Things to Consider When Choosing a Destination for Your Next Golf Vacation
Tired of playing golf on the same course you have played on for year? Why not consider taking a golf vacation. Imagine being able to play golf with the mountains behind you or surrounded by beautiful views of the ocean. That is exactly what you can do while on a golf vacation. Golf vacations are similar to your regular, traditional vacation, but there is one big difference. A traditional vacation will focus on traveling to a location for its beaches or landmarks and attractions, but when you go on a golf vacation you heading to a location because of its golf courses. Planning a golf vacation can be difficult, especially if it is your first time planning a vacation that revolves around golf. If this is your first time planning a golf vacation, the following are some things you should take into consideration during the planning phase.
When and Where Would You Like to GoMost golf courses have a specific time of year that is often considered the 'prime season' for golf. Before booking a trip to a location, it is important to do some research on what the prime season for golfing is for that area. For example, if you wish to head to the Pacific Northwest for your golf vacation, you wouldn't want to head there during the rainy season, as your game might be rained out and you would never get a game in. In some cases, such as the midwest or eastern parts of the United States, golf courses may be closed for the season. The last thing you want to do is schedule a vacation there only to discover the course is closed for the season. Do your research before scheduling your trip. Some things to research include:
- Times of year when the course may be closed
- Weather and how it factors into golf playing
- Popular times – times when the course may be too busy or it may be difficult to get a tee time
Research the Type of Course You Will Be Playing OnWhen you have chosen a destination for your golf vacation, it is important that you research what type of course you will be playing on. This will allow you to determine if it is the right course for you. Some things to consider include:
- Is it a public golf course?
- Is equipment available for rental? For example, can you rent CartTek's electronic golf carts and golf trolleys or is it a walking course where carts are not allowed?
- What is the difficulty of the course?