If you’ve never been on a golf holiday before or are trying a different destination, it’s often tricky trying to decide what to pack. We’ve put together some our top tips to help you out!
Golf Clubs & Equipment
If you are going on a UK golf break, this won’t be an issue – just stick your clubs in the back of the car and you are on your way. If, however, you are travelling via plane for a golf holiday abroad you might be considering taking your golf clubs which could cost around £50 to add them as additional luggage. If you do decide to take your own clubs, make sure you take advantage of all the side pockets on your golf bag and squeeze in a few more items if you need to!
The alternative is to hire them abroad – we like to recommend Clubs To Hire who have depots in a large number of airports in the major golfing destinations including Malaga and Faro. The cost of a weeks hire is around the same as additional luggage on a plane however you don’t have to struggle packing them, or carrying them to the airport before jetting off.
For those travelling to the Costa Del Sol then it’s worth noting you can often buy cheap golf balls from sellers on the side of the road on the lead up to a number of courses. A good way to stock up!
Normal golf dress is recommended when playing abroad. This includes collared shirts, trousers or long shorts and soft spike golf shoes.
Although the weather is often excellent on a golf break abroad, it is not guaranteed so it’s sensible to pack for the odd day where it maybe overcast or wet.
We also recommend taking a pair of smart trousers and shoes, especially if staying on a golf resort as the restaurant may require smart attire and a no shorts policy.
Like any holiday abroad, there are some standard things you should be packing such as sun lotion and after sun. Even if you aren’t playing in the height of summer, it is still worth making sure you are protected. There is nothing worse than sun burn on the first day on the fairways that carries through into the rest of the trip!
It’s also worth packing some insect repellent as well as some basic essentials like paracetamol and antihistamines too.
If you are looking to use Spa facilities at your hotel or resort then make sure you take shorts or swimming costume as well as some flip flops so you can enjoy all the facilities.
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