Donegal could attract thousands of visitors and bring millions of euro to the county every year through its golf courses.
Failte Ireland estimates that an overseas golf tourist is worth almost three times the value of the average tourist to Ireland.
It found the average spend by a golfing visitor was about €1,300. With about 155,000 overseas visitors playing golf during their visit here, their total estimated spend is about €204 million a year.
Tony Lenihan, who is Head of Golf with Failte Ireland, says Donegal will benefit from the forthcoming Irish Open in Portrush: