Frequently Asked Questions

How do I play a round of golf at a private golf course?

Depending on just how strict the club is, this can vary from knowing someone, to playing a test round for those interested in becoming members, to playing in a championship or special event. Inquire at the club in question to find out.

Can I ship my clubs to play golf while traveling?

There are many services such as Shipsticks which is a box designed to fit your clubs that you then send directly to the course you intend to play at, which makes it easier than lugging them around at the airport.

What do I need to pack when traveling to play golf?

Find out ahead of time what the dress code is for the location you intend to play golf, then pack accordingly. Don’t forget appropriate golf shoes, hats, gloves and clothes of various eights so as to be prepared should the weather change. Find out if you can rent clubs or if you should bring your own.

When is the best time of year to travel to Europe to play golf?

It depends on what area of Europe the traveler intends to visit. It is best to research the particular location you intend to visit a year in advance so as to find the best time to travel. Areas of Spain, Portugal and France offer year round sunshine, while England and Ireland have their fair share of rainy season and less pleasant weather. Some courses close during certain seasons, and some private courses may open their course to non-members in the off season.

Where is the origin of Golf?

Many different nations take credit for the creation of the game of golf, which is popular around the world, but generally golf as we know it today was created by the Scots in the 1400’s. Similar games were played around the world, including in China 400 years before the game was documented in Scotland.

How many Golf Courses are in Europe?

As of 2015, there are 7,016 golf courses in Europe. Over a quarter of them are located in Great Britain.

How many countries are in Europe?

There are 51 countries that make up the continent of Europe. Some are better known as golfing and tourist destinations versus others.

What is the game of golf?

Golf is a game that has been around for centuries during which players swing a club to hit a small hard plastic ball towards the various holes in a course. Typically, golf is played in rounds of nine, 18 or 36 holes, and the goal of the game is to get the ball into the hole in the fewest swings possible. There are different clubs designed to do different things and hit the ball different distances.

It is one of few games in the world where there is not a regulation sized court or field, as each course is custom to the location at which it is designed so as to utilize the existing landscape. It can be played in teams, although many players complete with themselves to see if they can beat their own previous score.