When is the best time of year to take a golf trip to the
We will arrange your package for your preferred dates
but of course the best weather in the UK is between April
When should I book my trip?
As early as you possibly can,
a year ahead of your planned travel dates is not too soon
as many of the top rated championship courses are sold out
of visitor times that far ahead. But if you cannot book so
far in advance don’t give up
whatever you do, with very close contacts with the golf clubs
and hotels we are quite used to making everything happen
even at short notice.
Many of the golf courses you will wish to play are private
golf clubs and therefore have varying restrictions on visitor
play - normally demand outstrips supply, therefore it is
never too early to begin planning your golf tour.
The golden rule is the further ahead you can book, the better.
Do I need Travel Insurance?
Yes, we recommend travel insurance
protection for all our clients. To obtain the best tee times
on top rated golf courses and accommodation at hotels requires
advance booking and prepayment. With the purchase of a Trip
Cancellation/Interruption policy, you are covered for the
amount purchased for non-refundable prepaid expenses for
travel arrangements, in the event you are prevented from
taking a trip for covered reasons.
We cannot over-emphasize the importance of travel insurance
and urge you to take it out at the time you place your deposit
and have the added benefit of the automatic coverage of any
Do you recommend I pack hard travel cases for my clubs?
No, hard travel cases for golf clubs will severely tax the
available luggage space in your rental vehicle and may well
cause you more headaches than you can imagine. For those
in self-drive vehicles, we recommend you limit your luggage
where possible - e.g. Typical luggage for one golfer: 1 suitcase,
golf clubs in a soft carry case and hand luggage.
There will be eight of us, what is the largest car rental
we can get?
The largest self-drive vehicle available is a
people carrier capable of seating seven but the rear seats
are removed to make space for luggage and golf bags. Including
luggage and golf clubs a people carrier will accommodate
more than 4 passengers total. One golf bag and one normal
sized suitcase should be all you need for a one or two week
For a group of eight you will need two people carriers (MPVs) if
you wish to self-drive. The alternative is to take a chauffeur
Will a coach and driver cost more?
Not necessarily, the cost
will be approximately the same as two minivan rentals when
you factor in the cost of fuel. But there are many other
reasons why a chauffeur drive option may be a good idea:
You will have no concerns about losing your way, driving
on the wrong side of the road, missing a tee-time or drinking
and driving (the laws against this are tough).
We normally recommend a 16 seat Motor Coach for a group
of 8, allowing the maximum of space for passengers and luggage
How do we book caddies?
We strongly recommend
pre requesting caddies prior to your arrival. Caddies are
all self employed so they cannot be guaranteed at any golf
course. Some courses do not have a caddy system in operation
but will be able to offer pull carts. Caddy fees are usually
in the range £35-£50
Can we book a cart?
Not all courses offer ride on carts (buggies). Some may have
quite a few, whilst others may have none, or a few only
for use in exceptional circumstances but these will normally
require a medical certificate. If you cannot play without
using a cart please advise us at time of booking and we
can tailor a package to best suit you.
Why do I need a handicap certificate?
Some of the courses you will be playing are regarded as very
challenging. The golf courses set their own rating on what
standard of player they believe can play the course whilst
still enjoying the experience and not adversely affecting
the experience for other golfers, Therefore, please bring
your handicap certificate with you as you may be asked
to show proof of playing ability.
Some courses set a minimum handicap limit, which we will
advise on when we are planning your tour. Examples of this
Wentworth West Course - Men 24 Ladies 32
East & Edinburgh Courses - Men 28 Ladies 45
Sunningdale Men 18 Ladies 24
Stoke Park Club Handicap Certificate Required
Royal St George's Handicap Limit is 18
Will I need to take a jacket and tie with me for the evenings?
Some of the more traditional golf clubs with access to the
clubhouse may require a jacket and tie. Generally golf clubs
do not allow jeans and sneakers in the club house. Generally,
golf clubs allow visitors to use the clubhouse facilities
including the locker rooms and dining areas
Is there a dress code for golf courses?
Yes, but the code is very similar to what you would expect
at any private club. Dress conservatively and remember the
basic rules of, no jeans or sleeveless shirts, wear proper
golf shoes and if wearing short pants, wear sports socks
with minimum colour. Some traditional courses insist on knee
high socks with short pants.
Is it possible to rent clubs?
Yes, it is
possible to rent clubs at many of the courses. The cost will
be anywhere from about £30.00 to £50.00
per round of golf; however, we recommend that you bring your
own clubs along. You will be playing some difficult courses,
probably for the first time, and you may never have the opportunity
to play them again. You will not play as well as you do with
your own clubs so bring them if you possibly can.
Any other questions?
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact
us, we are here to help you in whatever way we can.
If you are reading this, then the chances are that you are
considering a golf tour of Europe. Obviously, we strongly
believe no other resource can present you with an expedition
which compares, in qualify or value, with one designed and
organized by London Golf. Our adventures offer
comprehensive service, including everything from tee times
to dining reservations, to shopping advice and sightseeing
We will be happy to custom prepare a vacation specific to
your unique aspirations, needs and desires.