There are plenty of golf package vacations in the Atlanta area to choose from but what exactly makes a great golf holiday? Amenities can be as varied as the courses themselves so it’s important before selecting a package that you choose and plan wisely.
Whatever destination you choose, be certain that the package matches up well with your needs, requirements, and certainly your budget. If it’s a group outing, then the choice must match up as best as possible with everyone in the group. Some courses do not allow carts, for example, so if you or anyone in your group can’t handle walking 18 holes, then be sure to verify that carts are allowed. Most information is readily available online at a resort’s website, but on occasion you may have to revert to the old-fashioned method of simply picking up the phone.
When choosing a course not in a resort it’s a good idea to speak to someone at the course for their recommendations for places to stay. Also, each course has its own rules and policies, so be sure to familiarize yourself with them if you have never played the course before. Don’t forget that the time of the year and weather will have a major impact on your enjoyment. If you’re not familiar with weather in the area you plan to visit, make sure you check. Remember, it’s not just the temperature but also other elements like whether it’s the area’s rainy season. Finally, golf tour operators are also available if you don’t want to do all of this yourself to eliminate the fear of planning a trip somewhere you have never visited before.
Don’t skimp when it comes to planning your resources and always remember the time-honored cliché that "You get what you pay for." As an example, if you’re going with a group, consider individual rooms instead of double occupancy. If nothing else, you’ll sleep better, especially if you would have ended up in a room with a heavy snorer! It’s better to cut a day or two off the trip to make up for the additional charge and have a great overall experience instead. Always book far enough in advance as well. If it’s a popular destination or time of the season that could mean booking months or even a year in advance and if it’s not a resort that means coordinating your course and hotel reservations. Also, many times booking in advance will result in benefitting from discounts offered—especially with airlines if you are flying. Knowing what to bring is also important since there are courses that require soft spikes and some that require a proof of handicap certificate. In either case, you don’t want to leave home without them! Finally, consider a caddy since many are excellent players themselves and can make all the difference in the quality of your game and thus your experience.
If possible, it’s always helpful to consult with someone who has played the course you’re considering. Be sure to keep all this in mind as you seek out golf package vacations in the Atlanta area and you’ll find yourself having a wonderful time.
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