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5 Tips For Planning Your Next Golf Vacation

Aug 17, 2007
Golf is one of the most popular games played throughout the world, from North America to Africa to Asia to Australia. Everyone just loves the game, thus making it one of the most well-known sports today. Have you as a golfer ever wondered what it would be like to play golf in other areas, instead of your usual golf courses or your favourite golf clubs in your neighbourhood? If so, how about taking some time out for a golf vacation?

Does playing golf in another country or in a totally new culture excite you? Would you like to take in new sights and play on new courses in different environments? If you answered yes, then you should seriously consider taking an exotic and exciting golf vacation. A lot of golfers have been doing this for years. Nothing comes close to doing the thing that you love which is golfing and also getting the opportunity to visit other country at the same time.

With that in mind, how do you find the best and most exotic golf getaway vacation? Listed are some tips to help you out:

1. The first thing you should keep in mind is never to keep everything till the last minute. Information should be obtained as early as possible so that you can make the best plans for your vacation. For starters you could check out the various websites on the Internet which have golf vacation packages for almost everywhere around the world. You could also check out your newsstands for the many golf magazines which offer reviews of vacation packages of golf courses. These reviews also provide tips on the best and most suitable golf spots that are available out there for you. Remember, research is the key.

2. Check out the fees of the various golf courses to see if they charge premium fees for playing golf during the weekends or the holidays. Also see if they offer discounts for golfers who opt to play later in the day or for those who decide to play for a certain amount of time in a day. Keep in mind that you are still on a vacation trip, so keep your expenses to a minimum and save your money. Choose to play on a golf course if it is less expensive.

3. Plan, plan and plan. Planning is essential especially if you are going on vacation in a group. Let's say you are going to the course in a group of six, it is advisable for you to phone ahead and inform the staff at the golf course beforehand. One golfer who drops by at a golf course can be easily accommodated, even if it is at the busiest of times. On the other hand, a large group of golfers trying to play a course requires you to register in advance, more so during peak periods.

4. Once you have decided on a course, you would need to use your credit card to make your reservation. Before you give out your credit card number, find out about the policy of the club with regards to cancellations or no-shows. Should you suddenly find yourself unable to play and having to cancel your reservation, make sure you inform the staff of the club properly so that they will not charge you unnecessarily.

5. It is also advisable to book your tee off times in advance, preferably when you are about to leave home. Nowadays most clubs allow you to book in advance through their own website or through a third-party company or agency. Very convenient, don't you think so?

Taking a golf vacation can be an exciting experience for all golfers. Though it can be very expensive, with careful planning and adequate research, you will be assured of having a great time!
About the Author
Juzaily Ramli and his friend Tommy Lehmann are golf enthusiasts and proud owners of golf vacations website. Get a free ebook on how to save your money on your next golfing getaway at free golf ebook.
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