Planning an unforgettable golf vacation
Plan ahead your golf trip
By Sean Petersen
Since most of the Covid-19 restrictions have been removed, the requests for golf vacations are now significantly higher. What a relief this is to be able to spend time with your friends or family doing outside activities such as a golf getaway. There are many aspects to consider when planning a trip, especially for golf trips. Fortunately for you, this article will give you some ideas and tips in order to have an unforgettable golf vacation.
Choosing the golf destination
Just to give you an idea, a golf destination near the beach is best coupled with the hot weather. You and your friends or family can enjoy the gorgeous scenery and spend some time at the beach as well. It is essential to pick a hotel or accommodation that is close to the golf courses of your choice. Having a long drive to your desired destination each day will only give you headaches, so it is best to book your hotel close to the golf course. You may have to pay a little extra for the location, but it will definitely be worth the time and money you would spend on driving anyway.
The first thing that you have to make sure of is that the quality matches the cost, no matter where you choose to play. Maybe you want to spend a week or even more time on this golf trip, so it is highly recommended to make sure you get the best value for money. Online reviews and in-depth research will help you get an idea of the quality of the golf course and whether it is worth paying the price. Make sure you also check articles with reviews from other players who have already visited that golf course.
Most of the golf resorts offer many amenities and activities to do besides golf. After spending your day at an excellent golf course, you may want to enjoy the rest of the day at the pool, spa or wellness. Make sure you check the golf resort's amenities before booking it.
Set your budget for the trip and other expenses
Depending on how many people you're going with, you should choose and plan a budget accordingly. The good news is that you don't need a lot of money in order to have fun. First, you need a budget that will cover the basics: golf course play expenses, costs for traveling, the price of the rental, food and drinks costs and other expenses that may occur. Restaurants, entertainment, and other fun activities will require some extra cash. If you choose a more exotic destination, you will find many attractions that are too good to say no to them. An emergency fund is also required for any unexpected situations you may encounter during your trip. Picking the hotel, how close you are to other amenities, travel method, and other expenses will primarily affect the amount you will have to pay at the end.
What to pack on your golf trip
Whether you play on a private or public golf course, the rules are the same, and you will have to follow them in order to be able to play. When it comes to clothing and accessories, these are a few recommendations:
- Waterproof shoes - for wet grass and rainy days, even with soft spikes for a better swing;
- Shorts or slacks with belt loops;
- A short or long-sleeved polo shirt with a collar;
- Bright colors for clothes can be disturbing because of the sunlight; choose colors such as gray, beige, khaki, cream, or tan;
- Stay away from denim pants as they are not acceptable; shorts are a better fit for men and skirts or shorts for women.
You can call ahead and ask about the dress code. Make sure you have enough golf balls and clubs in your bag before leaving. Professional golf players carry around 14 clubs, but unless you are a professional, 8 or 10 should be fine. Online stores have clubs with better prices if you need a new one.
If you're good at losing golf balls really fast, then you should consider buying some extra second-hand golf balls. Those are cheaper and you will not feel as bad when losing one.
Take a look at the tour packages
One last thing you can do if you want to have stressless planning is to use a tour package that can be found online. You can opt for an online tour package with your friends. Following the tips listed above will definitely result in a brilliant golf trip with your friends or family, as long as you take everything from location, budget, expenses, and other amenities into consideration.
Do not forget: the most important thing is to enjoy yourself and practice as much as possible and have an unforgettable time with your loved ones.
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Revised: 10/19/2022 - Article Viewed 2,908 Times
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