Golf lovers might imagine a wonderful trip surrounding the greens, but it takes some planning for the perfect golf getaway. That assures a fun vacation as well as plenty of golf without any drama.
Just like golfers have intentions for their game, it takes the same kind of thinking to plan an enjoyable golf trip. The destination, wishes, and accommodations should match the desires of everyone in the group.
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These seven tips to planning the perfect golf getaway will help in making your trip memorable for a long time:
1. Find a place — There are popular golf courses in Florida, South Carolina, California, and many other areas. Or choose from clubs in Scotland, England, Australia, and other locations. Research courses online to find the best destination for you and your group, according to Matt Adams at GolfAdvisor.
2. Choose your partners — Whether it’s one other person or a group, make sure all parties have the same goals. Their intentions might include a balance between serious competition and a social occasion for a round of fun golf.
3. Schedule properly — Planning for several events in an unfamiliar area might not work out, so be realistic when setting goals over the days. Also, be prepared for planning that doesn’t work out. Plan for sightseeing days in case time off is needed because of stiffness or unexpected injuries.
4. Reserve early — The best tee times might need scheduling months in advance, Golf.com points out. You also get better deals on airfare or accommodations by planning early.
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5. Affordable stay — If your plans include a large group, such as two foursomes, chipping in for a golf villa could be cheaper than several hotel rooms. It also makes for a nice home away from home.
6. Choose leaders — Maybe an experienced golf traveler could handle arrangements and take charge of the trip. Another idea is to have two leaders, Kris Hart explains in Nextgengolf. One person might handle the travel and golf days while another takes care of dining and entertainment.
7. Onsite lodging — Some golf resorts are right near the course to make scheduling a lot easier. If you choose such a resort, you might find other deals or perks, such as free breakfast. Look at all the fees involved when choosing a golf package.
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