The key to smart packing for any golf trip lies in researching your destination and not leaving it to the last minute. Take your time to understand the local weather conditions where you are heading, plus what you may or may not need at the courses you are playing. Ensure you fully research what luggage restrictions you may have if you are traveling by air.
- Your golf bag – If you have one swap out your standard bag for a light stand bag
- Clubs – Check you have all 14. Nothing worse than leaving one behind
- Balls – Check whether you can buy well priced extras on course.
- Gloves – Don’t forget your wet weather gloves
- Range finders or GPS
- Umbrella – Maybe an item to leave behind if you are playing in carts
- Divot tools and markers
- Towels and water bottles – Only if not supplied
- Golf Shirts – Enough for one a day or one a round if you tend to sweat a bit. If you plan to buy merchandise you can save on what you need to take
- Shorts or pants
- Shoes – 2 pairs if you are planning on playing a lot. Take a walking friendly pair also.
- Rain gear
- Layers – That ideally are suitable for use post round
- Underwear – Very easy to forget!
- Suitable clothing to wear after your round considering where you plan to venture. Plan carefully about how much you actually need. This is where you will burn the majority of your wasted travel weight. Light and versatile is key!
- Workout clothing if you plan to be active
- Comfortable shoes or flip flops will be essential
- Allergy medicine
- Muscle relief medicine
- Plasters/blister solutions
- Lip balm
- Insect Repellent
- Other Toiletries – Plan to take travel sizes where possible and needed
- Electronics Chargers
Other items to consider
- Passport or drivers license
- Hard copies of your booking details for travel and golf
- A set of playing cards
- A bottle opener