Your highly anticipated golf weekend is about to be booked, and you’re ready for a fun filled, competitive weekend on the course! But how can you make a great weekend even better? In this article we will give you some tips to really get the most from your golfing adventure!
Booking Your Break
Check out sites like Trip Advisor for reviews of potential hotels you are considering booking. This will give you transparent consumer opinions on things like pricing, food, facilities, and cleanliness of hotels. The people who write reviews on these sites are not standing to gain anything financially from it, so they are totally impartial, unlike the reviews you see on hotel websites.
That being said, the downside of sites like Trip Advisor is that some people only use websites like this when they want to complain after having a bad experience, so you will tend to find that although there are some good reviews, there are probably a lot more people out there who found the hotel great but didn’t feel the need to leave a review.
If you’re on a budget, consider booking your trip components individually (flights/travel, transfers, hotel, insurance) as this is usually cheaper and gives you more control. However, if you are looking for a more stress-free way to book your holiday, pop into your local travel agent who will be able to not only give you advice but also book a package holiday for you.
Many golfing facilities will allow you to pre book certain things such as buggies, meals, rounds and spa treatments. By planning and booking these things in advance, not only do you know you have them in the bag (therefore avoiding disappointment) but you also often receive a discount or other perks for doing so! Call your hotel and ask what amenities are available for pre booking.
While on the phone to them, you can also request things that you’d like in your room for arrival, for example, pre booking champagne for arrival will allow you to start your holiday as soon as you reach your room! Perfect!
Make It Your Own
If you’re traveling with a group of friends, you can make it a lot more fun by getting matching hats/t-shirts or other goodies printed up with names or perhaps a team name. Check out sites like Vista Print who have no minimum orders and reasonable pricing for these kinds of items.
If you want to differentiate your kit from your friends, you can also add some personalization in the way of golf cart hub caps/wheel covers. This will really make your cart stand out from the crowd (think Pimp My Ride but for golf carts!)
Check things like weather forecasts well in advance; the last thing you want to do is turn up with sunscreen only to find it’s pouring with rain, and you have no golf brolly!
Lists are a powerful weapon when it comes to travel, as they allow you to tick off items as you pack them and ensure you have everything you need. Check out this Golfing Holiday List which is a list specifically created by golfers for golfers to ensure you have everything you need for the perfect trip!
Make sure you have insurance for your trip, even if you are traveling domestically. This will ensure your clubs are covered for loss and damage should something go wrong.
By following some of the tips in this guide, you will ensure you have the best holiday and also are prepared for every eventuality. Most of all, enjoy it!
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