Planning A Great Golf Vacation
If you are thinking about planning a golf vacation to Mexico
you are not alone. Mexico is the world's number two golf destination
for U.S. golfers. And Mexico is planning on taking the number
one spot away from Hawaii as soon as it can. At the rate they
are going it probably won't be too long before they realize
their goal. The country is diverse geographically and there
are gorgeous courses located throughout Mexico.
The best time to visit might be before or after the rainy
season, which is from June through September. Nevertheless,
most of the courses you will encounter are well made and will
drain quite well. And since it usually rains in the afternoon
you can avoid the heavy downpours by booking morning tee times.
Mornings are the best time to golf in Mexico anyway because
of the heat. Additionally, if you travel during the low season
you can save hundreds in lower hotel rates and greens fees.
The next decision will probably be picking where you want
to spend your golf vacation. You will find a wide range of
courses across the length and breadth of the nation, although
you might find it difficult to golf in Mexico City. The courses
there are all private and almost impossible to book playing
time unless you are a member. Still, any other resort area
will have several choices of links and the decision can be
left to whatever other activities or ambiances you would like
to experience. Cancun, Cozumel, or Cabo San Lucas are known
as party towns as well as being home to several championship
style courses as well. Or maybe a laid-back beach front like
Puerto Vallarta or Mazatlan is more to your liking.
Another type of golf vacation to consider is having a specialized
travel company arrange for an escorted tour of outstanding
courses that would include your lodging as well as other side
tours that center on the history and culture of Mexico. These
tours can be designed especially with your desires in mind
and can offer what would seem to be two vacations in one.
You can golf in the morning, dine in the jungle for lunch,
and then take a tour of a tequila factory. This might be just
one day's itinerary!
Be prepared for the fact that many, if not most, golf courses
in Mexico will have caddies instead of golf carts. This makes
most rounds of golf there more enjoyable as the caddies will
have local knowledge of what hazards lay ahead out of sight,
what the wind usually does on certain holes, and all sorts
of other information that will keep you from making a big
score. Just be aware that the caddy will charge a certain
amount and also expect an appropriate tip.
For someone who enjoys golf, travel to far away, exotic lands
with championship style golf courses represents the ultimate
get away. Mexico, with all of its myriad resort areas and
complement of all different types of golf experiences can
provide anyone with a great golf vacation. And, with comparable
prices to a golf trip to Hawaii, traveling to Mexico for your
next golf vacation can prove to be an affordable good time.