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If you want to take a golf holiday or golf break in the UK, proper planning will help you make the most of your trip. One of the first things to decide is whether to make all arrangements yourself or to purchase a golf holiday package from one of the many companies that offer this service.
Using a tour company can make your holiday more enjoyable, considering the many services that are offered. You will get guaranteed tee times at many well-known courses; accommodations, transportation and travel itineraries are pre-arranged; and golf club rental can be included. Also provided in many packages are lessons, free use of practice facilities and driving ranges and “green fee vouchers” to minimize the need for cash or credit cards to pay for green fees. Tour companies often have relationships with hotels and golf courses, and are able to book reservations at tremendous discounts that are not available if you are planning a golf holiday on your own. Golfers can specify their ability levels and a tailor-made holiday will be organised for them. If you are interested in bringing a large group on a golf holiday, arrangements will be made to accommodate your group. Tournaments will also be organised if desired.
Be sure to check out a number of different companies that offer golf holiday packages. Don’t be afraid to ask for a competitive quote. Let them know that one of their competitors is offering a similar package at a much lower rate than they are charging. Also ask if changes can be made to reduce costs. One such change might be to reserve a room at a three star hotel rather than a 5 star hotel. Setting up a tee time earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon may also cut costs. Another expense saver would be to rent a car rather than be chauffeured to the golf courses. Reducing the number of nights you will stay, dropping one or two tee times, spending a bit of time sightseeing rather than golfing or foregoing dinners at expensive restaurant are also ways to decrease overall package costs.
Holidays are few and far between; so to make the most of your golf holiday, compare the services offered by golf tour companies and create a memorable experience for yourself.