First Buddies Golf Trip


#1

Hello All, My buddies and I are planning on going on a golf trip next february during my school vacation (i’m a teacher). In trying to start planning I was wondering a couple of things. We are thinking of going to San Diego. We have a buddy who lives in Sacramento already.

  1. what comes first finding the package or the amount of people who can go first?
  2. Is it easier to stay at a airbnb and play the courses that way or find a golf package and stay at their resort.
  3. Any recommendations for San Diego. For sure want to play Torrey!
  4. Has anyone used a certain website to book hotel/golf for the trip?

#2

Getting people/the right # of people to commit is the hardest part. Assume 1 or 2 will bail and it will take a long time to get everyone to formally commit, pay, book travel, etc.

Try to shoot for numbers that will maximize the most fun, usually 4-8 so you dont ever get paired with other people and can have fun with your group.

Id say those are higher priority and harder to accomplish than finding a package, course, etc.


#3

we have 5 solid commits right now. Definitely want to add 1 more for two 3somes


#4

You should definitely start pricing things out soon too and making sure everyone is aware, that tends to spook people.


#5

I’ve been going to Myrtle Beach for about 15 years with anywhere from 3-11 college buddies. I agree with the comments above on setting expectations of cost. We play a rotation of the top 8-10 courses, but one thing that you might want to consider is specifics of accommodations. For years, we did 2 bed, 2 bath condos. Several years ago, we decided to rent a large house where everyone was under the same roof. Best decision ever. Buddies Trips are often about “the hang” after golf, and having the entire group together is a big part of that.