Golfing getaways on a budget: 4 ways to make it happen
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Once upon a time, a golfing vacation was something that was only available to the rich (and famous). Now, it’s more accessible than ever before. Of course, this is still one of those getaways which can get expensive if you don’t plan accordingly. After all, this isn’t the type of vacation you can pick up a cheap flight for and leave it at that. There are more expenses than the so-called standard vacation, and this is why it can get pricy.
Through today’s article, we will take a look at some of the ways you can cut these costs. These compromises won’t impact the quality of your break, but the cost savings can be immense.
The all-inclusive factor
Of course, when it comes to all-inclusive, a golfing break is somewhat difficult to one that you might be looking to spend around the pool.Generally, it refers to the type of break which involves a hotel and various rounds at the course. For example, the Belfry has on-site accommodation as well as plenty of other activities, making this a very good solution for an “all-inclusive” golf option.
Playing the same course
This almost links into the previous point, but it’s worth mentioning that repeatedly playing the same course can generally reap fantastic cost savings. One reason behind this is because you don’t necessarily have the transport costs, which is particularly the case if you have opted for a course which has its own accommodation.
The main reason this occurs because of the course itself though. A lot will openly advertise that playing it multiple days will reap a cost-saving, and this is something you need to take into consideration if you are targeting cost efficiency.
Will you take your own clubs?
We’ve left this next section as a question mark as unfortunately, it just depends. Each break is different, and if you are staying in the same country, it generally stands to reason to take along your own clubs. Let’s not forget that this is the preferred choice for most people as well.
However, as soon as you jump on a plane, things get trickier. The airlines are starting to charge more for the privilege, and this means that you need to calculate just how much different this cost is to hiring at your destination instead.
Finally, let’s end today’s piece with a little about timing. Golf courses operate in seasons, and if you find yourself in the high-bracket, you may have to brace yourself to pay some hefty green fees.
One of the best ways to avoid this is to plan a day or so either side of these seasons. It can mean that you still benefit from the weather, but pay lower rates and save yourself considerable sums of money in the process. These seasons can sometimes tie in with peaks which are dictated by airlines as well, meaning that overseas trips can benefit as well.