Golf Tour FAQs
Trip Booking Process
How far in advance should I book
a trip to ensure best availability?
Our best advice is to decide on your preferred trip and confirm
the dates as soon as possible, for everything is a component
of availability. If you are traveling during high season, the
golf courses can have significant demand and sooner we are able
to submit your groups request for tee times and similarly to
the hotels, the likelihood of securing your exact, preferred
schedule is enhanced.
What is the optimum size of a group?
Every group has different dynamics but we believe that groups
of 8 travelers are more preferred, for two reasons; (1) a group
of 8 people remains small enough that everyone can interact
with each other easily and (2) in terms of access to golf tee
times and hotel arrangements we have found this size of group
to be the easiest to accommodate. Of course, we are delighted
to assist with groups of 2 to 150 travelers.
What is the best time to travel?
It varies by destination. High season (for golf) is as follows;
May – October.
During the summer season you will enjoy the best possible
chance of good weather. However Britain does experience changeable,
unpredictable weather year round and it is therefore best
May – October
July & August are particularly good around Paris. May,
June & September are likewise excellent in the south of
Spain & Portugal
April – June & September – November
The summer months in the south of Spain and Portugal can be
very hot and the condition of the courses deteriorates.
Can you book tee times only?
No. We require three components; golf, hotel accommodations
and land transportation as part of your package.
What are handicap requirements?
Some golf clubs have handicap requirements for visitors. Where
these exist PerryGolf recognizes them in our stated information
on the golf course, in your day by day schedule. We suggest
you travel with your handicap card in your possession.
What is the minimum length of a PerryGolf
Five nights at the destination.
Are golf carts available?
They are available at certain golf courses and we provide this
information in your day by day schedule.
How do I reserve a caddie and what
is the cost?
As part of the booking process, you select whether you wish
a caddy and that requests is entered into our system and we
shall follow through on your behalf. Caddies shall generally
be approximately 40 pounds sterling or 50 euros in Scotland
What kind of transportation is available
for my group?
We offer trips either with a Concierge Driver or on a self
drive basis in rental cars and mini vans
Are there any age restrictions for
driving a rental vehicle on a PerryGolf trip?
Some destinations have maximum age restrictions. Please check
with your golf travel specialist
We have others interested in joining
us on our vacation; can they be added after we book?
Yes, subject of course to availability at the golf courses
Can I book a trip with PerryGolf
through a travel agent?
Trip Booking Process
What are the trip booking requirements?
For PerryGolf to book your trip, we require the golf arrangements,
hotel accommodations and land transportation. This ensures that
we are fully and completely responsible for your vacation.
I want to book. What do you now need
from all tour participants to put into place?
We require a complete reservations form for each traveller
I do not know all the participants
names at this time. Can we still book and the names be provided
at a later stage?
Yes, but we still require a deposit for each traveller, regardless
of whether we have their name. Be aware some golf clubs require
the names of all players at time of booking
Is the cost of the trip fixed?
Once deposited, the cost of the vacation is fixed in US Dollars.
When will all arrangements be confirmed?
All arrangements shall be confirmed as soon as the last golf
club confirms your exact tee time back to PerryGolf. Depending
on the destination and time period, this will generally be 7
– 10 months prior to departure. Of course, at any time,
we will be delighted to provide you with the tee times currently
confirmed. If you are booking your trip at a time when all of
the facilities are confirming reservations immediately for the
upcoming season, we ordinarily confirm your arrangements back
to you the next business day after receipt of your reservations
Can I make my own air travel arrangements?
Yes. PerryGolf has it’s own in house airline department
which can assist utilizing our contract fares with British Airways,
amongst others. Our fares in Business Class are generally very
What forms of payment do you accept?
Checks, MasterCard, VISA & American Express
What if I have to cancel my trip?
Our cancellations policies are clearly defined on our reservations
form and we would encourage you to read them in advance of booking
your trip. We do permit name changes as described in the terms
& conditions of the reservations form.
Do I need travel insurance?
We strongly suggest and offer an attractive travel protection
program. This information is described on the reservations forms.
What insurance coverage do you offer?
Details can be viewed at /pages/protection.shtml
Can we make any amendments to our
schedule once the booking is confirmed?
Yes. There is a nominal administrative fee but changes can
When will I receive final travel
We ordinarily distribute final travel information 21 days in
advance of departure. This includes all hotel contact details
for your trip along with other pertinent information.
What travel documents do I need?
A valid passport and drivers license (if driving car).
What is best way to transport my clubs?
While some golfers like to utilize hard side golf bag carriers,
we have found them to be very awkward once you arrive at the
destination. Without doubt they provide excellent protection
from the airlines, but they do not store well in your hotel,
coach or rental car as they are quite bulky. We would suggest
a travel bag like Club Glove or similar which provides significant
protection but also collapses for storage.
Can I ship my golf clubs ahead of
me to my destination?
Yes. We would recommend Sports Express (www.sportsexpress.com)
One piece of advice if you decide to ship ahead…only pack
your basic golf equipment. Customs officials do not like to
see sweaters and other clothing in these bags…not even
your laundry on the way home!
What cash should I take to the destination?
Most items can be paid via a credit card at the destination,
e.g. restaurants, hotel extra accounts, etc. You will require
cash for caddies and we suggest using your ATM card to secure
local currency, once you arrive at your destination.
Meet & Greet – how does
Upon arrival at your final destination (not connecting airport)
a PerryGolf representative shall be in the arrivals hall with
a PerryGolf sign with your group leaders name on it. Our personnel
shall be wearing a PerryGolf sweater or shirt and shall remain
with you throughout the arrival process, until you are either
safely into your coach or your rental car with directions.
What kind of weather should I expect?
It varies by destination. Our final travel packet details temperatures
What clothing should I pack?
It varies by destinations. Our final travel packet details
suggested clothes to pack.
Will I need a coat and tie?
A few golf clubs and hotels require this for complete access
to their facilities. If you are in doubt, please ask your golf
travel specialist who can assist, relative to your trip.
What can I expect from my Concierge
Driver and what level of gratuity is expected.
On tours with our Concierge Driver you should expect him to
“manage” your experience. He will remain with you
throughout, from your arrival at the airport until departure.
His duties are far more than driving you, but rather he will
pro-actively anticipate your needs, assist with dinner reservations,
check in and out of hotels and golf courses and generally be
a trusted travel manager. In your final travel package we provide
guidelines for gratuities.
If my departure is delayed who should
Call PerryGolf immediately you know of a delay in your arrival
so that we may re-schedule your golf and alert other travellers
in your group.
Will I be provided with vouchers
to present to the hotels or golf courses?
Since 1984 PerryGolf has never operated on a voucher system
as we reconfirm in writing all of your confirmed arrangements.
With our in house technology, every client receives the same
confirmation of services that each of the hotels and golf courses
also receives. We have never experienced an issue in this regard
as we believe it provides for a less stressful arrangement for
Can you assist with dinner suggestions?
PerryGolf includes dinner suggestions with the information
you receive upon arrival at your destination. If you would like
to make dinner reservations in advance of departure we can gladly
share this information with you before departure. Please advise
your golf travel specialist.
Can you assist with sightseeing suggestions?
PerryGolf provides sightseeing suggestions for self drive travelers
at your destination. Your Concierge Driver can provide sightseeing
options on escorted tours.
Can we book additional golf while
at our destination?
What local assistance do you provide
on self drive tours?
We provide a 24 hour emergency number which will provide assistance
throughout your stay.
What local assistance do you provide
with Concierge Driver
Your Concierge Driver will be your primary point of contact
for all of your needs throughout your stay. He will provide
you with his cell number on your first day at your destination.
However, if you wish additional assistance, you are always welcome
to utilize our 24 hour emergency service.
What golf course information do you provide?
PerryGolf provides golf course information to you upon arrival,
including driving directions (for self drive) and relevant contact
Will my driver’s license
A valid driver’s license will be accepted by our rental
Will my automobile and medical
insurance be valid?
Please ask your local insurance agent. PerryGolf includes insurance
with each self drive program, the exact inclusions vary by destination
and we strongly encourage you to be familiar with the terms
of the coverage.
What is the electricity
We suggest you travel with an adaptor which is designed for
What about cell service?
Every PerryGolf destination provides cell service via GSM.
In order to use a cell phone it needs to have GSM capability.
Alternatively you may consider renting a phone from World Cell
Should I take my laptop
to check my email or will the hotels have internet access?
This varies by hotel and we provide this information prior
If you have any questions that are not answered above, please
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