Golf is a very popular game bringing together people from all over the world. For many, this sport determines their lifestyle, social circle, social status and much more. Today, golf is not available to everyone. The high cost of uniforms, equipment and subscription translates into big expenses. However, recently there has been a tendency to familiarize the middle class with the game. In connection with this, there are more and more offers for golf tours available around the world.
Golf and the world
The biggest golf fan is the USA. United States tour operators can offer a variety of golf courses for every taste, with different types of lawns and levels of difficulty. Once the US tourism industry has invested heavily in the development of tourism and has placed great emphasis on golf tours, which now annually bring more than sixty billion dollars to the treasury.
However, resources for the development of golf tourism also need considerable. The most important condition for the game is a perfectly flat field with neatly trimmed grass. On an untidy field, the game will simply lose its meaning, because the main task is to roll the ball into the hole. Also, big finances are spent on maintaining a high-class after-sales service, to which club regulars are accustomed. Polite staff, comfortable accommodations and fast transportation are an integral part of any self-respecting golf club.
The second most played golf on the world stage are the United Arab Emirates. A country with a relatively young infrastructure and with a clear tendency to develop quickly catches up with the rest of the countries, trying to become the first in everything. In the foreseeable future, Abu Dhabi intends to become the center of world golf and the capital of all golfers. This year, the Ministry of Tourism intends to spend more than seventeen billion dollars on excursion programs, transfers and new fields. In addition, Abu Dhabi established its own golf competition, which was first held in 2010, which strengthened the country’s reputation as a place for recreation for wealthy people.
Golf is also developing in Europe. The undisputed leader in golf tourism today is Spain. For several years, the country was not only able to create a favorable infrastructure for athletes, but also increased the demand for golf tours by more than five hundred percent. The largest flow of foreign tourists falls on the British and Germans, not very fond of beach holidays and who prefer active or cultural tourism.
Golf in Russia
Golf came to Russia relatively recently. The first field for the game was broken in 1987, at the opening of which was attended by Mike Tyson, Pele and Sven Tumba. Thus began the development of an exotic game for Russia. At first, golf existed as a sport for professionals and was not accessible to amateurs. Golf was played by those who were going to build a career as a golfer and participate in various sports. However, even then, small golf clubs began to appear, not accessible to everyone. This period gave the country such outstanding athletes as Strunkin, Lifanov and Sailors.
Since 2004 has brought a new stream to the development of golf. The country entered another millennium, and the welfare of citizens has increased. It was at this time that large golf clubs came to light with extensive green fields and services comparable to European ones.
The first large clubs appeared in the suburbs and in the Leningrad region, and to this day they are considered the largest in the country. In them, big businessmen and politicians like to spend their leisure time. However, along with them, like mushrooms after rain, small clubs began to appear to serve middle-income people. They can not be compared with those that were in the horse of the nineties. They differ from luxury only in location and size. The service, both in small and in large clubs, remains of equal quality, this requires a game that cannot be played on a bad field or with poor-quality equipment.
The popularity of golf spawned the so-called golf tours. Many real connoisseurs of the game dream of dropping the ball into the hole exactly on the field where the titled athletes train, or where the frosty mountain air envelops them. In short, golf tours allow tourists to travel around the world and try out all the fields that they like.
Now there are golf courses anywhere in the world. Rejecting the generally accepted opinion that there are good fields only in the USA and Western Europe, you can book a tour to Romania, where this type of tourism is only just taking its first steps. Romania is also good because the first-class service that tourists want to entice is available at the lowest possible prices.
Despite the fact that the UK is considered the birthplace of golf, tourism there is completely undeveloped, as evidenced by closed golf clubs, which are not allowed in without a club card and a certain monetary contribution. However, you can try your luck in Spain, the achievements of which were mentioned above.