My ideal holiday fourball would include… Martin O’Neill, Bradley Walsh and Brendan O’Carroll, from Mrs Brown’s Boys. That was the funniest four-ball I’ve ever played in. I’ve also got three good mates who I enjoy playing with, but that’s more of a grudge match.
I always travel with… my golf clubs! Back when I was swimming competitively I’d always take my own my pillow. I needed to have a good night’s sleep the night before a race and some hotels have terribly uncomfortable pillows.
The best hotel I’ve ever stayed in was… Hope Springs Resort in Palm Springs, California. It’s a minimalist motel in the San Jacinto mountains that has its own spring-fed geo-thermal pools. It’s the perfect retreat from the stresses of the world.
My favourite holiday destination is… Santa Monica, California. I also love a city break and am a big fan of Barcelona and Rome, because there is so much to see, so much history, and great food to eat.
My most memorable holiday meal was at… The Good Earth, a Chinese restaurant in Chelsea which serves the best crispy duck pancakes.
My worst holiday experience was… at a hotel that will remain nameless in Lanzarote, where my room was full of cockroaches.
My top travel tip is… if you are going somewhere hot, make sure you take a sunblock with a high factor.
Mark Foster is an ambassador for the Legends Tour’s wapp Celebrity Pro-Am Series, with the next event taking place ahead of the Staysure Senior PGA Championship at Trump Links in Scotland from August 23-27. To find out more, visit www.legendstour.com/celebrity-pro-am