Let’s be real about this. Taking a golf trip with your significant other is probably something that only a small percentage of us even have the luxury of being able to consider. That’s because as much as golf is the greatest sport and game in the world, unfortunately, not everyone is a dedicated player. But if you do have a significant other who wouldn’t mind playing a few rounds with you while indulging in other fun activities that a holiday trip can offer, you definitely want to make sure it all goes smoothly.
Here are some tips:
Make Sure It’s Mutual
Instead of springing such a trip as a surprise, you may want to really think about being clear and open about taking a golf trip as your holiday getaway. Avid golfer or not, your significant other may not necessarily want to spend a few precious days away playing golf. Whether you directly pitch it to him or her, just make sure that it’s not only you who wants to take this trip.
Although you can conceivably get away with a weekend where you play some golf and your significant other takes advantage of other activities at whatever resort you stay at, isn’t the whole point of a romantic getaway to spend time together? Plus, if you put it out in the open and it is a mutual desire, it might be fun and practical to plan the trip together.
Nail Down All the Logistics
This means take the time to look at all of your options and execute a plan. While the golf part of the trip definitely deserves careful consideration, make sure there are other amenities that you can both enjoy like a couples spa session or a fun nightlife scene in the surrounding area. Like any other vacation or getaway, you also want to make sure whatever you reserve will be delivered as promised so try not to cut any corners in planning carefully.
Doing your due diligence can only make the holiday golf getaway that much better. Check reviews or anything else you can find online to get a solid idea of what to expect. This is especially since playing a round of golf anywhere does require some precision and timing.
Plan a Romantic Surprise
Now this is where you can exercise the element of surprise for sure. Whether it’s a romantic dinner at a top-notch restaurant, an amazing spa session, or whatever else your imagination can conjure up, leaving one major activity as a surprise will definitely make the trip memorable. Again, golf is definitely part of the deal, but the greater point of the trip is to enjoy a romantic weekend together.
Popping the question could be on the table too right?
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Speaking from experience, you really can’t let something that shouldn’t ruin your trip, actually ruin your trip. For example, don’t get so upset that your favorite team is getting crushed in a playoff game, that you completely annihilate the mood of the trip. If you’re sitting there thinking only a fool would do such a thing, you are absolutely right.
God forbid, it should be something seriously life-altering, but if it’s just a small bit of unfavorable news that might happen to come your way and you can wait to deal with it, just let it be. Don’t let the smaller, insignificant things ruin the mood. Just shake it off and keep enjoying your weekend with your love.