Golf Travel Essentials Before Travel
Through the years, Golf Travel has risen in popularity and now as a result of this dramatic increase, there is now a much wider choice of travel companies and specialist Golf Travel Agents offering a variety of Golf holidays and Golf packages.
Golf holidays and packages vary in price and there are a great number of deals on offer to suit all budgets. As with any other holiday, you can make your golf travel as cheap or as expensive as you like but there are many costs that unfortunately you cannot avoid. However, although there are many costs you cannot avoid, this does not mean that you need to pay more than is necessary for them.
Golf Holidays And The Items You May Need
Although many of the Golf Holidays and golf packages that you can buy include everything you need such as flight, accommodation and your Green fees, there are still several other items that you should ensure are in place before travel.
Depending on which airline you are flying with and what type of package you have, you may be required to pay an extra fee to travel your golf clubs on board the aircraft. Some airlines will allow you to take your golf clubs free of charge but with other, you will be charged. This extra charge for ‘Sports Equipment’ will vary from airline to airline and can sometimes be quite a considerable amount of money. If you are planning taking your own golf clubs with you, you should check to see if you need to pay an extra fee for checking your golf clubs in as hold luggage. If you do, you should ensure that you check them in prior to you arriving at the airport, as it is much cheaper to book in advance.
Tip: Always factor in the cost of your ‘Checked-In’ golf travel bags because once you have paid the extra cost, the flight may not be as cheap as you first thought and there may be other airlines offering better prices or FREE carriage. A little research and a few sums will save you money!
Golf Travel Insurance
This is something that many people forget when they are booking their golf travel or simply believe that their normal holiday insurance will cover them for their golfing equipment. However, if you are going on a golfing holiday or you are intending to play golf whilst you are away on holiday, then you really should look at taking out a separate insurance policy that is specifically designed for Golf. Golf travel insurance not only covers you for your golfing equipment but will also cover you for Green Fees, golf lessons and equipment hire.
Golf Travel Bag
If you have your own set of golf clubs, you will no doubt already have them nicely packed and protected in a traditional golf bag. However, when you are traveling abroad with your golf clubs, you should ensure that they are fully protected. The best way to protect your golf clubs whilst they are in transit is to place them in a Golf Travel Bag. Don’t forget, if you are taking your own golf clubs on holiday with you, they will need to travel in the Hold of the plane. Although you may look after your golf clubs, sadly when other people are handling them, they will not take as much care! Investing in a golf travel bag will not only protect your golf clubs, it will give you an added peace of mind whilst you are travelling.
Golf Travel Packages
No matter where you would like to play golf there will probably be some kind of golf travel package that caters for your needs. There are many great golfing packages available for golf courses in the UK and abroad and they all offer a number of different options. Many people like to book there golf travel independently whilst others would prefer to let someone else organise there package. The beauty of purchasing one of the many golf travel packages is that everything is included with your holiday. Most package deals will offer you a variety of choices regarding the type of accommodation you stay in, how many rounds of golf you play and how you travel. Most of the larger travel companies that specialise in golf holidays have special offers throughout the year and keeping your eye on these offers and special deals will ensure you find a great deal to suit you and your needs.
Golf And Spa Breaks
Well, Golf and Spa breaks are certainly a popular choice and you can make the best of both worlds by booking one of them. If you play golf you will surely agree that it can be a very frustrating sport at times and what better way to relieve your frustration than to take full advantage of the spa facilities that are available at many of the hotels and venues available. Not only are the golf and spa breaks great for golfers but they are perfect for people who play golf and their partners who do not. There are certainly a lot of people that play golf yet their partners have absolutely no interest. However, if they can go and pamper themselves in the spa whilst their other half goes and plays a round of golf, it is a win win situation for both parties!
If you are hoping to go away on a golf break, you should ensure that you have all the essentials in place before travel. There are some great golfing packages available whether it is for a short break or long holiday and you can find them for course in the UK and abroad. Keep an eye out for the special offers and you are sure to find some great deals on golf travel.