PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2011, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (10): 1305-1311.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2011.10.013

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Progress and Enlightenments of Foreign Golf Tourism Study

ZHU Fang1, SU Qin2   

  1. 1. School of Resources and Environment, AnQing Teachers College, Anqing 246011, China;
    2. College of Territorial Resources and Tourism, Anhui Normal University,Wuhu 241003, China
  • Received:2010-08-01 Revised:2011-02-01 Online:2011-10-25 Published:2011-10-25

Abstract: Golf tourism is a combination of golf and tourism resources. With the income increase in recent years, golf tourism is growing rapidly. This article is based on the international literature on golf tourism and finds that foreign scholars have involved in golf tourism earlier and their study results are more intensive. Their researches cover mainly the concept of golf tourism, golf tourist decision-making behavior, the economic, social and environmental impacts of golf tourism and golf tourism management model. In the research methods, foreign studies mainly use multi-disciplinary approaches focusing on survey and interview, selecting well-known golf courses and clubs as cases, accessing primary data for analysis and adopting model construction and mathematical statistics to support the qualitative description. Finally, this paper summarized the recent status of international studies, in order to provide references for the healthy development of Chinese golf tourism.

Key words: enlightenment, golf, golf tourism, research progress