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Where will you play golf in 2020?

For the times when you're in need of golf holiday inspiration, where do you turn?

Instead of booking on an uneducated whim, why not trust thousands of fellow of golfers and better still, Your Golf Travel.

We have collated data from our customer bookings to bring you the most popular golf destination, split out month by month, giving you all the direction you need for booking your next golf holiday.

Whether you're craving some winter sun in January, kicking off the summer golf season in June or considering a late getaway in November, we have the perfect venue for you!

Where are our Golf Travel Specialists playing in 2020

Tommy Eatenton

Regional Head of UK & Ireland
Handicap: 15
Number of countries golfed in: 6

Tommy Eatenton - Regional Head of UK and Ireland

Every year, I organise my annual golf society trip to The Celtic Manor in Wales, host of the 2010 Ryder Cup. With three courses in total, it's perfect for us; great golf, great facilities and great for groups. We always try our hardest to recreate some of the famous shots that Team Europe played too.

I'm also looking to take a few friends out to Northern France in the summer. La Mer at Le Touquet has been on my bucket list for a while and since it's so easy to get to thanks to the Eurotunnel (only three and a half hours drive from London in total) I don't have an excuse. I'm also partial to wine and cheese, so what better place to enjoy it.

Jack Ketteringham

Golf Travel Specialist, UK
Handicap: 14
Number of countries golfed in: 6

Jack Ketteringham - Golf Travel Specialist, UK

Earlier this year I visited Gleneagles to watch the best of the best at the Solheim Cup and saw Suzann Pettersen, the captain's pick for Team Europe secure victory by rolling in the final putt of the final game. It really inspired me and I have wanted to play the course ever since, so I have rounded up a fourball and we're heading to Scotland in spring.

The whole experience gave me a taste for tournaments so I'm hoping to make my way to Royal St George's in July for The Open and get a round in at Prince's too.

Stefan Katter

Golf Travel Specialist, UK
Handicap: 5
Number of countries golfed in: 7

Stefan Katter - Golf Travel Specialist, UK

Known for the golf and the Guinness, I'm doing a bit of an Ireland Tour in 2020 and ticking a few courses including The European Club and Druids Glen off my bucket list both of which are in Wicklow. I've heard it is one of the most beautiful places on earth and also gives me the chance to pop into Dublin for some night life. Druids Glen also has a fantastic spa, which means that my non-golfing partner can come along and enjoy the trip too.

I've also just booked The Grove in Hertfordshire - dubbed as "London's Country Estate" - which I am really looking forward to. Having hosted the British Masters back in 2016 and The WGC in 2006 it's got a great reputation and unbelievable facilities including an outdoor cinema in the summer.

Sam Greenslade

Golf Travel Specialist, UK
Handicap: 3
Number of countries golfed in: 5

Sam Greenslade - Golf Travel Specialist, UK

Next year I'm kicking off my golf trips with a getaway to Trump Turnberry in Scotland to play the famous Ailsa course best known for hosting Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson's legendary ‘Duel in the Sun' at the 1977 Open Championship!

I'm really looking forward to enjoying a pint in the clubhouse whilst the bagpipes are playing and then having a little knockabout on the ‘Wee Links' just outside the hotel. I'm pairing Turnberry up with a round at Dundonald Links too as it's only an hour's drive away - I'm making the most of it for sure.

Oliver Gunning

Chief Marketing Officer
Handicap: 1
Number of countries golfed in: 14

Oliver Gunning - Chief Marketing Officer

My year of golf starts, as it does every year, in Portugal with some sun-filled fairways. I go with the same group of friends from my club (Kingswood in Surrey) and have the courses, even the order, all locked down. We head to the west to play Penina and Palmares, central for The Dom Pedro Old Course, Quinta do Lago's South Course and finish off at Monte Rei. Whilst the golf is great it is the mixed grills and 19th hole laughs that make for the perfect golf trip.

I'll then be heading to Costa Navarino in Greece with my family. With great off-the-course activities, an amazing beach and two great courses, this is a resort I can't recommend highly enough.

Danielle Anderson

Golf Travel Specialist, Europe
Handicap: scratch
Number of countries golfed in: 10

Danielle Anderson - Golf Travel Specialist, Europe

Living here in the UK means I'm used to playing in questionable conditions, so I crave the chance to leave my waterproofs behind and soak up some winter sunshine.

To get my fix of Vitamin D in 2020, I'm heading to The Algarve, where I'll play the Royal and Ocean courses at Vale do Lobo and then head east towards Monte Rei, all of which are renowned for being the best in the region. Following that, Costa del Sol is on my itinerary for later in the year. I'll be teeing it up at Valderrama and Finca Cortesin, two of Spain's best and basing myself at the relaxing Kempinski Hotel Baia.

Ian Purvis

Golf Travel Regional Manager, Europe
Handicap: 1
Number of countries golfed in: 10

Ian Purvis - Golf Travel Regional Manager, Europe

I have been drooling over photos of Thracian Cliffs ever since I joined Your Golf Travel when it came to my attention. The Volvo World Match Play was held here a few years back and watching this on TV made me want to play it even more. So I've decided that 2020 is the year to make this dream come true.

I'll be teeing off from the Black Sea at the end of summer, but to warm up and keep my game in shape, I'm heading to Tenerife for a few days of winter sun in January. I'll be playing at Abama with my partner which is renowned for being one of the best the island has to offer.

Bronagh O'Keeffe

Golf Travel Specialist, Europe
Handicap: 2
Number of countries golfed in: 6

Bronagh O'Keeffe - Golf Travel Specialist, Europe

I'm always asked about weekend getaways and to me, a really convenient option is France. Next year, I'm hopping on the Eurostar after work on a Friday to play Le Golf National and its sister course Golf des Yvelines over a weekend before returning Sunday evening. I'll take the opportunity to test out some wine and cheese restaurants in Versailles whilst I'm there too - it's an ideal getaway.

I'm also excited to be heading to Stoke Park with some of Team YGT in the summer, which is also so easy to get to from London. The clubhouse here is spectacular and we'll be sure to sit out on the terrace to sink a few drinks (hopefully in the sunshine) after our round.

Gareth Llewellyn

Golf Travel Regional Manager, Long Haul & Tournaments
Handicap: 8
Number of countries golfed in: 15

Gareth Llewellyn - Golf Travel Regional Manager, Long Haul

People often think that golf and family holidays are not easily combined, however working at Your Golf Travel has proved this to be untrue. Next year, I'm heading to Costa Navarino in Greece with my wife and children to do just that. The resort is so plentiful and family friendly, that I'll easily be able to sneak in a few rounds at The Dunes Course & The Bay Course which are two tracks I've wanted to play for a while.

Slightly further afield and travelling with my friends, I'm planning to book South Africa's Garden Route alongside a visit to Cape Town, after being inspired by YGTRory's YouTube videos. The country as a whole just has so much to offer and the courses are impeccable year round.

Tom Macfarlane

Senior Product Manager, Long Haul
Handicap: 5
Number of countries golfed in: 10

Tom Mcfarlane - Senior Product Manager, Long Haul

There's something really special about playing an Open Championship course, walking in the footsteps of the worlds best players and trying to recreate their glory. Not many other sports allow you to do this and so, I've booked to go to Princes Golf Club in Kent with my golf society in September 2020.

Championship golf is not limited to the UK & Ireland however, and so I'll be checking out some of the best courses overseas too. Next year's highlight will undoubtedly be South Africa, which will include a visit to the host of the Nedbank Golf Challenge and the inaugural YGT South Africa Golf Challenge, Sun City. I'll be heading to the Caribbean and Mauritius with Team YGT in 2020 to sample something a little more laid back too.

Richard Tidman

Head of Your Golf Travel Select
Handicap: 9
Number of countries golfed in: 15

Richard Tidman

One of my favourite golf courses in the world is Yas Links. It combines my love of seaside golf and sunshine, so I'll be returning to Abu Dhabi in May. Not only is the course stunning, but the hotel and restaurant are second to none, offering service that goes above and beyond. A holiday here is excellent value for money, especially when travelling in May and the desert heat is comfortable, despite being outside of ‘peak season'.

Abu Dhabi may be home to my favourite course, but Dubai as a whole is my favourite destination. I'm in the process of organising a trip with a few close friends in September next year,lining up a few rounds at Emirates, Jumeirah and Dubai creek. The skyline backdrop of each - simply incredible.

Tom Holmes

Senior Golf Travel Specialist, Long Haul & Tournaments
Handicap: 5
Number of countries golfed in: 13

Tom Holmes - Senior Golf Travel Specialist, Long Haul

For me, golf in the USA is the epitome of, well, golf. Hundreds if not thousands of incredible courses, all unique in their offering are found here. In April 2020 I'm heading (back to) South Carolina, but only after I've watched Tiger defend his title at Augusta. To say I'm excited is an understatement. Not only will I get to watch the best tournament of the year, I'll get to enjoy some top quality courses too. I'll be renting a car to drive from The Masters to Kiawah Island, where I'll be playing Osprey Point and the Ocean Course, which will certainly test my game!

The latter half of my year will see me grace the fairways in UK. I'm hoping to play Close House with some friends not long after The British Masters. If it's good enough for Lee, it's more than good enough for me.