When a vacation is hard to come by you want to make sure that you are spending your time wisely. Getting the most out of every dollar you’ve spent and every hour you have available.
If you are a golf fanatic then taking a holiday to a great golf course with all the amenities can be the best way to spend your well-deserved break from work. You’ll be taking advantage of some world-class fairways and everything that comes with it.
What can you do to make sure it is everything that you want it to be? Sure, the staff at the best golf resorts will make sure your needs and wants are met. But, there are ways that you can ensure that your holiday is exactly what you want it to be if you keep a few things in mind.
1 – Choose your course carefully
To find the best course, you have to do a couple of evaluations. First, be honest about your skill level. Some of these courses prove challenging for professional golfers. It may seem like a dream to play the same course as Tiger, but it won’t be much fun if you are constantly fighting your way out of sand bunkers or woods.
Next, find out exactly how difficult a course is going to be. Some famous courses have a couple so they have one for the enthusiasts and another for the pros. You can enjoy playing at a course when it is challenging but not so much that you can’t play it.
Pinehurst Golf is a good example of this as they have one of the highest rated courses in the world. But they offer a variety of options for play so you can find the right fit.
2 – Non golf activities
Take some time to think about what you would like to do when not on the links. Yes, you plan to golf all day since you are on a once in a lifetime course. But, there will be plenty of time spent off the course.
Have an idea of the things you would like to be doing when you are not golfing so you can find the right resort. Many will have plenty of fine dining options and maybe even some entertainment.
If you want other options, then try to find a course near a city where you can find plenty of live music venues and maybe even a casino to spend your off course hours.
3 – Choose your companions carefully
The people you bring along can make or break your outing. If you have the wrong dynamic, or too many people have differing ideas on how to play then it won’t be as enjoyable as a small group of like minded friends.
Keep it small and intimate and you are more likely to have the time of your life. There will be less babysitting when you have the right group together.