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Tourism - Golf Tourism

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Friday, September 23, 2011

Golf Tourism

There are about 550 golf courses in Scotland and 7 of the 14 venues on which the Open Championship has been held are in Scotland.

VisitScotland continue to promote the Scottish golf product throughout the world. A recent report commissioned by Scottish Enterprise estimates the economic impact of golf tourism to be around £220 million, representing around £120m of Gross Value Added (GVA) for the Scottish economy. The report also calculates that approximately 70% of golf visitors to Scotland are from the UK and found the USA to be the largest overseas market with 14% of visitors. For every £1 spent on green fees, golf visitors are expected spend a further £3 elsewhere in the Scottish economy.

Source: Scottish Golf Tourism Market Analysis Report 2009 - commissioned by Scottish Enterprise

Further Information

VisitScotland Research on Golf

National Golf Tourism Monitor

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