Turkey, Dubai 'future golf hotspots'

Turkey, Dubai and South Africa are set to be hotspots for golf tourism in the future, according to research.

A survey of golf course architects and tour operators has revealed that Turkey, Dubai and South Africa are set to be future hotspots for golf tourism.

The research, conducted by KPMG Golf Advisory Services, suggested that the status of some of the world's established locations for golf tourism could be under threat, Travel Daily News reports.

While the companies surveyed said that Spain, Portugal and other popular locations for the sporting pastime are set to see further growth, they could also be the most threatened by emerging destinations.

Andrea Sartori of KPMG Golf Advisory Services said: "The golf industry as a whole is likely to benefit from the continued growth of the broader travel and tourism industry.

"However, the traditional golf markets of Europe and North America can expect increasing competition from the emerging golf destinations that offer high quality golfing experiences at affordable prices."

The Caribbean and Latin American region was also said to have potential for golf tourism, while Ireland, Scotland and England were thought to be the most stable markets.

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Turkey, Dubai 'future Golf Hotspots'