Choosing the Right Golf Travel Company

Choosing the Right Golf Travel Company

Arranging a perfect golf trip without the help of a professional could be a roll of the dice. For the same reasons we use professionals in other fields; doctors, attorneys, professors, mechanics, electricians… using a qualified golf tour specialist just makes sense.

Tee times, lodging choices, travel times, rental cars, caddies, dining, after golf activities, collecting monies, deposits, final payments.. and on and on... unless you have the right contacts and a detailed knowledge of your destination, your dream vacation may end up becoming a nightmare.

Arranging a perfect golf trip without the help of a professional could be a roll of the dice. For the same reasons we use professionals in other fields; doctors, attorneys, professors, mechanics, electricians… using a qualified golf tour specialist just makes sense.

Tee times, lodging choices, travel times, rental cars, caddies, dining, after golf activities, collecting monies, deposits, final payments.. and on and on... unless you have the right contacts and a detailed knowledge of your destination, your dream vacation may end up becoming a nightmare.

Royal Dublin GC
Royal Dublin GC
Find a company that has extensive experience in the golf industry and golf travel
Find a company that has extensive experience in the golf industry and golf travel

Golf travel is one of the most specialized segments of the travel industry and it takes a wealth of knowledge and a dedication to the subject, which may not be found among many tour operators.

We are true golfers and extensive travelers and have played over 600 of the world’s best and most well-known golf courses. We have stayed in hundreds of hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts in the US and Europe. And we have researched and experienced and array of dining options in most of the dozens of locations we book.

Golf travel is one of the most specialized segments of the travel industry and it takes a wealth of knowledge and a dedication to the subject, which may not be found among many tour operators.

We are true golfers and extensive travelers and have played over 600 of the world’s best and most well-known golf courses. We have stayed in hundreds of hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts in the US and Europe. And we have researched and experienced and array of dining options in most of the dozens of locations we book.

Custom golf vacations made for golfers by golfers
Custom golf vacations made for golfers by golfers

It takes a great deal of research and experience to know where to play, when to play, where to stay and how to get there.

We’ve been booking vacations for golfers exclusively since 1992, both here in the US and abroad. Our entire staff plays golf, knows golf and has golf travel booking experience. We use a network of affiliate partners throughout the areas we book as part of our team, ensuring that we always have a team member with “boots on the ground”.

It takes a great deal of research and experience to know where to play, when to play, where to stay and how to get there.

We’ve been booking vacations for golfers exclusively since 1992, both here in the US and abroad. Our entire staff plays golf, knows golf and has golf travel booking experience. We use a network of affiliate partners throughout the areas we book as part of our team, ensuring that we always have a team member with “boots on the ground”.

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Torrey Pines 1 for web
Is the company a member of any professional associations?
Is the company a member of any professional associations?

Membership in professional and trade associations is usually an indication that a company abides by that organizations code of ethics and business practices. And that those associations recognize the company as a true golf tour operator.

We are members of numerous associations, including The International Association of Golf Tour Operators, the largest and most respected in the industry. We are also affiliated with and/or members of… The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), Golf Ireland, Go Travel Scotland, the R&A and the USGA.

Membership in professional and trade associations is usually an indication that a company abides by that organizations code of ethics and business practices. And that those associations recognize the company as a true golf tour operator.

We are members of numerous associations, including The International Association of Golf Tour Operators, the largest and most respected in the industry. We are also affiliated with and/or members of… The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), Golf Ireland, Go Travel Scotland, the R&A and the USGA.

Look for a company that specializes in the locations you want to visit
Look for a company that specializes in the locations you want to visit

It’s tough to know everything about all 34,000 golf courses and 202,000 hotels in the world, that’s why we’ve selected some very specific and golf crazy locations to specialize in; St. Andrews, Pinehurst, Pebble Beach, Dublin, Florida, Prestwick, Bandon Dunes, Aberdeen, Kiawah….

By focusing our business exclusively on select USA locations and offering a limited number of destinations overseas, we know our locations and products inside and out. With this intimate knowledge and local contacts, we can often accomplish what others cannot.

While we specialize in these locations, that doesn’t mean we can’t help with other locations as well. We have industry friends and contacts throughout the golfing community and bring the same dedication, professionalism and attention to detail to your trip, no matter where you want to go.

It’s tough to know everything about all 34,000 golf courses and 202,000 hotels in the world, that’s why we’ve selected some very specific and golf crazy locations to specialize in; St. Andrews, Pinehurst, Pebble Beach, Dublin, Florida, Prestwick, Bandon Dunes, Aberdeen, Kiawah….

By focusing our business exclusively on select USA locations and offering a limited number of destinations overseas, we know our locations and products inside and out. With this intimate knowledge and local contacts, we can often accomplish what others cannot.

While we specialize in these locations, that doesn’t mean we can’t help with other locations as well. We have industry friends and contacts throughout the golfing community and bring the same dedication, professionalism and attention to detail to your trip, no matter where you want to go.

Castlerock GC
Castlerock GC
Is the company flexible and willing to research multiple trip dates, courses, hotels, etc.?
Is the company flexible and willing to research multiple trip dates, courses, hotels, etc.?

Sometimes planning the perfect golf trip is hard. You may not be sure of the exact dates, courses or even location you want to travel to. We understand, we go through that as well when we travel.

We are determined to make your trip the best you have ever taken and we happily adapt, modify and change anything to make absolutely certain that your trip is perfect and is everything that we promised and everything you had hoped it would be.

Sometimes planning the perfect golf trip is hard. You may not be sure of the exact dates, courses or even location you want to travel to. We understand, we go through that as well when we travel.

We are determined to make your trip the best you have ever taken and we happily adapt, modify and change anything to make absolutely certain that your trip is perfect and is everything that we promised and everything you had hoped it would be.

Does the company really care about your trip?
Does the company really care about your trip?

This is a critical question. Perhaps the most critical. Do you get the feeling from emails and your phone conversations that who you’re talking to actually cares about your trip, as if they were going on it themselves?

We get excited about every trip we plan. We travel with you to your destinations vicariously, as if we were really there. So, yes, we actually plan the trips with great care and detail, as if we were going along ourselves.

This is a critical question. Perhaps the most critical. Do you get the feeling from emails and your phone conversations that who you’re talking to actually cares about your trip, as if they were going on it themselves?

We get excited about every trip we plan. We travel with you to your destinations vicariously, as if we were really there. So, yes, we actually plan the trips with great care and detail, as if we were going along ourselves.

Florida
Don’t let price alone be the deciding factor
Don’t let price alone be the deciding factor

If you are comparing the proposals of multiple golf travel companies, price alone should not be your final determining factor. Compare the different itineraries carefully, looking at the hotels being offered, types of rooms and meal inclusions. Review the type of vehicle rental and what is included with that rental. And most importantly, make sure that all the golf courses you want to play are included in the itinerary, and that there are no hidden fees or surcharges to play certain ones.

And finally, do you feel comfortable with the company, with the person you had contact with and/or spoke with. Did they seem knowledgeable, make interesting suggestions, seem to care about you, your friends and your trip? If the answer to this last question is yes, then congratulations, you’ve found the perfect golf travel company.

If you are comparing the proposals of multiple golf travel companies, price alone should not be your final determining factor. Compare the different itineraries carefully, looking at the hotels being offered, types of rooms and meal inclusions. Review the type of vehicle rental and what is included with that rental. And most importantly, make sure that all the golf courses you want to play are included in the itinerary, and that there are no hidden fees or surcharges to play certain ones.

And finally, do you feel comfortable with the company, with the person you had contact with and/or spoke with. Did they seem knowledgeable, make interesting suggestions, seem to care about you, your friends and your trip? If the answer to this last question is yes, then congratulations, you’ve found the perfect golf travel company.

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Are you ready to get started? Simply fill out our quote page and we'll get back to you within 24 hours! Need some help making plans? Just contact our golf experts for more information.

Are you ready to get started? Simply fill out our quote page and we'll get back to you within 24 hours! Need some help making plans? Just contact our golf experts for more information.