How to Find the Best Golf Resort if You're Going on a Vacation to Europe
Go on recommendations—not advertisingTry to ignore all the fluff thrown at you by travel agencies and opt instead to speak to real people about their experiences. You’ll soon get an idea of what mistakes to avoid and what to look for when booking at a resort.
Do your research before speaking to an agent
Get adequately clued up on European golf vacations online. By the time you are ready to speak to an agent, make sure you have enough research under your belt. This will help you in two ways:
First, you’ll quickly learn what questions to ask.
Second, the person you’re dealing with will soon pick up that you’ve done your homework, and won’t take you for a fool.
Know what you like—and what you don’t like
In addition to research, bear in mind the smaller details that make a holiday enjoyable to you. Check to make sure that the golf resort you’re booking possesses all the right elements. (See more suggestions on this in the last paragraph)
European countries best known for excellent golf holidays
If you’ve never visit Portugal for a golfing holiday, then this destination should be placed right on top of your list.
England is predominantly responsible for spreading the game of golf across the world. There’s certainly no shortage of excellent golf resorts here.
Visit the country that started it all. Scotland has a rich golf heritage and you haven’t had a golfing holiday until you’ve had one here.
Having so many neighbours that love the game so much, it’s no wonder Ireland is just as much of a golf-loving country.
The Mediterranean country of Spain is right next door to Portugal and offers a wide variety of golf courses and holiday resorts. Also remember that travelling between Portugal and Spain is a short and simple endeavour.
A recipe for the perfect golf vacation
- Travel requirements
- Excellent accommodation
- A golf tournament
- Pre-booked game times
Transport from where you live to where you will be playing golf should be sorted before you arrive in order to prevent the headache of organizing it last minute.
Make sure you know everything there is to know about your living arrangements.
Nothing will get you in the mood to play golf like going to see a decent golf tournament in Europe.
Book your golf course way in advance to avoid any misunderstandings when you arrive.