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Golf tourism is worth more than GBP286 million (EUR324,1 million) to the country annually, supporting 4,400 jobs Golf tourism is worth more than GBP286 million (EUR324,1 million) to the country annually, supporting 4,400 jobs

VisitScotland Awards Golf Perthshire Initiative

Scottish golfer Bradley Neil was joined by children from Crieff and St Dominic’s Primary Schools for a fun putting session to mark Golf Perthshire’s funding boost from VisitScotland Growth Fund.

The group has been awarded GBP10,725 (EUR12,150) to support a new family-focussed tourism project.

Perthshire Family Golf initiative will provide a unique offering of free golf for under-18s along with the introduction of family tickets throughout the area, and is backed by local golf clubs.

Golf Perthshire is a collaboration of golf clubs and accommodation providers, which aim to enhance Perthshire’s reputation as a golf destination and increase golf tourism spend.

The most recent 2016 Golf Visitor Survey commissioned by VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise demonstrated that Perthshire performed slightly better than the rest of the country attracting visiting female golfers with 20 percent against the national average.

“For Perthshire golf clubs to be offering free golf for under-18s when playing with green fee paying adults is brilliant and I hope it attracts more golfers to the fairways of the region,” enthused Neil. “From challenging 18-hole courses to fun nine-holers, Perthshire has so much to offer.”