Pointers for Choosing a Great Golf Tour
Nothing makes a golf trip successful better than knowledge and good planning. It doesn’t matter if you book the trip through a travel company or on your own – there are tips that can guide you as you try to make wise choices and well-informed decisions.
Tour Company or No Tour Company
This issue can be settled by considering how much free time and budget you have. Using a tour company will increase your costs, but they make your trip more convenient in all respects.
Defining Your Budget
Your budget is mainly your choice, but there are a few ways to maximize your available resources. For instance, a B&B will be cheaper compared to a hotel. Touring with a larger group and dividing some of the fixed costs is also a good way to save some money. Try to be creative when thinking up ways to make the most of your trip.
Deciding Where to Go
This part isn’t always simple. While it’s tempting to play all over the country, it can be draining and costly, and keep you from maximizing your time. Many people prefer picking one or two regions as their base, instead of spending most of their time traveling.
Again, this is probably an issue of budget You may think of home rental as too expensive, but when you’re traveling with a group, this could well be your most affordable choice. Another big factor is whether you’d rather be traveling or just based in an area or two.
If you’re going with a group (most probably you are), renting a car is a good option. If Europe is your destination, you’ll need a driver who can drive a manual car on the left side of the road. And request a bigger car size. European cars tend to be smaller, and you may have a hard time getting all your bags and clubs fit, not to mention the other golfers. Of course, public transportation is another option. Not the most convenient option, but it will be scenic and fun. You can also use the travel time to relax for the next day’s event or rest after a long tiring day at the course.
Booking Tee Times
It’s usually easy to book tee times in most courses, especially if you book ahead of time. There may be limited guest play in some courses, in which case you’ll really have to book early. If necessary, don’t think twice asking about their replay rate. You can find amazing deals at some courses if you play again that same day or within that same week.