We have gathered together some very useful travel information to make sure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible and ticks all the boxes so that you don't forget something that might be required.
Please take your time to read the information thoroughly, if you haven't travelled to your country of choice for your holiday before there might just be something you don't know but is essential travel legislation and could stop any nasty surprises!
We wish you a safe trip and look forward to hearing all about it!
Passpost & Visa Information
Crossing the Channel
Travelling in the UK
Information for Golfers
Below are links to the passport and visa requirements for our golf holiday destinations. If travelling to a destination not listed below then please check your requirements with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk
British Citizens must have a full British Passport in order to travel to all destinations where we operate our golf holidays.
British nationals travelling from the UK don't need a passport to visit Ireland. However, Irish immigration officers will check the ID of all passengers arriving by air from the UK and may ask for proof of nationality, particularly if you were born outside the UK. You are therefore advised to take your British passport with you.
The UK Government advise that it takes about 3 weeks to obtain a passport but it can take longer if more information is needed or your application has not been filled out correctly. If renewing your passport, the time left on your existing one can be added to your new one, up to a maximum of 9 months.
We recommend that you apply for a new passport at least 6 weeks before your holiday.
Follow the suitcase link for current hand luggage restrictions at UK airports >>
Follow the links below for Entry Requirements to our most popular Golf Holiday Destinations
If you are planning to drive abroad from the UK it's important to familiarise yourself with local rules for drivers before you go. France for example has introduced several significant changes recently where you are now required to carry extra safety equipment in your vehicle, such as high visibility jackets and a breathalyser.
For driving rules in European countries and equipment you need to take with you check with a motoring organisation like the AA or the RAC.
Notes for Eurotunnel travellers: No LPG Tanks permitted. Car must not exceed 1.85m High, no trailers, no caravans, no roof-boxes and no bike racks. If your vehicle exceeds 1.85m and / or you require trailers etc, please contact your Sales Agent immediately.
Eurotunnel & Ferry Crossings
Essential items needed to check-in:
• Confirmation with booking reference number
• Valid passport for each passenger
• A Driving license for each Vehicle Driver
• Proof of Car insurance
• Car registration documents
We advise that you check in 1 hour before departure time
If you are driving to your golf break destination in the UK then it is a good idea to check the traffic status along your intended route to make sure you arrive well before that first tee time.
You can check for live traffic news on the day of your journey at either the RAC or the AA route planners.
RAC Traffic News | AA Traffic News
Travelling to your golf break destination by train then make sure you check your departure and arrival times for your journey using National Rail.
National Rail Train Schedules
Many golf courses require proper golf attire such as collared shirts, shorts of a certain length, no denim etc. We cannot accept any responsibility in any ruling by the hotel/golf course if you or any of your group is unable to play due to inappropriate attire. Please check before you travel that your group is aware of appropriate golfing attire.
Golf shirts must have collars, with either long or short sleeves. Collarless shirts, such as t-shirts of any variety, or shirts with large advertisements should not be worn.
Tailored shorts are permitted with white or coloured knee-length or short socks are permitted.
Must be tailored and appropriate for golf. No types of denim, military-style or camouflage-style trousers, combat trousers (multiple pockets), cut-offs or tracksuits are allowed.
Shoes designed for the purpose of playing golf should be worn. Training shoes or sandals should not be worn.
Collarless shirts/tops must have sleeves and sleeveless shirts/tops must have collars and must have a modest neckline. Trousers, tailored Bermuda shorts, golf skirts/culottes are permitted.
Caps should be worn as intended by design.
Knowledge of golf etiquette and the rules of golf are expected by all members of your group. Some golf courses will require handicap certificates before accepting visitors, if you are not sure if you need a handicap certificate for the courses you are playing please ask your Sales Agent.
The condition of golf courses varies throughout the year. General golf course maintenance on tee boxes, fairways and greens are an essential feature of golf course preparation. We cannot be held responsible for the impact of such work. Bad weather is unavoidable during the course of the year and as a result golf courses may either close or the golf course will operate temporary tees and greens at their sole discretion. Golf played on temporary greens and tees is non-refundable and is considered to be an accepted part of playing golf during periods of bad weather.
Details of each golf courses 'Bad Weather Policy' is available from our Sales Team please call 0800 043 6644.