.
Golf beginners may find that going to a Golf School or Resort, with nine
holes golf facilities or a Golf Academy with PGA Teaching Professionals,
as a better option when learning how to play the game of golf. Whatever
level of golf you are at, the golf travel companies seem to have it
covered and prices are considerably lower, delivering far better quality
of accommodation and value for money. This is perhaps as a result of the
introduction of new golfing destinations which are competing with one
another.      Getting away for some golf in the sun or flying off to new
golfing locations may not appeal to the golf traditionalist amongst us,
who may wish to play in a Pro Am, Golf Days or a Golf Week, which often
includes golf coaching from qualified PGA Professionals. Golf
Championship packages to cover the likes of the British Open Golf
Championship are often popular with such golf fanatics who may wish to
see the world's top golf stars in stroke-play competitive action or at
match-play golf events such as the Ryder Cup.      Some of us may have a
-˜Wish list' of some of the best golf courses we want to play. These are
often links golf courses as opposed to inland or heath land golf course,
which may have a long golfing history attached to them. A vast majority
of these golfing destinations have moved with the times and you can book
your golf travel or tee times online. Online Golf Destinations for the
traditionalist include St Andrews, Troon Golf, Turnberry Resort,
Ballybunion, Royal County Down, Royal Lytham & St Annes, Carnoustie,
Pebble Beach, Cyprus Point, Muirfield &c., which can be booked either
individually or collectively, up to and including a Golf Tour basis.
Some of the most popular golf tours with travellers visiting the Home of
Golf are Fife, Ayrshire, and Edinburgh & Lothians, which include British
Open Golf Championship venues. The Golf Tour concept has not only become
very popular in Ireland, England and Wales but on a golf world basis. To
the extent that this has been expanded to be far more exclusive, with the
better known golf brands and golfing destinations introducing the likes
of the Robert Trent Jones (RTJ) Golf Trail in Alabama, Nicklaus Golf
Trail, Louisiana's Audubon Golf Trail, Waccamaw Golf Trail in Myrtle
Beach, Orlando Golf Trail, Murcia Golf Trail, New York Golf Trail, East
Lothian Golf Trail, Maine Golf Trail, Tennessee Golf Trail, Idaho Golf
Trail, Red Rock Golf Trail, Niagara Golf Trail, Austin Golf Trail and
Brunswick Isles Golf Trail, to name but a few.      Whatever Your Golf
Travel requirements, we are all nowadays spoiled for choice and golf
travel companies cater for every standard of play, budget, location and
golf trip duration. If you are booking golf travel, it is essential you
make such golfing arrangements through a well known, reliable and
trustworthy golf resource. This is perhaps best done by way of credit
card if this provides travel insurance.             If you do decide to
book golf travel, is always, as part of our online golf
networking, looking for feedback as to what you thought of the golf
course, facilities and service, so please stay in touch.        Related
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