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How to Book Cheap Golf Vacation Packages in Europe

Taking a golf vacation in Europe is one of the most exciting opportunities a golfer can have, but it can also be quite expensive. By the time you add up hotels, greens fees, transportation, food and more, the total cost of the trip can be enough to scare most people away. With that said, it is important to find the best deals you can to save money on the golf package you decide to book.

Helpful Advice On Booking Accommodation For Group Golf Holidays

When you’re at the helm of affairs the burden of satisfying the tastes and requirements of everyone in the group rests on you. It’s your responsibility to book an accommodation that’s to everyone’s liking. This isn’t an easy task. A small false step in picking the right accommodation can ruin the golf holiday for all the members of the group. Here are a few helpful advices on booking accommodation.

Pick the right booking website

The options available to golf travelers are plenty. The game of golf is fast evolving into a mass sport and the golf tourism industry is seeing double digit growth every year. To cater to the needs of golf enthusiasts a number of booking websites have sprung up. You need to be very careful in choosing the website to book your accommodation. Before you part with your money, read their policy document and also the term and conditions section. For example: see if they charge you for cancellation. Suppose you book rooms for your group well in advance and just few days before the holiday you’ve to cancel the trip. Booking on a website that doesn’t charge a cancellation penalty can save you money.

Read reviews prior to booking an accommodation

Online portals such as booking.com, Tripadvisor.com list reviews of resorts and hotels for potential customers to peruse. You don’t have to read all the reviews; apply filters to see only group tourist reviews and find out what they have to say about the resort or hotel you’re considering to book. Reviews assume greater significance if you haven’t visited the golf destination before.

Book a combo package

Certainly not all, but a number of golf courses are part of the major resorts. By booking accommodation at these resorts you also get easy access to their golf course. Courses that are not part any resorts normally offer ‘Stay & Play’ combo packages. These courses have tie-ups with hotels and golfers opting for these packages get discount rates on both hotel and golf course.

Choosing the room

After picking the hotel, spend some time on selecting the right room(s) for your group. You obviously don’t want to stay in a room that’s close to the club or recreation hall. Furthermore, make up your mind if you want room(s) with a view or not.

Opt for an accommodation fit for a large group

Resorts and hotels are fine for a small group of people on their golf holiday. For large groups consider booking a holiday apartment or rental villa. Most apartments and villas come with fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes. Temporary cooks can be hired so that the group gets to spend maximum time on the golf course or visiting local attractions.