Nine Trending Ways To Plan The Perfect Golf Vacation
Posted on September 12, 2018
by Jared Cohen
Trends change over the years and trends in golf travel is no exception. Below is a collection of travel tips from Team Troon to keep in mind when pulling together your next golf vacation plan:
Plan your trip around your tee times. Ensure the course or courses you want to play are available.
Consider shoulder seasons. Jan-March is awesome in Hawaii, Florida, AZ and Palm Springs…BUT you can get some exceptional shoulder season values in those sunbelt locations by considering Fall months (Oct-Dec), or (April/May time frame). The notion of “off-peak” travel seems to be gaining appeal in 2018-19.
Don’t hassle with traveling with your clubs. Consider using Ship Sticks and they will be at your first course when you arrive (you can use THIS LINK to save $20 of your first shipment).
Download Apps. 80% of customers prefer to self-serve in order to get information they need. Downloading hotel, airline, golf and food & beverage related apps to secure reservations, information and planning makes self-serving travel that much easier and maximize your experience from start to finish. (Note: All Troon-managed clubs have pretty cool apps you can download to book tee times, utilize GPS and more.
Speaking of apps, consider Uber or Lyft to the airport (vs Airport Parking your vehicle) it could be more cost effective and they drop you off right at the gate…mitigating any luggage lugging needed from the parking lot to check in.
Always inquire about a room upgrade when checking into your hotel room. Letting the front desk agent know of any special occasion as well as checking in later in the afternoon/night can help your chances.
Schedule your golf round at a time so when you finish, there is time for an emergency 9 holes. Whether it be to dial in the golf swing for the next day or settle any bets with your group!
Plan your trip around an event. Games, tournaments, shows and concerts have potential to make your trip one to remember. If there is a location on your radar, for instance Maui, plan your next great trip around the Sentry Tournament of Champions and watch professionals in action.
Explore something different. 45% of travelers have a travel bucket list in mind. The majority of those (82%) will aim to check some of those destinations off their list in the coming year. Its been reported that ‘three in four millennial’s said they’d rather buy an experience than a physical good’ showing a strong opportunity for growth.
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