It doesn’t matter whether you a planning a bucket list Pebble beach golf trip or a weekend getaway to Karsten Creek. Whatever the case, you don’t have to spend money where you don’t have to. With that in mind, here is a list of 10 money-saving tips to get the most out of your golf holiday.
1. Leave your Golf Clubs Behind
Did you know that there are a number of airlines that charge you up to $100 for carrying your golf bag? ou don’t have to incur this cost. Leave you clubs behind and instead consider contacting company that offers clubs for hire. Paul Mcginley, TaylorMade and Callaway are a few names that come to mind.
2. Choose an All-Inclusive Golf Holiday Package
Find an inclusive, stay-and-play package which allows you to enjoy unlimited golf time plus so much more. For instance, the Costa Navarino in Greece offers you a golf package that includes 7 nights accommodation plus 5 rounds of golf in any of its 2 World-Class golf courses. Do your homework and enjoy the packages on offer.
3. Try New Golf Courses and Resorts
Newly established golf clubs will be trying to gain a good reputation by providing affordable golf packages. Take advantage of this. You’d be surprised by how perfect the greens look. You can check out a few golfing resorts within the USA that provide top class facilities and value for your money.
4. Arrange for Tee Timen Famous Golf Courses Early
Mission Hills, Dubai, Pebble Beach and St. Andrews have hosted the creme de la creme of the golfing world – from the late Seve Ballestros, Tiger Woods and Roy Mcllroy. You too can brag about enjoying some tee time here as long as you do so early in the season.
5. Visit Emerging Golf Destinations
Come to think of it, golf is way cheaper in emerging gold destinations like India, China, Thailand, Morocco, Greece, Bulgaria and the Carribean. Emerging golf destinations like India and China have world class golfing facilities at almost half the expense you will have to bear if you go to Scotland or France for a golf holiday.
6. Check if You Can Tag Along a Golf Cart
Some golf courses in the US (like the Bandon Dunes in Oregon) do not allow you to play golf with a buggie in tow. If you are young and fit to walk then that’s good exercise. However, if that’s not the case then you may have to consider a different golf course.
7. How Does the Idea of Hiring a Caddy Sound?
For between 5 to 10 US Dollars per round, you can hire a caddy in the emerging golf destinations. Your caddy may be a good player and he/ she may be useful in reading putts on strange greens.
8. Watch a Golf Tournament, then Play There
is nothing as exciting as watching a major golf tournament then playing on the same course a few days later. Unfortunately this is not possible at most US PGA Championship and US Open courses. But you can do that at the British Open tourney and hundreds of other courses.