When it comes to golf, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that here in our home country the golfing season is notoriously short. When the winds and chilly temperatures of winter hit, playing a round of golf isn’t as much fun as it could be. The good news is that Ireland is within close proximately to golf destinations that boast warm temperatures and excellent conditions all year round, so there’s no need to lose the momentum you gained by playing frequently over the summer. A golf holiday gets you back into the swing of the game again.
As one of the world’s most popular sports, golf courses are plentiful around the world and each caters to a different type of golfer. If you’re an experienced player, perhaps you’d like to go to a resort that also has a renowned golf academy. Some have the capacity to analyse your golf swing with a special computer programme that can diagnose your strengths and weaknesses. The resident golf pros can help you correct your swing or your stance so that you can play a stronger game. Other resorts cater to new players with intensive instructional programmes that teach you winning techniques, from how to hold a golf club correctly to visualisation techniques that help you relax as you play and to have greater concentration skills.
The best golf resorts today offer a wide range of activities that will also please non-golfers in your group, too. Many will offer spas, water parks, mini-putt courses for children and adults, and even have the services of a concierge to book excursions.
But to the golfing enthusiast, it’s the course that matters. You want a challenge, excellent conditions, good weather, and plenty of open tee off times. Where will your next golf game take you? A course surrounded by lush tropical flowers and ocean-side views, or an urban course that’s just a short drive from the city centre? Your professional Travel Counsellor can help you plan the perfect golf holiday.