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To hire or not to hire – that is the question.

To hire or not to hire – that is the question.

Self-drive golf holidays can make it all too easy for us. We throw every piece of golf paraphernalia in the boot of the car, from rain gear to the odd gizmo we have never used. On our return we always promise we will be more sensible in our packing next time but it just never happens.
Fly-drive golf holidays are a different case (pardon the pun) all together. Most airlines now charge to carry golf bags on top of your standard luggage allowance, unless you are lucky enough to be turning left when you board a plane.
Hunting around, the average airline cost to carry golf bags short haul is around £70 return. Is it worth it?
Playing on a golf holiday with your own clubs should mean you play better, but you could use this as an opportunity to try some different clubs you’ve been eyeing for a while, or just choose the same set as at home.
Across the popular Golf Planet holiday destinations in Spain and the Algarve in Portugal several companies have now set up offering golf sets for hire. Depending on how much you are willing to pay, you can choose from the latest clubs on the market and either pick them up at the airport or have them delivered to your golf resort. Of course the sets of clubs are always clean and ready for action on the first tee.
We would recommend you take out the low cost insurance when you hire clubs on your golf holiday as even losing a golf head cover can be costly.
Some resorts, including Costa Navarino in Greece, are running special offers this year for Golf Planet Holidays clients including club hire in your European golf holiday cost.
If you do decide to take your own clubs, one helpful hint gathered from personal experience is to stick a tall broom handle in your golf bag. If it’s longer than your largest club it would be the broom handle that would be damaged, not your driver.

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