Overseas Golf Travel

Sunday, November 27th, 2011 10:16 AM

Overseas Golf Travel

Just back from a very enjoyable two week golf trip in Murcia, Spain.

The first week we played at Altorreal Golf and the second week was at Hacienda del Alamo Golf both nice courses but I much preferred Hacienda the best.

Altorreal Golf was a narrow course with villas encroaching many holes, this somehow spoiled the feel of the course and on occasion it seemed like we were playing golf up a high street with accommodation on either side!

The first week’s weather was good and we were in shirts sleeves every day. What made the trip for me was that the first week my son James was caddying for me we were quite a formidable force and we had a great time.

On to the second week on my own and to the Dave Thomas designed Hacienda del Alamo Golf Course, incorporating eight lakes and many strategically placed bunkers, with huge waste areas always providing a challenge to all golfers.

The second week brought a strong wind and heavy overnight rains which made the course play very long.

The golf was both enjoyable and challenging, great practice in a sunny climate and I look forward to revisiting again next year.

One point worth noting is that one golfer on the flight out had his driver damaged during transit. He did not use a flight travel cover and with no protection, his longest club in the bag, a driver got badly dented on the bottom of the club – always use a flight travel cover when taking your golf clubs overseas.

My travel cover of choice is the Tech Deluxe Travel Cover which provides ample room and fantastic external and internal padded protection to my golf clubs.  Put your trust in a quality travel cover and maybe even have it embroidered with your own company logo for easy identification on the carousel!

Tech Deluxe Travel Cover

Mark Tomlinson

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