You may be a fine gentleman who has recently retired, your kids married off and living separately, and doesn’t want to be stuck at home during weekends. What options are available to you? You can always start up a paint-it-up project and reinvent your home; you can instead always restart that miniature-battle-model that you put on hold for lack of time; you can hit the beach and prop open your favorite political thriller or autobiography; or, you can simply take golfing. The latter is the ideal weekend getaway if you want a day to yourself. No more nagging neighbors inviting you to tea persistently, no more nagging spouses making you feel guilty for failing to install a new sprinkler system for the lawn, and no more never-ending hassle when babysitting the grandchildren is concerned. You can have a good time of your own; you can be at peace with yourself: it’s your own retreat away from home.
‘Where’ is the true question?
Golf accommodation packages are not very hard to come by. However in terms of your exact requirements, the available places could be exclusive indeed. What you need to first do is to think about your requirements: is it just a casual round every weekend? Are you meeting up with a bunch of close friends to play, and would you want to grab a few beers in the afternoon? Therefore a little pub would be a nice side attraction. Better yet, imagine if the place in question comes equipped with a sauna. You can have good ‘steaming’ done following a good day of gaming.
Will I get my money’s worth?
Golf getaways may be aplenty. But the worth of a place depends on how well your money is spent. If the place in question allows you a few rounds of gaming, a nice cart ride around the pitch, and a small snack bar across the road, for a fortune per week or a month, then that particular place is not worthy of your customer-loyalty. Such places are mere commercial ventures that exist to milk the unwary dry, or offer substandard services. You need to think carefully in that sense and plan your activities. Then proceed to match prospective places against those preferred activities. In the age of retirement, the last thing you need is your money and time for recreation being robbed from by some substandard sports business venture. It is truly necessary therefore to do a bit of homework by yourself and get to know the place that you have your eyes on. It’s always prudent to be cautious.
A testament to a good service
Your own contentedness is the best indicator of services well rendered. This will in turn reassure the management of the establishment with regard to their quality of service.