Top Tips For Golfing Abroad from Portmore
23rd February 2015
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There are a lot of factors that golfers need to take into account when planning their trip, so here are the most important tips to make sure that your golf trip abroad is "above par".

Learn About The Golf Course

It is very important that you know which course you’re going to play on.  As a golf player, you'll want to know if the course has 9 or 18 holes, and also if the course is hilly or flat.  You’ll want to know if there are any hazards on the course, such as bunkers, lakes and ponds.  Some golf courses have varying lengths of grass in order to make it more challenging - so if you’re really just there to play for fun, you might want to find out if the course has neat, short grass!

Know The Climate

A golfer’s vision of a perfect day on the course would be wind-free, sunny and blue skies!  Southern Africa, Florida and Mauritius are just like that!  Pack your shorts, polo shirt and sun tan lotions and get on the course!

Make Sure That You’re Golf Clubs Are Covered On Your Trip

As with any other trip, there’s always the risk of something going wrong!  While this isn’t exactly positive thinking, it is still a smart idea to take out travel insurance.  In this case, taking out golf travel insurance will make your holiday even better.  It leaves you peace of mind to know that your equipment is safe and covered.  With a comprehensive package, your own equipment should be covered for up to £1,000 and any hired equipment for up to £200.  If you’ve pre-paid any green fees and something goes wrong, you should also be covered up to a nice sum of £300.  Best of all, you can simply add golf to your existing standard policy, meaning that your medical cover will be taken care of too!

For any information or help with playing golf over seas, talk to the Destination Lounge on 01271 308094 or drop into Portmore Golf and Colin will be happy to advise.

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