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Golfers 29% More Likely to take Summer Vacations Alan Hale
Golfers Are 29% More Likely to Take Summer Vacations, But How Often Do They Tee it Up?

Three‑quarters of golfers said they went on vacation this summer, according to the results of a national survey conducted by NGF researchers in September.

Whether by themselves or traveling with family or friends, 75 percent of respondents who identified as golfers said they had a summer getaway (not a business trip) that was at least 50 miles from home and involved staying overnight at least one day. By comparison, 58 percent of non‑golfers said they went on a summer vacation this year.

The summer trips taken by golfers weren't necessarily for golf, however. Of the golfers who responded to the NGF survey and went on vacation, 39% said they (or someone in their group) played golf. Among all respondents, that percentage dropped to 17%.

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Perhaps not surprisingly, the majority of golfers (54%) and overall respondents (57%) said they went on summer trips to visit family or friends.

Approximately 31% of golfers said their trip was geared toward a specific activity, whether it was golf, boating, fishing, hunting, hiking or similar pursuit. That was almost the same percentage as golfers who said they visited theme parks (32%) or tourist destination cities like New York, Washington D.C. or Las Vegas (30%).

Overall, one in six summer vacation trips this year included golf by some member of the traveling group.

Source: National Golf Foundation October Newsletter.  Copyright 2017

Best Caribbean Golf Courses KSiegal

With the temperatures dropping and the snow piling up outside, a Caribbean golf vacation sounds like a great idea. With so many courses scattered across the islands, how do you know which are the best? USA Today decided to find out by asking a team of travel experts, including our own president Alan Hale, for their picks and then letting readers vote on those choices. The voting for the 10Best Readers' Choice Caribbean Golf Courses is going on through January 30 at  Featured picture is Tierra del Sol in Aruba.

Since GolfThere offers golf vacation packages to Caribbean destinations including Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Bermuda and Aruba, we know where to send travelers for the best golf and accommodations. Our team can help you put together a Caribbean golf vacation to suit your needs. Take a look at the our offerings and let us make that trip a reality.