Traveling for golf, or golfing while traveling
Thanks to an explosion of popularity for the game of golf, millions of travelers on business and vacation are packing their clubs -- or renting new ones -- to play amazing courses all over the world. Resorts are building fancy and fun new layouts. Guests who play golf have access to some of the world's most gorgeous real estate.
-- From "Fairways: America's Greatest Golf Courses" (DK Publishing), David G. Molyneaux
Destinations: Golfing in England and Scotland
Unlike many championship sites in the United States, the royal courses of the United Kingdom are open to travelers, including Royal Birkdale, which was home of the 2008 British Open. With planning, rain gear and a willingness to walk, travelers can play the best of the Uk courses.
Read: An ordinary golfer plays three of England's Royal courses and the Old Course in St. Andrews
Read: How to plan a golfing trip to the UK
Right, the 18th on the Torrance course leads to the clubhouse at Fairmont Resort in St. Andrews, Scotland.
RESOURCES: Golf vacations info on the Internet
Best Golf Resorts of the World: Links to top luxury golf resorts in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe, as well as some nice pictures that may encourage you to take up the game because golfers always seem to get the best views. The site publishes a free online magazine and free email newsletter about developing luxury golf resorts. Contributors include golf travel writer Dale Leatherman and Ed Stone, editor of Go Golf and Travel, a good site for reviews of top U.S. golf resorts and courses that Stone has played.
Golf Vacation Insider: Newsletter, and resources for planning a golf vacation written by the editors at Golf Odyssey. You may subscribe free to the newsletter and get a free golf vacation guide of tips. Golf Odyssey requires a paid subscription.