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Essential ingredients of the perfect golfing holiday getaway

Anybody who enjoys playing golf as a hobby has probably toyed with the idea of getting away on a dedicated golf holiday. Not only is playing on a new and exotic course a great way to practice your sport, it’s also the perfect way to relax and unwind. No doubt you already have some ideas about where you’d like to play, but there’s more to a golfing vacation than just the golf course. Like a great sandwich, your golf break should have the following ingredients:

The Bread

While you may be spending most of your time on the green, you need a solid base to call home while you’re away. Like the bread in a sandwich, your accommodation should provide you with all the amenities you’ll need. Location is important. If you’ve decided on one course then staying at the resort would probably suit you best. If you like the idea of exploring several courses in one trip then you might prefer to rent an apartment in an area that gives you easy access to all the places you want to go.

The Meat

Naturally, the course itself is the reason for your trip so you’ll want to think carefully about where to go. There’s no need to limit yourself to your own backyard. Taking a golf vacation abroad can be affordable and the added excitement of travelling to a foreign country can make it even more memorable. Consider what different courses offer you. Even if you’ve dreamed of playing a championship course, you might not be ready for the challenge. On the other hand, if you’re a more experienced golfer, a simpler course could leave you disappointed with the experience. These days it’s easy to find out everything you need to know about a particular course online, before you pack your clubs. So do a little research and pick the one that’s right for you.

The Lettuce

Lettuce on its own isn’t a very exciting ingredient, but without it a sandwich can be dry and lacking crunch. To ensure that your vacation runs as smoothly as possible, make sure you’ve taken care of the boring little details before you leave home. This includes things like:

  • Ensuring your VISA and passport are packed
  • Booking tee times in advance
  • Arranging the necessary transportation
  • Familiarising yourself with the rules and regulations of the golf course you’re visiting

“Once you’ve seen to these particulars, you can set your mind at ease and concentrate on the more exciting elements of your holiday..”

The Relish

Relish adds flavour and can bring a simple sandwich to life! Add something extra to your golfing holiday to make it even more enjoyable. What about a spa day to pamper yourself and ease those aching muscles, or a special meal at a fabulous restaurant to indulge yourself and round off an amazing holiday? If you’re in a foreign city, take some time out to visit some of the popular tourist sights and get a taste of the local culture.

Although the golfing is the main focus of the holiday, taking some time out to partake in the other attractions will round off your experience and create some great memories.

When you’re planning a golf break it’s easy to get lost in the nitty gritty details of booking flights and hotels, but remembering these essential ingredients will help you see the bigger picture. Once you’ve arrived at your destination, remember to relax and take it all in. Whether it’s your first golfing vacation, or one of many, these are the essential ingredients that will make it truly memorable.