Madrid.—Currently Spain occupies sixth place in the world in terms of numbes of golf courses, a total of 590 and accounts for 35 percent of the total of golf tourism business in Europe.

The figures were put forward yesterday by “Voyage Privé”, an internet-based private travel club which has made an analysis of golf tourism at a national level and which has made a presentation to web site visitors of the best courses in Spain.

Sebastien Bouillet, Director General for “Voyage Privé” in Spain, said yesterday that golfing was chiefly enjoyed in Spain by the Germans, the British, Swedish and French. On the Balearics there are 25 golf courses. Bouillet said interest in golfing tourism is on the rise as facilities are established within a landscaped environment offering exercise, and fresh air.