The United Kingdom is a special destination for many reasons, but none more than its world-class golf courses. Consistently ranked among the Top 10 golf courses in the world, the links are just the beginning. England offers a strong and immensely viable golf experience with over 1,900 golf courses while Scotland is revered as the home of golf. Indeed, this is where it all began well over 600 years ago. And Ireland, of course, has a history dating back beyond the 19th century. In a modern world where new, often extraordinarily expensive, courses open up around the globe every year, it's interesting to note that many golfers outside Britain and Ireland still dream of visiting these island nations to experience golf in its most authentic environment.