Preparation for Golf Vacations
Posted by March 27, 2014in Travelon
Golfing with you friends doesn’t always have to be a Friday afternoon routine. Change up your golf routine and try a different course, go with different people, or attend a golfing event. Marty Muse-an avid golfer and golf fan- has figured out how to keep his golf outings interesting. If you are planning a Friday afternoon golf outing with your buddies, change up next week’s plan and take your golf outing elsewhere. Here are some of his tips on how to prepare for golf vacations.
Prepare for rain
Since golf is an outdoor sport, you never know what the weather is going to bring. If is the weather threatens lightning, then you will no longer able to be on the course. If this happens, being prepared for a delay or a cancel is very important when planning golf vacations. Depending on where you are, make sure that you have a backup plan. Other indoor activities such as indoor golf facilities, museums, or beer and/or wine tasting, cooking classes, and more.
Bring the right crowd
One of Muse’s excellent tips on taking golf vacations is to have at least four players. Any less than four and there may as well not be a reason for the trip. Anything more than eight seems to be a hassle. Eight is a perfect number for getting great rates for transportation, savings on prices for greens fees, and it allows you to negotiate a great rate to rent a private home. Renting a private home could be even less expensive than renting a hotel since you can split the cost entirely.
If you love the sport of golf or play golf, consider taking a golf vacation to St. Andrews in Scotland, the home of golf. There are also plenty of European courses that are over 100 years old. The fun part about traveling overseas for golf is that you get to learn the different types of etiquette, techniques, and customs. Make sure that you make a reservation well beforehand, because there is usually a waiting list. Some of the top golf courses in Europe are the Royal County Down in Northern Ireland, Turnberry Resort in Turnberry, Scotland, Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, and Kawana Hotel G. Cse. In Shiquoka, Japan.