Golf Travel Tips - Planning a Golf Vacation?

Julie L. Moran

By Julie L. Moran

How Much Will It Cost?

Across the U.S. and around the world you'll find golf resorts and hotels with golf courses that offer 'stay & play' golf packages. And, in increasing numbers, regular hotels are teaming up with area courses to offer discounted 'stay & play' packages also. Golf packages will save you money with cheaper rates for 'a room plus greens fees' than you would pay if you purchased these services separately. But some packages come with special stipulations such as particular arrival/departure dates, quoted rates may be per person or for two or more, etc., so check the details carefully.

Consider Your Group

Will your group be golfers only, golfers and non-golfers, family, or are you a 'single' golfer? And what about skill levels? Where you go, where you stay, and where you play can make a big difference as to whether your trip is a 'hole-in-one' or a 'bogey'.

What Type of Vacation?

No matter what kind of vacation you and your companion(s) want to take, whether it's to a bustling city, rustic mountain area, busy beach resort, a town steeped in colonial history, a quiet countryside or a combination of these, there are numerous terrific golf destinations available and in all price ranges. If you'll be accompanied by non-golfers, you'll want to make sure there are things for them to do while you're on the course.

Getting Information On Destinations of Interest

You can start your search right here! Check out the 'stay & play' golf packages available through the travel businesses in this section. And visit GolfLink's Golf Travel section for state-by state links to over 300 U.S. resort and hotel web sites with on-site golf or packages. Check out the courses available - are they right for your game? Do you need other entertainment? Many destinations are solely golf-oriented, and couldn't help the non-golfers in your party if they were the Queen and her Royal Consort. And compare costs and offerings. In addition to web sites, information is available through state and area golf associations, Chambers of Commerce, Convention Bureaus, printed and web travel guides and travel agencies. You may also do well to check out the business or property itself with the state's consumer protection agency and/or Better Business Bureau. *

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