It’s a common complaint that there is never enough time to play golf and that we all spend too much time working and not enough time on the golf course. Well, 2018 represents a unique chance to rectify this situation as the statutory holidays fall in such a way that you can almost double your holiday entitlement! We’ve put together this handy guide so you can maximise your time on the course and we also give some tips on where best to play as well…
Get 16 days holiday by using just 8 days of your annual leave at Easter
If you book 8 days holiday you actually get 16 days off! There are two bank holidays over this period so if you book off the 26th to the 29th March and the 3rd April to the 6th you will take eight days leave but actually be off work for sixteen days.
Total Time Off For Golf: 16 days
Annual Leave Used: 8 days
Dates To Book Off: 26th to 29th March , 3rd to 6th April
Where To Play Golf At Easter
At that time of year probably the best place to get Winter sun and quality golf would be the Canary Islands, and particularly Tenerife which has a number of courses within a short distance and great nightlife in areas like Las Americas and Costa Adeje. Alternatively the Belek region of Turkey would be a superb option, with stunning 5 star resorts offering all-inclusive board which really helps larger groups who don’t want to manage a drinks kitty.
Get 24 days holiday by using just 14 days annual leave in May
A similar bonus can be achieved in May where there are two bank holidays to take advantage of and if you book your leave for between the 8th May and the 25th you need to use fourteen days of your annual allocation but will actually give you 24 days holiday.
Total Time Off For Golf: 24 days
Annual Leave Used: 14 days
Dates To Book Off: 8th to 25th May
Where To Play Golf In May
Get 9 days holiday using just 4 days of your annual leave in August
In August if you book the 28th to the 31st you will require four days leave but will actually get you nine days holiday.
Total Time Off For Golf: 9 days
Annual Leave Used: 4 days
Dates To Book Off: 28th to 31st August
Where To Play Golf In Summer
In August the familiar choices of the Algarve and the Spanish mainland should be extremely warm and possibly a bit uncomfortable for some golfers so perhaps a visit to Lisbon’s Silver Coast with it’s fantastic golf courses like Penha Longa and Oitavos Dunes but it’s slightly cooler temperature would be a better option. Alternatively, why not stay closer to home and take a UK golf break? No matter where you are located, we have some excellent options which won’t be too far away to drive to.
Get 16 days off using 7 days annual leave in December
Three bank holidays fall over the Christmas period so there is a great opportunity to have a long break.
Total Time Off For Golf: 16 days
Annual Leave Used: 7 days
Dates To Book Off: 24th, 27th to 31st December, 2nd to 4th January.
Its not often that this type of opportunity comes around so why not make sure that you take advantage of this unique chance to get much more golf in than you would be normally entitled to.
Where To Play Golf Over Christmas
Its not often that this type of opportunity comes around so why not make sure that you take advantage of this unique chance to get much more golf in than you would be normally entitled to and spend the Christmas in some sunshine with no fear of course closures? We recommend Gran Canaria at this time of year which is popular for British and Irish golfers at this time of year or if you fancy something longer haul then Dubai or Abu Dhabi provide a real opportunity to make some memories and tick off some bucket list golf courses.