Have you been longing for a long, uninterrupted trip out on the green? If you’ve been yearning for a vacation, what better one to take than one that involves your favourite sport? Golfing trips have become increasingly popular over the last century and the UK has nothing short of some of the world’s best and most highly sought-after golfing courses.
Book in Advance
The best weather in the UK is between the middle of May and the middle of September; however, it’s also possible to get fabulous weather starting in April and stretching through the end of October. Greens fees are typically cheaper during the spring and autumn but it’s best to book your trip with caution. There’s always a chance of getting on the wrong side of the weather during these times of year.
In order to take advantage of the best possible golfing deals, it’s ideal to book as far as you can in advance. It’s recommended to start planning your trip up to a year ahead of your expected travel dates. Many of the top-rated championship courses can be sold out that far in advance. Remember, it’s never too early to start exploring golf travel packages in the UK.
Pick Your Travel Team!
It goes without saying that you want to surround yourself with your closest friends on your holiday. Invite your pals and get their commitment! Make sure that they enjoy golfing just as much as you do and that you are willing to put up with their on-course golfing habits.
For this type of trip, you’ll want to make sure that you bring nothing less than your “A” team with you. Keep in mind that these are people that you may be spending several days with so you want to make sure that you invite friends who have similar vacation-related expectations and a similar budget.
Research and plan out the courses that you and your team want to visit. If you can, remember to throw a few hidden gems into your golf schedule. Visiting a couple new and secluded places along with your signature and renowned courses will help save money and enhance your golfing experience.
Plan Your Itinerary
If you’re new to the country or even just have a habit of exploring, it would be a shame not to get out and experience the culture, food, sights, drinks, and countryside. If your schedule allows for it, factor in a non-golfing day to give you and your buddies a chance to relax, recharge, and experience something completely new.
Talk to a Golf Tour Operator
Golf operators have a vast amount of knowledge and experience. These experts can recommend the perfect itinerary based on your budget and golfing requirements. They can also save you hours of time that you would have spent researching hotels, tee times, flights, and ground transportation.
Contrary to popular belief, not all golf tour operators charge hefty fees for their services. In fact, some golf tour operators can actually save you money compared to your self-packaged trip. Most golf tour operators have special relationships with premier golf destinations and can often secure you the very best rates.