Things to remember when booking your Golf Escape:
1 Choosing your location
To ensure your Golf Escape trip is what you’re looking for, there are some important points to think about. Are you looking for relaxation, or lively nights out? For a quiet break away, then consider one of the many wonderful golf resorts, such as Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus, La Finca Golf Resort in the Costa Blanca and PGA Catalunya in the Costa Brava, all offering high end luxury and fantastic golf. If it’s the party side you’re after, there are plenty of places that can fulfil your expectations, such as Benalmadena and Fuengirola in the Costa del Sol, Vilamoura and Alvor in the Algarve, Benidorm in the Costa Blanca or Los Alcazares in Murcia.
2 Try something new
With many fantastic courses, hotels, and golf resorts around the world, it’s always worth trying somewhere different.
If you normally travel to Alvor in the Algarve, perhaps try further east in Tavira, a stunning Portuguese town with plenty of bars and restaurants, with the best golf course in Portugal, Monte Rei only 15 minutes away?
For winter sun, think about courses such as Assoufid and Samanah in Morocco, Aphrodite Hills and Elea in Cyprus, or Carya and Montgomerie in Turkey, but if you prefer Marbella, try Prague or Girona.
For the best golf, visit the Silver Coast north of Lisbon.
3 Book early
It’s a myth that the best deals are when booking last minute. Yes, there are last minute deals to be had, but the best ones are always when booking early. Most hotels offer early booking discounts and the earlier you book, the higher the saving. Golf planners always advise groups to book their trip 10 to 12 months in advance, because you get the best prices and the pick of the tee times. With resorts becoming busier every year, the availability of tee times and hotels is more limited than before, so book early!
4 Don’t forget the flights
When choosing your Golf Escape, it’s very easy to get carried away with collating prices for all the golf resorts and packages, but if you can’t get there, it can ruin all the plans you’ve made. I’d always advise people to book the hotel and golf package first, but don’t forget to check the flights in advance. Skyscanner is a fantastic tool for this. You can search your preferred departure airport, and literally search the whole globe for the cheapest flights. So if Alicante, Faro, or Malaga come up as the cheapest flights, then why not try golfing there? It’s a great way of starting your search, knowing that you already have the cheapest flights.
If you’re planning a holiday on a budget, it is Golf Escapes can find you the best possible trip for the price. If you don’t want to spend more than £400, they can source the best possible package for that. However, if you’re happy to spend more and would like a slightly higher end holiday, or you simply want the cheapest package out there for a quick getaway, they can provide both. Golf Escapes pledge to give you the best holiday for your specific budget.