Not everyone have planned playing golf with their friends at one point in their life, but some of us may have actually played golf and is planning to gather up some friends to look for an ideal course for a golf trip. For those few who like the sports, then read on. This article should give the readers an idea of what features to look for when finding a golf course.
But first, let us start with some simple questions that will be the basis of our answers.
- How big is a regular golf course?
- What kind of facilities do they include?
- I do not have a club or a golf ball. Do they provide the golf equipment?
- How much does it cost to play in one?
- Can you play golf alone?
Well, to be frank, there are better questions where we can base our answers from, but this is the most commonly asked questions by people who are new to the sport. Golf is not really for everyone unlike other common sports such as basketball, volleyball, tennis, baseball and the like.
To start with, an ideal golf course should be big enough to have at least 18 courses or holes, which is how much a standard round of golf should have. The arrangement matters as well, preferably in 2 loops of 9 holes so that there will be different wind conditions on each hole throughout the whole round. In addition to that, there should also be a combination of long par fours, par threes, and par twos. These means how many swings or strokes it would actually take to finish.
A golf course does not really need that much of a facility. As long as there is a comfort room near the course, then it should be good to go. Well, of course, you will be needing the flagstick for the players to be able to keep track where the holes are. As for the equipment, the ideal golf course should also be able to provide at least rental golf clubs for its players since not every one has their own set of golf clubs, like people who are just trying the sport out, or those workers who are currently enjoying their incentive travel. A golf bag should contain different golf club types such as wood for the long shots that you need, iron for more precision for every swing that you make, and putters for making the ball roll into the hole in a shorter range. The cost of playing in a low end golf courses start about 15$ or below. While high end golf courses can actually cost more than 200$. As for the course itself, it should not have too many places where the ball can get stuck. It should be an open plain as much as possible. But little hills here and there is fine. Now, it does not really have to be all authentic – As long as the grass, trees, and the environment looks natural.
Sometimes, you just have to avail some golfing vacations packages to find the ideal golf course. There are many golf travel packages offered by different travel agencies and most of the golf courses are quite well known. If you are looking for a perfect golf holiday, then you might want to look for the nearest travel agency that can book you in!