So, you are ready to get planning but are wondering what you need to consider? Well, you might be surprised to learn, there is actually quite a lot. The basics of where, when and how will dominate your initial thoughts, but there is a multitude of other factors to think about. In this section, we will take you some way through the process. We will give you insight as well as advice as to how we plan golf vacations.
This website will give you some food for thought before we speak, some things to consider when we eventually get the chance to talk to you and then some additional considerations for just before you travel.
In Scotland and Ireland for example, tee times are a highly sought-after commodity, especially at the so-called ‘trophy’ courses. The likes of The Old Course in St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Muirfield, Royal Co. Down, Royal Portrush, Portmarnock, Ballybunion and Old Head sell out regularly, some more than 12 months in advance. You genuinely need to be prepared to think well ahead to have the best opportunity to secure the trip of a lifetime.
After that, accommodation is the next important part of the process. Bedrooms are at a premium, especially between April and September in certain towns. St. Andrews, Liverpool, Belfast, Portrush, Dublin and Killarney, in particular, all fall into that category.
Lastly on the list is transport. While just not as challenging to acquire, to secure a good quality vehicle and importantly the best driver guides, that are most suitable for your purposes and group size, it is always beneficial to get in nice and early.
In the “Before we talk,” “When we talk” and “Before you travel” sections, you will find some additional information on what you need to consider at each stage. The lists are not exhaustive, but they will undoubtedly give you an idea as to what you and your fellow travelers need to be considering when thinking about a golf trip overseas.