What to pack for a golf holiday
You’ve made the decision to get away and play golf, you’ve chosen the destination and a great golf tour operator.
Golf and travel are the perfect marriage, like Gin & Tonic. Every continent in the world has golf courses, and most of them hold prime real estate in the most gorgeous areas. Playing golf in a holiday destination is a great way to meet new people (other tourists and locals) and to enjoy some of the area’s beautiful natural landscapes.
Another great thing about a golf holiday is that you will be experiencing different cultures and climates and both of these things are exciting but they can also affect what you need to pack.
So as your departure date draws closer it’s time to start seriously giving some thought to what to pack for a golf holiday. What you will need, and what you can do without on during your trip.
Below is a list that covers most of your essentials to make sure you don’t forget anything and on your next golf vacation, and to ensure you will be prepared for anything.
The amount of golf clothing will depend on the number of days that you will be playing. The country and season that you are playing in will also be important. Count the number of rounds that you are playing and pack entire outfits for each round ie. For four rounds of golf you would need the following:
- 4 x collared golf shirts
- 4 x pairs of shorts, pants, skirts or skorts
- 4 x pairs of socks
- 1 x pair of cleaned golf shoes
- 1 x golf sweater or jumper or vest
- 1 x golf jacket
- 1 x belt (if needed)
- 1 x good quality hat
Again, what you pack for a golf holiday will depend on which season you are travelling in. Check the weather forecast before you start packing. If rain is likely you may need more clothes, and possibly a second pair of golf shoes, if yours aren’t waterproof.
- Swimsuit & cover up or beachwear
- Exercise/ work out clothing
Smart casual clothing for non-golf days and evenings out
- Trousers, capri’s, a pair of jeans
- Shirts, blouses, tops
- Dresses, skirts
- A wrap or light jacket
- Winter coat & scarf (if travelling somewhere cold)
- Non-precious jewellery
- Golf Shoes
- Comfortable walking shoes/trainers or sneakers
- Thongs / flip flops
- Comfortable shoes for evenings
Wet weather – Regards of your destination always prepare for rain. Being wet is no fun!
- A small fold up umbrella
- Reliable and lightweight wet weather golf gear – Rain jacket & rain pants
When thinking about what to pack for a golf holiday, your golf clubs are an essential part! Make sure they are clean. Give them a good wash before you pack them into your golf travel bag. Ensure that you have gone through the pockets of your golf bag and removed any old wrappers, score cards and rubbish. Wash and dry your golf towel before you leave. If you need any tips on how to pack your golf clubs securely watch our video. You should have the following in your golf bag.
- Clean golf clubs
- Golf balls (at least 3 balls for each round of golf you are playing)
- Ball markers
- 2 x golf gloves
- Clean golf towel
- Rangefinder (if needed)
- Divot tool
- Refillable water bottle
- Stroke counter (if needed)
- Golf bag rain cover
- Tour itinerary
- Passport and Visas
- Flights details
- List of suggested restaurants, bars and ideas for non-golf activities
- Travel insurance
- Foreign currency
- Bag tags
- Light weight travel handbag and wallet
- Business Cards
- Spare fold up bag
- Comfortable clothes to change into on International Flights
- Large scarf or sarong
- Book and reading glasses
- Ear plugs and eye mask
- House keys
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Hair product for styling
- Hair brush
- Cleanser & Moisturiser
- Make up
- Toothbrush & toothpaste
- Sleeping Tablets
- Sea sickness tablets
- Deodorant & perfume
- Camera and charger
- Laptop or Tablet and charger
- Mobile phone and charger
- Fit Bit Charger
- Rangefinder and charger
- International power adaptors
These are just some tips on what to pack for a golf holiday. Being prepared means that you will have the best time possible, and not have to make any unnecessary purchases for things that you have forgotten. Happy packing!