Are you about to embark on a trip to a destination golf course? Here are some Travel Tips & Trends that will make or break your vacation.
Leave your clubs at Home
Why should I leave my golf clubs at home? The cost to carry on bags at air ports can be very pricey. In fact the only airline that will let you bring your golf bag for free is Southwest Airlines. It could cost you an extra $100 just for your golf bag. Also Most destination gold courses offer rentals for FREE. Plus it gives you an opportunity to try out new clubs. If you do bring your clubs make sure to use a high quality travel cover
Pick all-inclusive Golf Destinations.
Paying for a hotel room and paying for your tee time separately can really inflate the cost of your vacation. Many resorts offer stay-and-play packages. These allow you to play as much as you want and stay close to the course. Most hotels even offer shuttles to and from the golf course.
Bring your own golf balls
If you are traveling outside of the U.S. you will experience an influx in golf ball prices. Also if you’re an inexperienced golfer, make sure you bring a few extra. You do not want to run out and find yourself searching for more in the pond.
Don’t Forget your umbrella
Remember that cheap umbrella you received at your last corporate golf outing? You know the one with the huge logo on it. Yeah, leave that one at home. Do yourself a favor and invest in a quality umbrella and one that can withstand string winds. This will help you stay dry between shots.
Bring the little things.
Again, if you are traveling outside the U.S. sometimes items like tees, pencils, divot repair tools are not accessible. They won’t cost much at home and they will not take up much space if your travel bag.
If you are traveling in general, it is wise to use a TSA-approved lock. They will open your luggage if it is locked or not so if it is not approved, they will break the lock. Then you have to buy one, the TSA will not refund your lock. At least if it is TSA approved they can enter without breaking your lock.
Use a Caddy
Why not, after all you are on vacation right? Although they can be a bit pricey if your golfing in Ireland, U.K. or U.S. But if you’re golfing in the Bahamas, caddies are not that expensive. Typically $5 to $10 cheaper than a buggy (golf cart).
There you have it, follow these simple tips and you will be on your way to a fun and relaxing golf trip. Have fun!