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a Golf Vacation
— Five Steps for the
Perfect Golf Vacation
Five Steps for Planning
By Herb Cherwoniak
1. If you have decided that you want to go
golfing on your next vacation, the first thing to do is choose
the atmosphere you want.
Do you want to golf all
day of your trip? Do you want to do some sightseeing or other tourist activities?
Do you want it to be mostly a beach vacation, a skiing trip, or a camping
adventure, with just one day of golf? This should be the first
step to determine where you
want to go golfing.
2. The second step is to figure out where and
when you want to go. This depends, at least in part, on the type of atmosphere
you want. Golf courses are located
nearly anywhere in the world, from beaches to deserts to lush landscapes
or rolling hills.
Keep in mind the local weather at different
times of the year;
want your vacation to be ruined by having to golf in the rain. Choose the type
of environment you want, and then find a golf course in that area.
you can decide to visit one of the many golf resorts located nationwide.
These provide championship-level courses and many additional amenities,
and are usually
a great choice if you want this vacation to be a true golfing vacation.
One final note on choosing your golf vacation,
there are a many golf
memberships and free gifts available to golfers that are looking
for some variety.
3. Once you
know the approximate location of your trip, choose the specific golf
course(s) that you want to visit.
If you are staying at a golf resort,
be surrounded by top-quality golf courses. Otherwise, research the
top courses in the area. This can be done using nearly any golf magazine
or web site.
need to make sure that the courses you plan to visit are open to
the public and fit within your budget; the price range for greens
between courses in the same approximate geographical area. In many
cases, greens fees must be paid for months in advance to secure
you a spot.
4. Once youíre ready to go, youíll need to
figure out your club situation. If you want to bring your own set
of golf clubs, purchase a travel bag so that you can take them
with you when you fly to your destination. If you donít have a
decent set of your own, plan to rent clubs once you get there.
5. Golf travel insurance
may be recommended if you book your golf vacation through a travel
agent. This type of insurance protects you against trip cancellations,
medical occurrences that prevent you from playing, injuries on
the course, the loss of your golf equipment, and other golf-related
events. This insurance can help make sure that you have an enjoyable
About the Author
Herb Cherwoniak has a B.SC in Kinesiology,is
an avid golfer and co-publisher of GolfPlayerMania.com ... A Meeting
Place For Golfers. Check out the web site — there's everything
from pictures of palm springs
golf courses from above to leilehua
golf course photos.