1. Can I travel with my own golf clubs? Will it be a hassle?
Golf is a sport that should be played on courses all over the world. If you are going to travel with your golf clubs, you may be spending a lot of money to secure your clubs. We have some tips to help you reduce the stress on your body, your travel bag, and your budget. A quality soft travel bag or hard travel case will protect your golf clubs during the trip. A quality bag may cost you a few dollars more, but that's nothing compared to the cost of club repair. A soft travel bag will be lighter, and a hard-shell travel case will add more protection. Both types usually have durable wheels, exterior pockets, and waterproof liners. However, you will still need to do some research in order to find the best travel bag for you. In addition to the travel bag, another thing to keep in mind is the club head. If you can, remove the club head from the club and place it in the pocket of the golf bag. Because the intersection of the club head and the shaft is exposed, these parts are most likely to break during transport. Also, the airline may not be very careful during the transport process, so it is best to protect them well. You can find out the check-in policies and fees in advance before checking in at the airport, as baggage policies vary from airline to airline. We also recommend that you book a direct flight so that you can simplify the travel process.
2. How much golf should I plan to play?
When planning a golf vacation, you may think you can play two rounds a day during your trip. This sounds fun, but I believe a total of 10 rounds is a lot for anyone. The best plan is to book a lot of tee time, but not so much that you wear yourself out. You can try to book one tee time per day and play more rounds on the go if you feel up to it. Still, we recommend that in addition to playing golf, you can make the most of your trip by wandering around the surrounding attractions.
3. Where is the best place for me to stay?
In most cases, it is best to stay as close to the golf course as possible to save travel time. If the course has a hotel to stay at, it is best to stay at the course. It is great to walk right out of your hotel room and walk straight to the golf course. And some golf courses have more than one course and excellent amenities, which means you don't have to leave to have a great golf vacation.
4. How can I adjust to playing golf in a new location?
One of the challenges you will find when you begin your first golf trip is learning how to adjust your new golf course. You may have to deal with a different elevation or different weather conditions than you are used to at home. In addition, the grass is different. If possible, you can schedule a day of practice before the first round. This will help to get used to the grass.
5. What are the popular golf courses in China?
The Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula is a 36-hole golf course with five additional practice holes designed by internationally renowned golf master Tom Weiskopf. Tom Weiskopf's design incorporates the unique geography and stunning scenery of the Shenzhou Peninsula, from the rolling coastal dunes to the jagged mountain boulders. The course also features distinctive natural bunkers that blend seamlessly into the surroundings and look as if they have been there for centuries. The clubhouse is located adjacent to a tree-lined hillside, on the 18th hole where the two courses meet and seek to blend in with the natural surroundings. The grand lobby features fully openable screen doors that allow for natural ventilation. The clubhouse features an expansive viewing platform that allows members and guests to enjoy the natural beauty of the golf course even from inside the clubhouse. The clubhouse also features a range of first-class amenities such as a full-service pro store, locker, and changing facilities, a fine dining restaurant, and a members-only lounge with views of the golf course and the South China Sea.
Mission Hills Shenzhen Golf Course is the largest golf course in Asia. The course has a total of 218 holes. Each fairway has five tees: black, gold, blue, white, and red, suitable for professionals, advanced amateurs, amateurs, beginners, and ladies respectively. The seventh hole, which was also selected as one of the "500 Best Holes in the World", is known as the "Devil's Hole". And this 398-yard par 4 is also known as one of the "Best 24 Holes in Asia" which makes many golfers painful and happy.
The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Course is a classic work of the famous designer Neil Haworth, who has crafted it with the beauty of heaven and earth. The fairways are designed according to the topography of the course, combined with the original natural landscape, preserving as much of the high-quality grass around the fairways as possible, making the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Course the most promising course.
Shanghai Sheshan Golf Course is known for its unique terrain design and is the most densely forested golf course. It includes a very deep rock mine cave and the undulating terrain is worthy of open-mouthed admiration. Some holes have elevation changes of over 12 meters, and each hole is separated by trees. So, you may not see the neighboring holes.
Shandong Haiyang Silport Golf Course is the best LINKS course in Asia. The warm sea breeze caresses the body and the feeling of finding the ball in the long grass is like the old Scotland.
Kunming Spring City Lakeside Golf Course is known as "Asia's Golf Paradise" and has been selected as the "No. 1 Golf Course in China" by the world's most authoritative magazine "American Golf Digest", and is one of the top ten best courses in mainland China and Hong Kong. The 18th hole here, selected as one of the 500 best holes in the world, is a 465-yard long par 4 with a natural ravine 10 yards in front of the green and a deep bunker on the right.
6. Can you arrange a luxury golf tour?
Whether you're entertaining family, going out with friends, or just indulging yourself for once, you're sure to find the perfect luxury golf holiday at China Tour Star. We can arrange your vacation at some of the best resorts and golf courses in China. In addition to being able to play golf, there are other things you can do to make sure your holiday remains memorable. The outstanding resorts we arrange can provide you with luxurious spas, private pools, beautiful rooms, and butler service. You will experience the best service when you book with us. Our luxury golf itineraries can offer you a choice of accommodation and you can also enjoy top-quality on-site restaurants and local cuisine. You can choose to spend a perfect golf luxury holiday in Sanya with year-round sunshine and beautiful beaches. Or choose to stay in Kunming to experience the perfect golfing climate and lush green courses.
7. What do I need to pack for a golf tour?
Golf tours are great, but packing for the perfect tour can be a hassle. We hope our golf tour packing checklist will help you. You should prepare: golf clubs, balls and tees, range finders and GPS device, markers or coins, golf gloves, ball retriever, golf towel, golf shoes, extra socks, clothes for the evening, clothes for the course (check the course dress codes), light layers, weather-specific gear (hat, gloves, and raincoat or sunscreen, sunglasses, and cap), water bottle. It is important to note that you must choose a proper golf bag. A reliable and good-quality golf bag is crucial. It is important for your clubs to be properly protected. Golf bags vary in price depending on the brand, type, and material, but if you plan to travel a lot, it is advisable to put a little more thought into the bag. Lighter bags are easier to pack and transport but don't offer as much protection. Hard cases are best for long flights or frequent use and can provide more protection. However, they can be very heavy and cost more to ship. No matter what bag you choose, you should take less luggage. You can use all the available space and some clever packing techniques to fit everything into your golf bag and carry-on luggage, such as packing extra space in your travel bag for clothes, golf towels, and socks, or buying a travel bag with extra space for clothes. When picking out your clothes, be sure to check the weather forecast and pack according to it. If possible, choose professional warm clothing, as these are usually warm but still light.