Combining Travel and Sightseeing with Golf Overview
There are many places in the US and the world where you can golf during your vacation. Those who golf often sometimes plan entire vacations around certain golf courses they may have always wanted to play. Depending on the time of year, you can play in warm places like Phoenix, Arizona, Hilton Head, South Carolina, and in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are plenty of courses for you to play on. All inclusive vacations are available that will allow you to play on various courses during your vacation. For many people, a golfing vacation is a great way to relax, spend some time improving one’s game, and the chance to see a different part of the country.
Winter Golf Getaway
If you live in an area that is cold during the winter, a relaxing gold vacation in a warmer climate may be what you have been looking for. In Phoenix, for example, you will be able to choose from over 100 golf courses. When you are not golfing, there is much to see. Museums, galleries, ancient ruins, and beautiful desert landscapes are available for you to see. In addition you can always rent a car and drive up to UNESCO sight the Grand Canyon National Park or even farther up north to Page, AZ and see the amazing slot canyons and the infamous horseshoe bend.
Golf with an Ocean View
If you want to golf near the ocean, you should head out to Hilton Head, South Carolina. With over 22 gold courses, you will never be bored. Hilton Head is a small island off the coast of South Carolina. It is also home to historic landmarks such as the Palmetto Dunes Plantation and the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Preserve. You will be able to take a break from golfing and enjoy some of the beauty of Hilton Head. Another option that happens to also be in South Carolina is Myrtle Beach which has over 100 golf courses in the area.
Golf with some a little bit of partying
Las Vegas offers many activities for you to engage in besides golf. While the golf courses are challenging, you may be distracted by the casinos, clubs, and shows that are taking place around you. Staying in one of the casino hotels will give you a front row seat to everything that is happening in Vegas. This would be the perfect location for a golf bachelor party.
Cool down in the summer with some mountain golf
While most people enjoy golfing in warm weather, unless you live in Texas like me. If you are looking for crisp autumn breezes, Colorado may be the answer. If you want to travel and golf, visit places that are far from home. This will give you a great opportunity to challenge yourself and improve your game while seeing the many sites that these towns and cities have to offer. If you are traveling with people who are not as passionate about golf as you are, they will have plenty to do while you hit the green. In Colorado most the major ski resorts open up their golf courses with some beautiful scenery and challenging terrain/elevation changes.
Destination golf to improve your game
Golfing on different courses is a good way to improve your game. Since each course has its own terrain, you will be able to gain experience playing on flat and hilly surfaces. This is a good experience for anyone who is serious about their golf game.
Tips for traveling with your golf clubs
Try to get a non-stop flight. This reduces the amount of time your bag has to be handled which reduces damage and it getting lost.
Get a durable, quality travel bag. Hard shell bags are the way to go but can be expensive up to a couple hundred USD. I’ve used a soft bag before and haven’t had issues but if you go this route be sure to get a travel stiff arm and maybe even wrap some padding around it.
Don’t forget that golf bags are considered by most airlines “oversized check-in”. Be sure to check the airlines website to know how much the oversize bags costs. It usually varies from $75-100. Some airlines allow one oversized on as your normal checked bag at no charge. Also, some airports when you pick up and drop off have a special oversized pickup and drop off area so be aware of this.
Add some personalization to mark to your bag. Using some bright ribbon or something is a good idea to help spot any checked bag. Also, make sure all your contact info is up to date on your tags.