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Golf Holiday Travel Essentials

It’s never too early to start planning your next golf holiday in the sun, and any seasoned golfer will know that packing for a long haul golf holiday isn’t something you can leave to the last minute. To help you get prepared, while you consider the perfect resorts and courses on our website of course, here are a few golf holiday travel essentials we think you’ll want to contemplate too.

Excellent luggage

Travelling with a suitcase and a carry on can be enough of a burden, so when you’re adding golf clubs to the mix you really want to ensure that you’re making life easy for yourself while protecting your equipment during transit. When looking for a golf travel bag it really is best to buy what you can afford – as more expensive bags will be more durable and have more room. When choosing a new golf travel bag, try to get one with wheels for ease of transport and making your clubs easier to manage when getting through an airport (ideally pivoting caster wheels as these offer excellent manoeuvrability). Also check the bag dimensions carefully for the roomiest one, and of course check that the zippers run the full length of the bag for easy loading and unloading.

New shoes

We’re all guilty of a couple of new clothing purchases before a holiday, but when it comes to a golfing holiday in the sun there are also practical reasons to invest in new golf shoes. If you’re used to playing in less than accommodating conditions, you will really feel the benefit of a pair of golf shoes designed for warmer climates which are light and allow your feet to breathe. Design advancements have meant that golf shoes are now extremely flexible, offering comfort, support and style. Here’s a great article to read on the top 10 golf shoes for men for some inspiration and to help you pick your perfect pair.

Extra essentials

Of course you wouldn’t go on a golfing holiday without packing the essentials – golf balls, tees, coins or markers, but when on holiday, especially somewhere exotic, don’t forget that you’ll need to make room in your bag for those extras that you can sometimes overlook at home. These include sunscreen, insect repellent, antihistamines and after sun lotion. Better to be prepared, so that you can enjoy every day of your golf holiday.

Technology aids

If you’re new to golf and you’re planning to spend time on your holiday brushing up on your skills and improving your game, you might decide to pack a handheld golf GPS device to help you judge distance to the green and to hazards on a new course you are unfamiliar with. If you do pack one of these devices, remember to download the courses you are playing and also take any chargers and adapter plugs you might need. An important point to remember is that not all courses allow the use of these devices, so always best to check before you travel.

Avoid a fuss at the airport

Long haul travel can be frustrating at the best of times, so make the airport experience that little bit easier by being prepared. Golf travel bags will be considered as oversized items, so don’t leave checking in for your flights to the last minute as you will need extra time to do this. Make sure your golf bag is easily identifiable at luggage reclaim by having a marker or identifier attached to it, whether it’s a keyring or a piece of coloured ribbon tied through the zipper. If you have any other questions about packing for your golfing holiday or want to know more about our long haul golfing holiday destinations, just give us a call on 028 9023 2112. Our travel experts have done all of this several times before and have learnt a few tips and tricks over the years to make golf holiday travel as painless as possible.

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