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Golf in Europe

Golf as a sport first took off along the sandy shorelines of Great Britain, particularly along the east coast of Scotland. Since then - due to a rising middle class and better transporation means - golf has spread throughout Europe.

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Golf in Europe
Today golf in Europe is well established throughout the North and West of Europe and is making steady progress into Central Europe and Southeastern regions. Countries with the highest number of golf facilities are: England, Germany, France, Scotland, Sweden, Ireland, Spain and Italy. Based on the density of above-average golf clubs in a certain country (or region), our rating per country suggests that the following countries are well worth a visit when planning your next golfbreak or golf holiday: United Kingdom (incl. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), Ireland, The Netherlands and Belgium. Most golfers however still flock to popular and sunny golf destinations like Portugal (Algarve), Spain and Turkey.

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FAQ's about golf in Europe
Have questions? These are the most popular questions with data-driven answers.
What is the best golf course in Europe?
Les Bordes Golf is the best golf course in Europe. Out of 7120 golf courses in Europe, the rating 9.5 of Les Bordes Golf is the highest. Click here to view the 10 best golf courses in Europe
Is Europe good for golf?
A 7.9 rating indicates Europe is good as a golf destination. This rating is based on several elements, like the average rating of golf clubs within this destination and the density of above-average golf clubs.
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