In 2010, Wales hosted the Ryder Cup and for the first time golf in the tiny nation was thrust into the limelight.
Sadly, the golf course in question, the Twenty-Ten did not do Wales any favours, as this is not the type of golf course that is going to interest the North American golfer.
Happily, there are many golf courses that do fit the image of ancient links land and can provide an excellent golf trip at almost half the price of its more famous neighbours in Scotland and Ireland.
On top of that who does not want to try Lavabread in Mumbles (Catherine Zeta-Jones hometown) or Welsh Rarebit, which is not rabbit, but just a ton of oozing melted cheese on bread?
We have organised a trip for 10 golfers heading to Wales in August. If you have played most of the World Top 100 courses on the British Isles, consider Wales for a trip of great golf at a really really good price.
Nefyn, the inspiration for Old Head in Ireland
The back nine at Porthmadog, offers some of the best links anywhere
Pennard, a quirky course and a favourite of acclaimed designer, Tom Doak
Local traffic at Southerndown
Royal Porthcawl, best course in the country
Welsh rarebit, not rabbit, but melted cheese on toast