|Finally made it to Pebble Beach! Yours truly on the 18th fairway on a sunny December day.|
Not surprisingly, a recent survey revealed that UK and Irish golfers highly covet a round at Pebble Beach and the Old Course.
Your Golf Travel surveyed more than 8,000 golfers from across the UK and Ireland in December to find the most desirable destinations for a round in 2014.
Caddie Mike and me.
More than half of those petitioned named either California’s Pebble Beach Golf Links (29%) or The Old Course at St Andrews (25%) as their dream golfing destination. Other popular locations included Mauritius (14%), Spain’s Valderrama Golf Club (13%) and host of this year’s Ryder Cup, Gleneagles (11%).
For single figure golfers Pebble Beach had an even greater pull with the 2010 US Open venue attracting more than 37% of the votes.
The Old Course is still a must play, even for those based at the Home of Golf; nearly 20% of Scottish golfers who took part in the survey picked St Andrews as their dream destination for 2014. Conversely for those living on the "Island of Golf", more than 34% of Irish golfers named the Old Course as their favourite.