March 21st, 2012 by Tyler Pringle
There’s no reason a weekend golf getaway with the buddies should cost a fortune. With our busy schedules, tight budgets, and long list of commitments, it can be challenging simply to plan a trip, let alone actually go on one. We’re here today to dispel the myth that a golf vacation is a hassle. Here’s a couple tips to help you plan an unforgettable trip.
You don’t have to get on a plane. Hawaii, Baja, and the British Islands aren’t the only places in the world with golf courses. Chances are you have some great courses within a couple hours of you that you’ve never played. Limiting the travel aspect of the vacation is an easy way to keep trip prices reasonable. Plus, it allows you and your buddies to carpool so you can all split the gas and spend some quality time together.
Lodging and Tee Times
When planning where you’re going to stay and play, look for hotels that are close to several courses. Call the courses in advance and see if they have any partnership deals with any of the hotels nearby. Often, hotels and courses might partner up to offer their services to each other’s customers.
If separate lodging doesn’t seem like the best option, see if any of the courses have their own accommodations. The Tribute Golf Course outside of Dallas is a great example. With rooms available at the course, golfers have the luxury of or hanging out and eating in the clubhouse or taking a few leisurely swings on the driving range after a round.
Depending on the season or the time of day, some courses may or may not let you book a replay round for later in the day. But there are still plenty of ways to get great last minute tee times. Ask the courses about replay rates and if you can book them in advance.
So next time your thinking of a golf trip, think local first. It’ll save you time and money, and let you spend more time doing what you want- golf with your friends! What are some vacation spots you recommend?