If the Open Golf Championship has left you feeling inspired to pack up your clubs and head off on a golfing holiday, this blog from Europesure is for you. Whilst it won’t guarantee you a hole-in-one, it will let you know about some of the best golfing holiday destinations and give you the information you need to get your golf break off to a flying start.
Where to go
Golf is a sport that is played worldwide and, when on holiday, you are likely to find a golf course wherever your chosen destination may be. However, if you are looking at going on holiday solely for golf, here is an overview of our top places to consider.
Portugal – The Algarve
The Algarve in Portugal is well-known for its championship golf courses including the exquisite and picturesque Victoria Golf Course, where the Portuguese Masters is held each year. With pleasant temperatures all year round, a relatively short flight time and 31 golf courses in the region, it is easy to see why this is a popular choice.
With mild winters and pleasant summers, Spain has perfect playing conditions all year round. Whether you want to play near the coast or in the countryside, there are a range of courses across the country to meet all players’ needs. Most of the courses in Spain are set in beautiful natural surroundings – along coasts, nestled in the mountains or even at historic castles.
Italy offers the perfect blend of culture, history, beauty, and golf. Like Spain, it benefits from a mild and favourable year-round climate. Italy has some of the most exclusive courses in the world where visitors can play on various terrains, from the extremely rugged to fairways dotted with glorious Cypress trees. Golf in Italy is likely to become even more popular, once the 2023 Ryder Cup is staged near Rome.
For those wishing to travel further afield, you won’t go far wrong with a trip to the USA. Visitors to America will find an array of courses, from those that are steeped in history to others with modern state-of-the-art greens. Due to the size of the country, you can choose the climate and surroundings that you play in. In the northwest you’ll play surrounded by mountains, whilst in the south it’s more likely you’ll play in plush woodland. Just remember to abide by course rules and not get in the way of a golf ball in flight. Medical treatment in the USA is extremely expensive, so make sure you have travel insurance in place and that it covers the USA.
If you want to stay in the UK, Scotland is a golfer’s paradise. You may not be guaranteed high temperatures, but what you will be assured of is beautiful scenery, rich history, and an array of courses to suit all abilities and tastes. From championship courses to hidden gems, there is something for everyone and, of course, there is the home of golf – the Old Course at St Andrew’s.
Before you pack up and go
You may already be tempted to get your mates and your clubs together but, before you go, don’t forget insurance. Golf is an expensive game, which involves pricey equipment, often not covered under your normal travel insurance policy. Taking out golf cover with Europesure will make sure that your equipment, whether it’s your own or hired in, is covered. It will also cover hire charges for replacement equipment, if yours gets damaged, and will cover the cost of your green fees, should you get ill or suffer a loss or theft that prevents you from playing.
To find out more about various holiday insurance add-on cover options from a trusted travel insurance provider, including golf, wedding, winter sports and more, visit www.europesuretravelinsurance.com