Golf Travel Tips for Your Upcoming Golf Vacation

With golf season coming to a close, now is the perfect time to start planning to see some of the great tournaments scheduled to take place next year. Use these simple golf travel tips from The Parking Spot to plan a flawless golf vacation. Planning The keys to pulling off a stress-free golf tournament trip are planning and organization. Begin planning as early as possible. The earlier you begin planning and outlining your trip, the better your chances of getting reservations at a lower price. Use the following dates of the 2014 golf tournaments to start planning when you will look for airfare. Because these golf tournaments already have set dates, book your flight as soon as possible to guarantee reasonable airfare. 2014 Golf Tournament Dates
  • The Masters: Augusta, Ga. April 10-13
  • Senior PGA Championship: Benton Harbor, Mich. May 22-25
  • U.S. Open: Village of Pinehurst, N.C. June 12-15
  • U.S. Women’s Open: Village of Pinehurst, N.C. June 19-22
  • Women’s British Open: Southport, England. July 10-13
  • U.S. Senior Open: Edmond, Okla. July 7-13
  • The Open Championship: Merseyside, England. July 17-20.
  • PGA Championship: Louisville, Ky. August 8-11
  • U.S. Amateur Championship: Atlanta, Ga. August 11-17
Golf Clubs Golf clubs are a serious investment. Ensure that they are handled with care by first checking your airline’s policy on golf clubs before deciding whether you want to bring them with you or simply rent clubs once you arrive at your destination. Take into consideration that some airlines charge up to $100 per golf bag. If you decide to travel with your own clubs, be sure that you pack them in a quality golf flight bag to ensure that they are not broken or stolen. Another option is to ship your clubs through a specialty shipping service. Packing As with any trip, it is important to thoroughly and efficiently pack. Pack items that you can layer in case the weather changes. Essentials that you should pack include an extra pair of shoes, golfing socks, collared shirts, rain gear, golf gloves and golf balls. Many golf courses require a valid passport or form of identification for entry. Make a copy of your passport and license and keep them with you at all times. International Travel If you are considering going to the Women’s British Open, or simply want to visit a popular overseas golf destination such as Scotland or Ireland, consider hiring an experienced, reputable golf tour operator to help make your trip stress-free and ensure that you have the opportunity to experience everything the country has to offer. Whether you are traveling to improve your game or want to fulfill your life-long dream of attending The Master’s, by planning in advance and utilizing essential golf travel tips and resources, you can easily plan unforgettable golf vacations that are stress-free and exciting.
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