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How Weather affects the game of golf

If you are amongst those few who eat, sleep and play golf while traveling then traveling to the U.K. during the summer months can be a your dream, as the sun in that part of the world does not set until as late as 10 or 11 p.m. and rises again by 4 or 5 a.m. This promises 36 holes a day, with daylight to spare for other activities.

Though it has got its other disadvantages too the summer months can bring unpredictable cold and heat, with rain and wind virtually constant. If what you are looking forward for is a pleasant weather conditions meaning calm, sunny days, to enjoy their round, the U.K. is clearly not a good choice at any time of the year; however, neither, then, are a variety of U.S. destinations you might otherwise be considering.

Weather is an especially important factor if, again, your group consists of die-hard golfers traveling for virtually no other reason. You want to book a place with: a) the right climate for this predictability, and b) at the right time of year, since even destinations with fairly predictable weather have off seasons. The desert locations of the southwestern U.S. have their hot seasons and windy seasons- Florida, its rainy and hurricane seasons. Snow and rain are often seasonal in places, as are extremely hot temperatures. Let the preference be people playing the game but their overall age or health should also be taken into consideration.

What you can also prefer doing is grab one of those good travel guides or weather and travel websites or even travel books or Chambers of Commerce or Tourist Bureau publications can provide you with some important information. While no one can accurately predict the weather all the time, it is very crucial to do some quick homework in this area to avoid unnecessary disappointment later on.

Playing Off Season

Playing off-season can toll up for a heavy money saving game of golf. This could turn out to be an amazing theory if the golfer is ready to face the disadvantages coming his way when he plays off-season. At times this could mean playing in the rain, heat, or the wind, and for them their companion’s age or health should not be a factor for consideration. For example, prices are down sharply in Florida and Palm Springs during the summer months -- for those who can stand the heat (and in the case of Florida, the humidity). Similarly some courses are open throughout the fall, and even into the winter, and these off-peak times offer some very attractive rates, a storm can shut down the course, leaving you with little to do in a golf Mecca off-season. You may also get caught in a cold spell, which can spell disaster for golfers who don’t enjoy playing under those conditions. You may be better off hedging your bets with things to do in case the weather doesn’t cooperate, or the course is shut down for weather-related reasons. This is true of many such tourist destinations, so check to see what will be open if you’re heading some place in off-season.

What is the limit?

Are you aware of the amount of time you have to play and how many courses you have the time and desire to play. For a weekend getaway, you might consider a destination with only one or a few courses a destination that otherwise would prove unsuitable for a weeklong excursion. Look out for a fine, quiet place to relax for adults or families, with terrific beaches, a couple of restaurants, and nice accommodations consisting mainly of rental houses and a couple of bed and breakfasts.

While all these factors sound like many things to juggle, you’ll realize that once you are sure what your golf needs are like and what kind of a vacation you are looking forward to certain destinations will begin to jump out as being the best choices. While plenty of choices are out there, the ideal vacation depends on carefully choosing, based on everyone’s interests and needs, which will help you create a vacation that is memorable for everyone and for all the right reasons.


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