How to Plan a Golf Break
Booking your first golf break can be a daunting prospect, particularly if you’ve been put in charge of sorting things out for a larger group. Fear not though, with more than 20 years’ experience, the team at Golfbreaks are perfectly poised to help make your first trip one that sets a high bar for years to come!
Before getting in contact with a tour operator such as Golfbreaks, there are some things that you’re definitely going to want to know. Having these things sorted at the start of your planning will make the whole process smoother.
What you should know before speaking with a tour operator
- When you’d like to travel.
- An estimated budget per head, remembering to take into account additional costs such as airport transfers, food & drink, buggy hire, and checking in your clubs if taking a flight.
- The size of your group.
- Whether you’re looking to go abroad, or within the UK.
However, it’s important to go into your first conversation with a relatively open mind, as the expert team at Golfbreaks will be able to advise particular courses, itineraries, and even countries that you may not have considered when discussing with your group.
What you should remain open-minded about
- Often massive savings can be made just by shifting your dates by a week or two, be sure to take this into consideration when making your enquiry.
Days of the week
- Likewise, you’ll often find more enticing deals and added extras when you travel midweek. Whilst this might not always be feasible, it’s worth being aware of - particularly when traveling within the UK.
Your overseas destination
- If you’ve got a fixed budget, Golfbreaks may be able to recommend an alternative destination which offers stronger value for money for your group. Remember that savings can made on your flights and transfers, as well as on your hotel and golf courses.
Playing specific courses
- Basing a trip around playing a particular course can be a good way of building an itinerary - particularly if you’re working through your own bucket-list. However, you’ll often find that the most well-known courses can be both the busiest and most expensive. With more than 2,000 venues in their portfolio, the Golfbreaks team may be able to suggest a headline course for your trip which offers a similar (or even better) experience, whilst keeping costs down, and fitting seamlessly into your schedule.
Now we’ve been through some of the do’s and don’ts, remember, booking a golf trip should be fun! Make sure to spend some time checking out reviews and write-ups on both the Golfshake and Golfbreaks websites from your potential destinations, as well as checking out any videos which you may be able find online. Social media is also a great way to know your venue before getting on your way!
If you're still looking for a few more tips on booking your first break, or indeed what you need to pack when you’re ready to go, check out some more of our articles and guides below.
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