A Newbie’s Guide To Going On A Golfing Holiday Overseas
There is no denying that golf is one of the most popular sports that many of us play. It helps us to stay fit and healthy, enjoy the outdoors and is a sport that can get played by everyone.
Have you played a few rounds of golf in your time? If so, you might tire from playing at the same local golf courses in your area. Many people combine their love of golf with a holiday to get the best of both worlds! Is that something that interests you? If so, let me share with you some tips on how you can have a golfing holiday abroad:
Choose a destination
The first thing you need to do is consider where you wish to go on holiday and play golf. Most golfers prefer to travel to sunnier climes. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a round of golf on a hot summer’s day!
In general, it’s best to choose a location that is well-equipped for golf. For example, people that live in the UK opt for destinations like Spain and Portugal.
Book some time off from work
Next, you need to make sure you can book the time off from work before you start making any holiday plans! It’s best to book any holiday entitlement as soon as possible.
That way, you won’t leave your team short-staffed if you book nearer the time. And it’s more likely your boss will agree to your request!
If you’re self-employed, ensure you’ve got someone to cover your work when you’re away.
Budget or luxury?
If you’re planning a golfing holiday, I always recommend luxury golf travel. It will offer you a more memorable experience. And, it means that you’ll feel like a celebrity too!
Of course, one can arrange a budget golfing holiday. Still, if funds allow, why not make your trip a holiday of a lifetime.
Don’t forget your golfing gear
Yes, you can hire the things you need at any golf course you visit. But, if you’re used to playing with your irons, take them with you! They’ll go in the hold of your plane along with your suitcase.
You should also pack some clothing suitable for playing on foreign golf courses. It could also be mandatory to wear certain clothes if you visit some luxury golf courses on your travels.
Take out some insurance before you fly
I always recommend that anyone who flies abroad take out an insurance policy. It will cover you against delays or accidental damage on your trip.
You should also take out cover for your golf clubs if you’re taking them on holiday with you.
Book the best flights and accommodation for the money
Last, but not least, you need to get the best deals for your golfing holiday. Use flight and hotel comparison sites to help you seek out the best offers.
If you’ve got Avios (Air Miles) points, you could use them to get discounts off your holiday costs too. I hope today’s guide has been of use to you. Thanks for reading it!