Those days (and sometimes weeks!) before you leave for an overseas golf holiday can be a bit frantic.

So many things to think of. Tidying up loose ends, getting ready, organising everything at home, double checking the holiday plans and packing for an overseas golf holiday.

Packing for an overseas golf holidayOnce you make it to the airport, check in, pass through security and the land of duty free shopping nothing sets the tone like a glass of champagne.

It’s a rite of passage really. The perfect way to draw a line in the sand; You are now officially on holiday.

To make that first sip all the more satisfying, you need to know that your bag is fully packed with everything that you need to make the most of your golf holiday. To help you along that path, and ditch that nagging “I’ve forgotten something” feeling, here is a list of everything we need when packing for an overseas golf holiday (in addition to your clothes and toiletries).

  • Tour itinerary
  • Passport and Visas
  • Flights details
  • Clean, securely packed golf clubs
  • Clean, comfortable golf shoes
  • Golf balls (pack 3 balls for each round you are playing)
  • Tees, ball markers, pencil, glove, golf towel and rangefinder
  • List of suggested restaurants, bars and ideas for non-golf activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Phone chargers
  • Ear plugs and eye mask
  • Camera and charger
  • Laptop or Tablet and charger
  • Foreign currency
  • Bag tags
  • International power adaptors
  • Wet weather gear
  • Small umbrella
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Suntan cream
  • Vitamins
  • Medicine
  • Light weight travel handbag and wallet
  • Walking/gym clothes
  • Swimming costume
  • Fit Bit Charger
  • Business Cards
  • Sleeping Tablets
  • Sea sickness tablets
  • Spare fold up bag
  • Comfortable clothes to change into on International Flights
  • Large scarf or sarong
  • Book and reading glasses

Packing for an overseas golf holidayWe all have other individual bits and pieces we need to take with us to ensure we’re comfortable while travelling, but when packing for an overseas golf holiday, this list is a good place to start.

Don’t forget to also check the weights of your bags before you get to the airport.  A nasty excess luggage bill at check in is not a fun way to start a trip (or end one either!).

Feel free to return to this blog each time you travel, and to forward on this link to friends.

Are there any other essentials that you think we’ve forgotten? Let us know!

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