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How to Prepare for and Enjoy a Golf Trip with Friends

How to Prepare for and Enjoy a Golf Trip with Friends

By Brian Weis

Golf trips are a great way to bond with friends and enjoy some of the most beautiful courses in the world. If you're planning a golf trip with friends, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your trip.

1. Decide on a Destination

The first step in planning a golf trip with friends is to choose a destination. Consider factors such as the time of year, weather, and budget when making your decision. Some popular destinations for golf trips include Florida, Arizona, and California.

2. Choose the Right Accommodations

When it comes to accommodations, it's important to consider the size of your group and your budget. If you're traveling with a large group, consider booking a vacation home or villa, which will allow everyone to have their own space while still spending time together. If you're on a tighter budget, look for affordable hotels or resorts that offer group rates. Ask one of our experts to help you decide which locations is best for your group.

3. Book Your Tee Times

Once you've chosen your destination and accommodations, it's time to book your tee times. We help you book as far in advance as possible to ensure you get the tee times you want. If you're traveling during peak season, be prepared to pay a premium for popular courses.

4. Pack Smart

Golf trips often require a lot of gear, so make sure to pack smart. Bring along all of your golf equipment, including clubs, shoes, and balls. If you're flying, consider using a golf travel bag to protect your clubs during transit.

5. Explore the Area

While golf is the main focus of your trip, make sure to take some time to explore the area and experience local culture. Visit local attractions, try new foods, and have fun with your friends. Ask one of our experts about great tours you can add to your trip.

6. Stay Hydrated

Golfing can be physically demanding, especially in warm climates, so make sure to stay hydrated. Pack plenty of water and snacks, and be sure to take breaks when you need them.

7. Have Fun

Most importantly, have fun! Golf trips are all about spending time with friends and enjoying the beauty of the courses. Remember to relax and have a good time, and your trip will be a success.

Whether you're a seasoned golfer or just starting out, a golf trip with friends is a great way to experience the sport in a new and exciting way. With a little planning and preparation, you'll have the trip of a lifetime.

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Revised: 03/22/2023 - Article Viewed 8,897 Times

About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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