See, that's where the Brits make their mistake...they actually think we Yanks have some formal education (fooled them all along, I guess!).
So, seeing on the blogs you're considering Australia next. Most folks would be excited to see more of the world, while we addicts think "wow, a chance to bag more courses!"
Being a teacher, I always to get to play a few every summer. Slows down during the winter. I might not be playing any new ones now until next April (spring break) in southern California. Should hit about 8 that week.