BY DANE J. STANTON
Every golfer dreams of the perfect golf vacation. Imagine waking up every morning and strolling out onto freshly cut grass, with the birds chirping and the sky clear and bright. Then imagine if you would, seeing yourself picking up your set and heading out for a round of 18 on one of the most glorious courses in the whole country.
This is a dream that most golfers share and fortunately this dream can become a reality. The question is how? How could you possibly afford such an expensive golf vacation? Well, you’d be surprised at how inexpensive many golf vacations are these days especially if you decide to book in the off season. This is the one secret that is often overlooked and should be considered when planning your next trip.
What’s the First Step?
The first step to finding a great golf vacation is search and compare. First you must spend a good week searching around and jotting down quotes of all the possible locations for your holiday. Next, after you have a good list of vacation deals, start comparing. If you notice that one place is cheaper than another and there is no reason for it, give them a call and ask them if they could possibly beat the deal the cheaper package is offering. Most times, they will say no but you might find one place that is willing to reduce the cost or even add in an extra night for free. Whatever the case, it’s certainly worth a try.
The Second Step is to Plan
What does this incorporate? Firstly, how many people are going to go on this golf vacation? If there is a large group of you then you may have the opportunity to get a reduction on your package.
Next, when is the best time for you to go? We’ve already discussed the fact that you are going to save a great deal of money if you decide to go in the off season, however is this going to be the best time, firstly for yourself personally with work or family commitments, and secondly for playing golf?
Once you have decided these two things, you next have to find out the details of the place you are going to for your golf vacation. What’s the golf course like? Will you get a free buggy? Take every factor into consideration before you make a booking.
Time to Go
Get yourself prepared with everything you need to take with you. Make sure you have enough clothes for the time you are away; you don’t want to miss out on a round of golf just because you don’t have any fresh underpants!
Now all there is to do is grab everyone who’s going and jump on the bus, assuming you are taking one, which is a great idea by the way if there are a lot of you going.
Dane J. Stanton writes for the Golf Shops Reviewed site where you can get more free golf information, reviews, and lots more.