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Category Archives: Europe


Tantalizing Tenerife!

Golfvaca December 10, 2015

I was recently invited by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) ( to their annual International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) held this past October in Tenerife, Spain. Not knowing two bits of knowledge about this fascinating island, the largest of the seven islands that make up the archipelago of the Islas Canarias, my… Continue Reading »


Combine Golf and Deck Shoes on a European Golf Vacation

Golfvaca October 16, 2015

As an avid golfer since learning to play golf in San Diego, California at the age of 10, when considering vacation possibilities I try to think of how I can work in a round of golf.  As a person who loves traveling to new and different locales, when I think of a vacation I look… Continue Reading »


IAGTO Sustainability Awards helping golf courses and resorts emerge as leaders in sustainable sport and business

Golfvaca October 11, 2015

(Tenerife, Spain – October 7, 2015) Golf clubs and resorts across the globe are now seizing the opportunity to create more sustainable businesses, according to IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) Chief Executive, Peter Walton. On the eve of announcing this year’s IAGTO Sustainability Award winners at a glittering ceremony to conclude the International… Continue Reading »


Global golf travel industry celebrates another successful IGTM

Golfvaca October 11, 2015

(Tenerife, Spain – October 9, 2015) With over 325 buyers, more than 500 exhibitors and in excess of 11,300 meetings taking place, the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) 2015, held for the first time in Tenerife, was one of the most successful editions ever. The world’s premier global event for golf tourism suppliers, buyers and… Continue Reading »


International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) announces Mallorca as host destination for 2016

Golfvaca October 11, 2015

(Tenerife, Spain – October 7, 2015) The International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) has announced the 2016 edition of the world’s premier global event for golf tourism suppliers, buyers and media, will be hosted on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. The largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Mallorca will welcome IGTM 2016, organised by Reed Travel Exhibitions,… Continue Reading »


Head to Switzerland’s Ticino for Some Late-Season Golf

Golfvaca September 11, 2015

Ascona, Switzerland – The unique micro-climate of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton in southern Switzerland, allows golfers to continue playing in warm, balmy weather well into October. To make the most of the fantastic playing conditions, Giardino Ascona ( has teamed up with its next-door neighbor Golf Club Patriziale Ascona, where the course was designed with… Continue Reading »


St Enodoc: One of England’s Oldest and Most Beguiling Links

Golfvaca March 8, 2015

One of England’s oldest and most beguiling golf clubs, St Enodoc in north Cornwall ( is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, the club will stage a Festival of Golf Week, comprising various tournaments and social functions, from June 28th to July 5th. The highlight of the week promises to be… Continue Reading »


Top Travel Tips for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles

Golfvaca June 12, 2014

The countdown is on! After losing the last two Ryder Cups by a single point, the U.S. will be looking for monster revenge when golf’s greatest event returns to Scotland in September as Gleneagles Resort hosts the 40th Ryder Cup matches, September 26-28, 2014. Since 1991, Premier Golf ( has been licensed by the PGA… Continue Reading »


Golf, Guinness and Glorious Weather

Golfvaca February 7, 2014

Ireland is undoubtedly one of the very best countries in the world in which to play golf. The scenery is spectacular, the roads are un-crowded, the Guinness is plentiful and the people are incredibly friendly. On top of all that, there are far more outstanding courses than the Irish know what to do with and… Continue Reading »


The Emerald Isle: Horseracing and Golf

Golfvaca November 9, 2013

There are 27 racecourses in Ireland – more per head of population than any country in the world, from world-class tracks to smaller ‘country courses’ where flat races, national hunt or ‘jump’ races and race days are held throughout the year. Ireland also boasts over 300 golf courses, including picturesque parkland layouts and legendary links,… Continue Reading »

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