Golfing in the Caribbean: What You Need to Know

By dj-admin •  Updated: 07/14/23 •  5 min read

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Are you planning to golf in the Caribbean? Here are some things you need to know before you head out on your trip. The first is that there is a lot of great golfing in the Caribbean and it’s not all expensive! You can find packages with hotel accommodations, flights, transfers, rounds of golf for as little as $1,000 per person for three days! Second, what type of gear do you need? If you’re going to be playing a lot of golf, then bring everything from your clubs down to your shoes. If not, then pack light as we recommend in our post about packing for the Caribbean because living here makes it easy enough without having heavy bags around!

The first step to find the right resort

Find a resort that offers golf because not all resorts do. The Caribbean is home to some of the best golfing in the world, so with hundreds of courses across the region, it’s well worth doing your homework upfront and deciding on the course that you would like to spend your time playing on while in paradise! You will also want to scope out the course online and figure out what clubs to take along with you. 

Decide what type of vacation experience you want

Are you strictly going to go golfing in the Caribbean? Do you plan to spend any time on the beach as well? Knowing what type of trip you are taking will help you decide on the best resort possible to accommodate your needs while there.

Decide if you would like to stay in the hotel with golfing and other amenities or on one of their sister properties. It’s also possible that they have an all-inclusive resort where everything is included in the package.

Booking your trip

So many different packages and specials are going on throughout the year in the Caribbean. However, if you do your proper research, you can probably plan to travel during one of their special rate seasons that will allow you to go for even cheaper.

Plan your flights accordingly

If you plan to fly with your golf clubs, don’t forget to call the airline to make sure they can accommodate your golf clubs.

Are you looking for a place with an 18-hole course?

If you are more of a golfer and want to play on some fantastic courses, look into resorts with something like this. But, of course, it’s also good to have other amenities such as tennis courts, pools, or even restaurants.

What else do you need?

You want to be sure that you have everything and anything golf-related when traveling abroad with your clubs because it is not always easy to find them in the country of destination. You might want to check out local shops before leaving for the journey ahead as they may carry some golf clubs.

Carrying golf clubs for travel

Carrying golf clubs for travel

If you have a set of golf clubs and are looking to take them with you on the plane, they should be sent separately in their case or box so as not to get damaged due to other items being transported by air. It’s also required when traveling internationally. Otherwise, they will get checked (and possibly lost) at the airport.

A golf club carrier is one of those items that make traveling with clubs a little easier and less stressful. It’s essentially just a sturdy bag or case made to carry your equipment, but it has wheels on so you don’t have to lug everything through an airport.

The golf club carrier is an excellent idea for anyone carrying golf clubs on the plane. However, it’s recommended to have it checked at one point in your journey as they may take some golf clubs, and you want them to stay intact so that all of the equipment is together and ready for use when you arrive.

If you plan on taking your golf clubs with you in the cabin, then a golf club carrier is an absolute must-have.

It’s important to remember that even if your destination supports U.S. measurements for golf courses and driving distances, it doesn’t necessarily mean they will have equipment available there for purchase or rent at those respective sizes as well – so pack accordingly.

– Be aware of customs regulations in each country as well; some may require special permits before entering with your golf clubs on the plane.

– If you are going to a destination that doesn’t support U.S measurements, don’t forget the conversion rates (yards = meters) as well when trying to decide on what equipment is appropriate.

Don’t forget sunscreen and proper clothing

The Caribbean sun can be brutal at certain times of the year. It is highly recommended to have sunscreen on at all times. It is also important to remember to reapply throughout the day to avoid an uncomfortable sunburn. It is best to wear clothing that covers arms and legs or have a shirt with the sleeves rolled up.

Fend off bugs

Be prepared for mosquitoes in some Caribbean regions, but also know how to fend them off before they get too close – carrying bug spray can be helpful and dressing lightly so mosquitoes don’t bite.

Don’t forget golfing attire

It is crucial to have appropriate clothes for the course, such as a good golf shirt and shorts or pants that are comfortable but can also withstand some stains from grass clippings or sand getting on them. For footwear, it is best to wear closed-toe shoes with some traction, preferably golf shoes.

Rent a golf cart

Golfing in the Caribbean - Renting a golf cart

It is also helpful to bring a golf cart, if possible; they are much more convenient than walking over the course to get from hole one to hole two.

Enjoy your golfing experience in paradise!