Golf Travel Information

We’ve gathered some great tips and tricks for golf travel.

On this page you’ll find guides for booking flights when they’re cheapest, and travelling with golf clubs without the hassle.

At Glencor we pride ourselves on matching you up with the perfect golf holiday. Although we don’t book or sell flights, we believe that flying to and from your golf break needn’t be stressful.

So read on!

The golf holiday checklist


A simple list of everything you need to prepare for your golf holiday. Remove the stress!

Flight release schedule guide


Find cheap flights and make big savings by booking as soon as flights become available. The cheapest budget airline flights.

Flying with golf clubs guide


Don't get caught out by airline fees: find the cheapest airlines and their excess baggage policy information.

Guide to choosing golf insurance


Discover which golf insurance policy is best for you, how to choose, and the differences between policies.

Choosing the right golf transfer


Getting from airport to golf course needn't be a hassle. This guide tells you everything you need to know about getting the right transfer.

Travel with golf clubs or hire them when you get there


Is it better to hire your clubs, take your own, or ship them with a courier? This post explores the pros and cons of each option.

Ireland flight information


An interactive map showing every flight from Ireland to our Irish golf holiday destinations.

Our top golf travel tips

We’ve also included our top tips for a hassle-free experience when flying for a golf holiday:

  • Get a non-stop flight if you can: Any transfer means your clubs have to be taken off of a plane and put on another one. This gives more chance of them getting lost, damaged, or incurring an extra cost (some airlines charge per flight rather than per direction – keep an eye out for the phrasing!)
  • Get to check-in early: Usually golf clubs are considered oversized luggage, so if you get sent to the oversized luggage desk you don’t want it to put you in a rush. Be punctual for peace of mind!
  • Make your bag stand out: This doesn’t need to be anything too jazzy, but make sure it looks a bit distinctive – write your name on it somewhere, hang a keyring off of it, just something to identify it quickly and easily as yours.
  • Get a sturdy case: It’s unlikely to happen, but opening your golf bag when you get to the hotel and finding several clubs snapped in half would be a grim start to your holiday. A hard case comes highly recommended
  • Check your clubs are insured: If the above does happen, you don’t want to be stung on the cost of replacing them!
  • Make sure your clubs don’t rattle around too much: Adding something to pad out the bag a bit reduces the risk of damage, and makes your bag less noisy / conspicuous.