So, you’ve decided to get together with a few friends to go for a golf trip? Well, if it’s your first golf trip, you certainly want it to be the experience of a lifetime.In this article, we’re going to give you four awesome tips to make this trip successful. These simple steps will ensure that you have fun without being exhausted, and who knows, maybe you and your friends will be able to build a stronger bond as a result.
What Will the Size of Your Group Be?
As a general rule of thumb, you should keep your group to a maximum of five. Knowing the size of your party will help you to plan ahead of the trip effectively. Small groups of less than five are easier to manage both financially and socially.
Large groups tend to be very diverse. This is why you should consider playing with friends you understand well. With a small group, you are likely to narrow it down to friends with similar interests and compatible personalities. If you’re intending on bringing more than five friends on your trip, you should pick ones with almost similar interests and personalities.
Controlling a large group may also be difficult. In addition, larger groups may have financial implications such as costly insurance covers or accommodations. Groups may end up breaking up due to competitiveness, excess drinking and so on. The best way to avoid this is to go with a cohesive group, and try to pick mutual friends only.
Choose the Destination
Most golf courses have a number of hurdles and vary greatly in difficulty. Ask yourself ‘are you in a competition or enjoying a friendly golf game?’
You will probably want to get closer to your friends and not focus on competition per se. Choose a golf course that will be easier for all members. Choose a less difficult course to accommodate people with various skill levels. You never know, some of your friends may not be as advanced as you thought earlier, and things could go sour very quickly if one feels left out.
Also, remember to choose a location that will easily fit your after golf activities. Which takes us to our next point.
Plan After Golf Activities
You probably won’t be on the golf courses at night. You’ll probably want to relax after your day. So, you should get input from your team members and choose activities that will work for everyone. Ask each friend what they would like to do with their evening time.
Try to include everyone’s favorite evening activity in the schedule. Make it fun and enjoyable for everyone.
If you follow all the tips in this article, you should have a stellar time with your friends on the links. Remember to control the size of the group and keep it small and cohesive. Also, choose a course that works for everyone and plan after golf activities that will suit the whole group. Have fun!