Golf cruises give travellers the opportunity to have a luxury holiday as well as play golf on some of the best and most beautiful golf courses in the world.
Golf cruises are suitable for professional and amateur golfers. There are golf cruises that travel to many parts of the world including Australia, the British Isles, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean; the list goes on.
What do you do on a golf cruise?
Like any other cruise, you will board and get yourself settled into your cabin. Each cruise features the usual cruise amenities such as restaurants, swimming pools, gyms and a Spa etc for you to enjoy while cruising around your selected region. There are some golf cruises that also feature on-board golf simulators, allowing you to play a virtual round on some of the world’s most famous golf courses.
Like traditional cruises, the cruise ship docks at various ports throughout the journey. Once you dock, you are transferred by coach to a golf course. You’ll have a round of golf and then have the opportunity to explore and do some sight-seeing.
Of course, you don’t have to play at the golf course selected by the cruise line. You can make your own arrangements and visit a golf course of your choosing. Needless to say, it will take a bit more organisation on your part and potentially costs you a little more but if there is a golf course you are really keen to try then this is a good option.
While golf cruises do cater to ensure golfers can get as much golf in as possible, they also cater to non-golfers. Like other cruise holidays, onshore excursions at each port are available.
How do you choose a golf cruise?
There are many travel companies that offer golf cruises. Of course, the first thing you need to decide is which region you would like to travel to. Once you have determined a destination you can then look at the packages offered by each company. Packages will vary depending on the cruise line so it’s important that you choose what suits you. Consider the following:
- – Are transfers included?
- – Can you visit golf courses of your choosing or are you locked into the course chosen by the cruise company?
- – Are green fees included?
- – Are carts included?
- – Is there time to do some sightseeing after playing golf?
- – Are gratuities for golf related staff and drivers included?
Golf cruises can be a great holiday option for those who love to play golf when they travel. With the opportunity to play some of the best courses in the world while travelling in luxury why wouldn’t you book a golf cruise?