Survey: Pebble Beach, Old Course Top Many Bucket Lists

Survey: Pebble Beach, Old Course Top Many Bucket Lists 1
Finally made it to Pebble Beach! Yours truly on the 18th fairway on a sunny December day.

IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME to get to Pebble Beach Golf Links. Too long. But I made it in December 2012. I still need to get to the Old Course (the Home of Golf) in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Not surprisingly, a recent survey revealed that UK and Irish golfers highly covet a round at Pebble Beach and the Old Course.


Survey: Pebble Beach, Old Course Top Many Bucket Lists 2
Caddie Mike and me.

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. 

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.

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Neil Sagebiel

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