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Theo our golf travel specialist was…

Theo our golf travel specialist was informed and courteous at all times, he was able to find us exactly what we wanted and within budget. I'm already booked onto another trip with this company, probably says it all!

Date of experience : March 29, 2024

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Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, Simon. Delivering excellent service is at the heart of what we do and we appreciate your loyalty! Kind regards Jessica

Florida Bucket List Golf Trip

We were planning a trip for our 40th Birthday and knew we wanted golf and kinda knew that we wanted to head to the US, as we had never done that before. We first went online and tried to plan the trip ourselves, which wasn't too difficult, however obtaining the best pricing and liaising with the courses/hotels was very slow. A friend recommended speaking to YourGolfTravel, and ended up speaking with Tom. Within a day or so, he had provided a quote for a few courses in Florida. After discussing with the lads, we adjusted the courses and days slightly, Tom came back really quickly with updated pricing, including everything (taxes, carts, forecaddies) and it was very competitive in comparison to the individual quotes we received. The trip itself was seemless, hotels and courses knew who we were and everything that was included - couldn't have asked for better. We played Bay Hill, Sawgrass, Dye's Valley and Streamsong Blue - the golf was just on another level. Would highly recommend YGT and Tom who was incredibly responsive and helpful the entire time.

Date of experience : April 03, 2024

Exactly what we aim for! Thank you for sharing your positive experience, Kian. We will make sure to pass your comments on to Tom as well. Best Regards Jessica

Everything.It all went smoothly.golf…

Everything.It all went smoothly.golf courses excellent. Great experience.

Date of experience : April 08, 2024

Great service

So far my dealings with Ross at YGT has been great. He came up with a quote straight away and when I had to go back with people dropping out and then coming back in he was very patient and efficient in getting further quotes until we ended up settling on the first quote after all of it anyway. Looking forward to the trip in June and would recommend YGT for anyone wanting to take the stress out organising trips.

Date of experience : April 04, 2024

Exactly how it should be. We're pleased you felt looked after by our team and hope you have a great time, not too long to wait now! Kind Regards Jessica

Dubai Golf Trip

Booked a golf trip but the wrong dates and flights were booked which caused some issues. It took a few days to resolve and was initially told it would be at our expense despite it not being our fault. After some time the trip was amended to what it should have been at no additional cost which was appreciated but I think this should have been done immediately. The trip was excellent from that point as usual. Flights, transfers, hotel and golf were worthy of 5 stars. I have used yourgolftravel several times and never had an issue so hoping this was a one off. It certainly took the shine of the trip, hence the 3 stars but as I say, I hope this was a one off. All previous have been 5 star.

Date of experience : March 07, 2024

Hi Jonathan, Many thanks for sharing your review. I am sorry that on this occasion we have not lived up to your expectations and can only imagine the disappointment you have. I am glad to hear the booking was amended and the trip was excellent. If you would like the Customer Experience Team to look into anything in more detail for you please contact us at - [email protected], please remember to include our booking reference.

Avoid at all costs

Booked a golf trip with YGT for march 2024 to fly to spain. Problems started when we found some recent reviews online concerning our hotel and the status of the course. essentially most of the facilities that had been advertised to us by YGT (i.e swimming pool, spa etc) were all closed, the course was not in good condition We called YGT and asked them about this, they were dismissive and unhelpful, a manager told me 'you are going to play golf why does it matter if the facilities at the hotel are closed?' After some back and fourth they made it clear there was nothing we could do, citing small print in their terms and conditions. they did advise they could potentially change our hotel however we would have to do all the research on the locoation and would have to pay for any additional costs, they would not help at all or accept any liability for it. i asked them to put that over email, they only emailed me once we had landed in spain and were about to check into the hotel. All the tee time information they had given us was wrong, again we had to find this out ourselves by speaking to the clubhouse if we had not we would have missed our first tee time. The course was not in great condition, with patched grass everywhere and sand on the putting greens certainly not what you would expect when you paid the kind of money we did We called YGT whilst we were away to advise of the tee times being wrong etc, we were told we would get a callback, they never called us back, pretty much sums up the experience. Really disappointing would not recommend or use again

Date of experience : March 25, 2024

Hi Josh, Many thanks for sharing your review. I am sorry that on this occasion we have not lived up to your expectations and can only imagine the disappointment you have. If you would like the Customer Experience Team to look into this in more detail for you please contact us at - [email protected], please remember to include our booking reference. Kind Regards Jessica

Fantastic trip to Vale do Lobo

Fantastic trip to Vale do Lobo in March. Great competition organised by Barry Ross and cool to see many familiar faces again. Our third year in this event and we visited a few more local restaurants this time round. Super value for money. Thanks Barry!!!

Date of experience : March 17, 2024

Exactly what we aim for! Thank you for sharing your positive experience, Steve. We will make sure to pass your comments on to Barry as well. Kind Regards, Jessica

Vilamoura - Mach 2024

I have been engaging with Nick Bishop at YGT now for at least 10 years and have always had an excellent experience. Everything is organized exactly how we need it and never any real drama with the hotels, golf and transfers. We have stayed at the Vila Gale Marina hotel on each trip and we can never fault it, rooms are clean, breakfast is good and location is perfect for the Marina. This year we played Quinta North, South and Laranjal and they were all in excellent condition and the service levels at the course is great. Looking forward to next year already

Date of experience : March 20, 2024

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. Delivering excellent service is at the heart of what we do and we appreciate your loyalty! Kind regards Jessica

Travelled to Portugal with YGT

Travelled to Portugal with Your Golf Travel for a 5 day golfing break at Vale do Lobo in March. This is the second year we've done this trip and this year was even better than last year. Thanks YGT for organising a great trip on some of the Algarve's best courses. A thoroughly enjoyable experience, looking forward to doing it all again next year.

Date of experience : March 16, 2024

Exactly what we aim for! Thank you for sharing your positive experience, Tony. Best regards Jessica

Lopesan Costa Meloneras

All aspects of the golf trip were well organised by Bradley. The Lopesan Costa Meloneras Hotel is in a great location, the resort is clean, the food is good and the staff are friendly and helpful. The golf courses are well maintained, interesting with some amazing scenery.

Date of experience : March 19, 2024

Exactly how it should be! Thank you for sharing, Julie. Kind regards, Jessica

Poor Service

Booked a trip for Feb 2024 to La Cala in Spain. Great resort however the clubs we booked via YGT weren't actually booked so we were left trying to sort while in Spain. Clubs were finally organised after many hours of phone calls and waiting, however these were not the clubs we booked and paid extra for. Been offered an insulting credit of £25 to rebook with YGT, which doesn't even cover the cost of the clubs we paid for.

Date of experience : February 04, 2024

Thank you for your review Phil. We believe the team has been in contact with you to discuss your booking. If you still require assistance please contact the team at [email protected] Regards, Jessica

Portugal golf trip March 2024

Excellent options from YGT for golfing holidays in Portugal, also great communication throughout booking process. The accommodation (Villa Galle - Lagos) was superb, excellent location and the buffet service restaurant was very good for breakfast/evening meal. Hotel located near wooden boardwalk that takes you along the coastline. Lots of beach bars for snacks/drinks. Lagos marina was nice (15min walk from hotel), local bars open until late for those that are looking for some nightlife, plenty of local bars have football/live sport etc. Golf courses - Palmeries was a nice mix of parkland and links for the holes near the sea. Boavista was our groups favourite, amazing setting inland and creative layout of holes, the hi-tech buggies were great for GPS of holes/distances, lots of snack/drink carts on the way round, reasonably priced beer. Espice was a short but tough course, tee boxes and greens were not to the same high standard as the other courses. We had buggies for each round which was a good thing as the walk between certain tee boxes on each of the courses were some distance apart. Transfers were good, only one morning were we had to chase as the taxi was late. But figured it out and the transfers to/from airport were smooth. For our first ever golfing holiday away it was a great experience enjoyed by all party members, memories made on and off the course. Thanks for YGT and the package they put together for us. Special thanks to Bradley who from the outset carefully discussed and created a holiday that suited our needs/experience/budget.

That's great to read, thank you for taking the time to share your review! We will be sure to pass your comments and thanks to Bradley as well. Kind Regards Jessica

Very efficient service again

Very efficient service again. Theo very helpful. Our third time using your golf travel and will definitely use again. It was a tad wet underfoot on the course but despite that had a good time. Service, food and accommodation at Belton woods was excellent .

Date of experience : March 14, 2024

Costa Del Sol 2024

Fron start to finish excellent service. App is really good to use . Speaking to office is easy and quick . Have booked for 15 years with YGT . Nick Bishop has the experience and just knows everytime what we are looking for nothing better than knowing your customers and service thats required.

Date of experience : March 10, 2024

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, Mark. Delivering excellent service is at the heart of what we do and we appreciate your loyalty! Kind regards Jessica

Great courses with unlimited access…

Great courses with unlimited access across 5 tracks. Times were limited as it is peak season, but there was flexibility. Buggies always available and a good internal transport system. Individual transfers to and from the airport was nice and very efficient. Plentiful and cheap Ubers to the neighbouring towns, but reasonable food on site.

That's great to read, thank you for sharing your positive experience! Kind regards, Jessica

Responded promptly to all enquiries

Responded promptly to all enquiries. Usual insights to hotel options. Willing to adjust itinerary to needs. All arrangements went to plan. Pick up times met. One small issue with communication when we tried to change one pick up time.

Date of experience : March 11, 2024

Many thanks for leaving this review and feedback. We are glad to hear arrangements ran smoothly. Kind Regards Jessica

Bradley was super helpful booking my…

Bradley was super helpful booking my trip. Regularly checking in and tweaking the booking to my needs. The rating would be 5 star but for two things: - the transfer from the airport to hotel failed to materialise. Leo tried hard to sort out but I’ve had to get a taxi and claim it back. - staying in a hotel in the town has it a advantages but on the second day despite being in the hotel lobby 90 mins before tee off the free transfer bus to golf course took so long to arrive that we only arrived at club with 15 mins to spare.

Date of experience : February 26, 2024

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and your feedback. We are sorry to hear about the transfers. If you need any further assistance please email [email protected] and the team will be happy to help. Kind Regards Jessica

Avoid! We are having a terrible experience planning our trip to Faro! We had an earlier experience using them and so wanted to book our next one as well though them. Had booked and paid the advance for the trip! However, due to an unexpected schedule clash, we wanted to reschedule! Have been on emails and phone with their teams, including customer support!! It’s over a month since the request have been made! Yet to get it rebooked! Our worst holiday booking experience!

Date of experience : January 22, 2024

Thank you for getting in contact Salil. We believe the team has been in contact with you to discuss your booking and are working on your request. If you require assistance please contact the team at [email protected] Kind Regards, Jessica

Dubai 8 days 6 rounds of Golf Abu Dhabi…

Dubai 8 days 6 rounds of Golf Abu Dhabi National ,Yas Links, Montgomerie,Els,Dubai Hills, Dubai Creek all great. Courses Great price Thanks to Thomas for checking up on us to see everything was going well Hopefully doing it again next year Allan

Date of experience : March 18, 2024

Excellent courses

Excellent courses , good hotel and good food. Only 4 stars because of very muddy course in places . Cannot fault the venue for that just the amount of rain we have had

Date of experience : March 31, 2024

That's great to read, despite the mud you had a great time. Thank you for sharing your positive experience! Kind regards, Jessica

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Frequently Asked Questions

Myrtle beach travel, i’m flying into carolinas, will i need a rental car.

Without a doubt, a rental car is a great idea. There just aren’t a whole lot of taxis in the Myrtle Beach area and mass transportation is virtually non-existent. Golf Trek recommends that you check out the national car rental website, as internet specials normally offer the very best deal. All types of vehicles are available. Just keep in mind that “vans” are at a premium in the Spring.

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Will Golf Trek arrange their Air Travel for me?

We’ve learned to do what we do best and that involves arranging the lodging and golf for our golfers. Your best bet if you know you want to fly into the Carolinas is to look at the various Internet travel sites, such as Orbitz.com, Expedia.com, Travelocity.com or call the airlines directly to get a plane ticket. We advise that you get the air schedule straightened out first prior to making the golf arrangements. When looking at airports, besides Myrtle Beach, you can also consider flying into Charleston, SC (1 1/2 hours south), Wilmington, NC (1 1/2 hours north, or even Florence, SC (1 1/4 hours west). We can arrange to have you play a round at a course not far from the airports on your way into the Myrtle Beach area. The same holds true for your flight back home.

Flying to Myrtle Beach

There are several new flights that fly directly into Myrtle Beach each season – VIEW FLIGHTS HERE.

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Your GolfMasters at Golf Trek receive many questions about flights to Myrtle Beach so we thought we’d give you a heads up on the current list of airlines servicing Myrtle Beach and what direct flights exist. We don’t book airline travel but we are very familiar with what is going on. Service is our priority.

The airport code for Myrtle Beach is MYR. Here are the airlines that service MYR and what direct flights exist. The related airport code follows the city name in ( ). Please keep in mind that some of the direct flights don’t fly everyday and some are on seasonal schedule basis. It is best to check with the airlines as schedules do change. This could impact your travel and golf in the Myrtle Beach area.


You can also check into the airfares to and from other airports that are within reasonable drive times of Myrtle Beach. These airports, their respective miles to central Myrtle Beach and the airlines that service them are:

  • Charleston, SC (chs), 103 miles
  • Florence, SC (flo), 67 miles
  • Columbia, SC (cae), 158 miles
  • Fayetteville, NC (fay), 130 miles
  • Wilmington, NC (ilm), 82 miles
  • Raleigh/Durham, NC (rdu), 210 miles

If your travels take you through an airport other than Myrtle Beach International, we can assist you with both golf and lodging to make your drive times even shorter in many instances. For example, if you come through Charleston’s airport, we have lodging and golf courses both in the Charleston area and the southern part of the Myrtle Beach golf area. On the other hand, if you use either the Raleigh or Wilmington airport, we have lodging and courses you can consider on the northern end of the Myrtle Beach area (just below the city of Wilmington).

Talk with your GolfMaster about your travel arrangements and appropriate golf and lodging. There are many alternatives regarding lodging and golf to consider. We will do our best to help you have a wonderful and enjoyable golf experience in the Myrtle Beach area.

Play well and often !!!!

Myrtle Beach Golf Travel Vacation Insurance

We offer travel insurance through CSA Travel Protection. Covers Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Missed Connection, Medical / Dental, Rental Car Damage, Baggage and personal effects.

How do I ship my Golf Clubs or Luggage to Myrtle Beach?

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How and when do i pay for my golf package.

We offer travel insurance through CSA Travel Protection. Covers Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Missed Connection, Medical / Dental, Rental Car Damage, Baggage and personal effect

Most Golfers book their packages well in advance. We ask that each golfer pay a deposit of $100 per person at the time of booking. Each person can pay individually on our website, or the group leader can pay the deposit on behalf of the group.

To allow for enough time to get the final package information to you, we required the balance at least 30 days prior to your arrival date. You may pay by check, money order, certified check, Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express. On a booking with an arrival date of fewer than 30 days, the deposit and balance will have to be paid at the time of the booking.

If you wish to send a check, please send it to the following address:

Golf Trek 411 Broadway Street Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Clearly, mark the golf package # and the group leader in the memo section of the check. This will ensure we properly associate your payment with the right package.

Cancellation Policies and Procedures.


After you have selected your preferred trip preferences as to course and/or accommodation selection, we will confirm all your courses at the requested time and order. In most cases, we are able to get the requested lodging, tee time, day and course you prefer. If there is a conflict, then we will communicate with the group leader as to alternatives.

In rare circumstances, we may have to substitute lodging, golf course, time or day. After confirmation of your itinerary, your payment will be processed and a confirmation will be emailed to you. Once your package is paid in full, you will receive an email containing your final confirmation package. The final confirmation will be a package of 10-15 pages including driving directions, check in instructions, golf tee times, golf course vouchers, directions to the golf courses, maps of the area and other relevant information.


(Checks Issued for Refunds will take 4-6 weeks.)

– A written notice of cancellation must be received to process any refund. We would like to work with you to minimize any cancellation fee, so give us as much time as possible.

– Cancellation 31+ days prior to arrival: will be charged a $35.00 per person cancellation fee less any prepaid or non-refundable fees Incurred by Golf Trek. OR a full **credit to be used on a future package.

– Cancellation 30-14+ days prior to arrival: will be charged a $100.00 per person fee, OR a full credit to be used on a future package less any prepaid or non-refundable fees incurred by Golf Trek.

– Cancellation 13-7 days prior to arrival: a credit will be issued to be used on a future package. The amount of this credit will be subject to change fees and any prepaid or non-refundable fees incurred by Golf Trek. This will be taken on a case-by-case basis but no refunds can be issued within 13 days.

– Cancellation 6 days prior to arrival: no refund or credit will be made available

Book Direct With Us to Save Money

You will save money by going through Golf Trek. Along with that, you let us do all the work that it requires to put together a golf package, saving you time and work in the process. Remember that we do this every day and there’s a reason the majority of our customers become repeat customers. We provide a service, to you, the golfer.

We are able to stay on top of golf course conditions such that if a problem arose, we can notify you and give you the option to switch courses. We realize golf is 1st and foremost and want to ensure you are playing courses in tip-top conditions. The same applies to lodging. We are looking out for your best interests.

Gift Certificates Are Available

Looking for that special gift for the golfer in your life? What could be better than a trip to Myrtle Beach to play golf?

Golf Trek has gift certificates available, and they can easily be purchased on our website. After purchase, you will receive an official certificate in the name of the golfer. All they have to do is give us a call and we’ll handle the rest.  To purchase a gift certificate give us a call at (866) 954-3854.

Certificates are available in denominations of $25.

Golf Questions

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Why Double Tee?

If you owned a golf course would you only open 1/2 of your course? If a course (probably like your home course) books STRAIGHT THRU tee times with everyone teeing off on hole #1 that means the back nine holes will be closed for the first 2 1/2 hours in the morning.

Check out this article for more details of how the double tee is set up. Click here.

Our Spouses Don’t Play Golf, How much will their trip cost?

Spouses will not be charged for any golf if they don’t play; therefore, we will gladly arrange a price for any non-golfer based on lodging only, as long as there are some golfers in the group. Non-golfers will be charged a cart fee at the course if they ride along at the golf course.

Tee Time Scheduling

TEE TIME SCHEDULING? Tee times are normally scheduled 8 minutes apart. This equates to 7 tee times per hour or 17 tee times during the morning from 7:00 am to 9:20 am. 17 tee times off hole #1 and 17 tee times off hole #10 are double teed. Depending upon daylight, tee times are then rescheduled in the afternoon. Shorter daylight means fewer tee times in the afternoon in November, December, January and February. Tee times will run from noon until 1:00-1:30 pm. As daylight lengthens, tee times will be scheduled from noon to 2:30 pm. Tee Times are open to booking one year in advance. PLANNING as far in advance will help you secure your preferred course(s).

Are there Replays Available?

Are subject to availability on the day you play. To increase your chance of replay, play early, 1st out is 1st back in and has 1st chance of replay…. Choose courses that have multiple courses or sister courses nearby. Play courses where local members don’t take the majority of the afternoon times… or get a guaranteed replay with a Golf Trek Guaranteed afternoon Tee Time. Give your GolfMaster a call to explore your possibilities.

Myrtle Beach Seasonal Weather Info

MYRTLE BEACH INFO – Average Temperature Highs (In degrees Fahrenheit, based on 30 years of data). Annual Averages: Sunny days 215.

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Is It Possible To Play 2 Rounds A Day?

The Key in playing 2 rounds on the same day is IF you have time to actually PLAY 2 courses, eat lunch and travel between the courses. You’ve got to start early in the morning. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME STARTS the 2nd Sunday in March and ENDS the FIRST Sunday in November. DAYLIGHT in FEBRUARY, MARCH and NOVEMBER is RESTRICTED. If you plan on a 4 1/2 hour round in the AM and a 5 hour round in the PM…then you’ve got time in between for lunch and travel. Most courses open at 7:30 AM in February and March. PLAN WISELY.

Lodging Questions

Booking procedures.

1- After we have discussed your preferred trip preferences as to course and accommodation selection..we will….Call your courses in their preferred order either by course preference or time preference. Please be aware that we will try to get the exact time, day and course you prefer. If these conflict or are not available…then we will try to book your second choice, etc. We may have to substitute the course, time of day for your tee times. We will check availability for the accommodations as you requested. If we have any problems with your courses or accommodations, we will contact you as soon as possible to lay out your options. We will then proceed with our new instructions to book your new preferences. We will notify you by email/fax/phone what has been booked for your package. If any changes need to be made…let us know what we should do to finalize your package. Your deposit will be processed and a first confirmation will be emailed to you.

2. To effectively oversee every aspect of your upcoming golf trip, we highly recommend downloading our mobile app – The Myrtle Beach Golf App. Through this convenient app, you’ll be able to effortlessly manage your itinerary, submit payments, view your confirmation details, access your tee times, driving directions, check-in instructions, directions to the golf courses, golf course GPS, maps of the area, and other pertinent information. It’s the perfect solution for streamlining your travel plans and ensuring a stress-free experience.

Flying With Golf Clubs: How to Safely Pack Golf Clubs for Travel

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This is the ultimate guide to flying with golf clubs. We answer all your questions about how to travel safely with golf clubs on an airplane.

Included below is information about:

  • Airline bag fees for golf clubs
  • Which airline is the best to fly on with your golf clubs
  • Packing tips for your golf clubs
  • Everything you need to pack alongside your golf clubs when you travel
  • Alternatives to flying with golf clubs: Ship Sticks, Lugless, UPS, and FedEx

If we’ve missed anything, comment below and let us know!

Flying With Golf Clubs: Preparation

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Preparing for flying with golf clubs involves several steps to ensure their safety and minimize any potential mishaps.

First, it is crucial to carefully read and understand the airline’s policies regarding golf clubs , including compensation for damage and any restrictions on packing.

Flying direct is recommended to reduce the chances of clubs being lost or mishandled during connections.

To safeguard sentimental items, keep them in carry-on luggage .

Investing in a high-quality travel bag that meets weight requirements and taking protective measures, such as using a stiff arm or placing a bucket over the clubs, can help prevent damage.

Once you feel prepared, you can book those flights and proceed.

Airline Bag Fees for Transporting Golf Clubs

The cost of flying with golf clubs and sports equipment will vary depending on your airline. Most airlines treat golf clubs in place of standard checked luggage. You are then responsible for paying that airline’s baggage fees.

Most airlines have a checked baggage fee of $30-$50. Some airlines offer free checked luggage, which applies to golf clubs, but they usually have overweight fees if the bag exceeds the standard weight limit of 50 pounds.

Delta Airlines Golf Bag Fees

Delta Airlines will charge you $30 for a golf bag if your clothes are in your carry-on bag and $40 if it is not.

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Southwest Airlines Golf Bag Policy

Southwest Airlines will let you take your golf bag on its flights completely free because they offer two checked bags with all of their tickets!

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United Airlines Bag Fees

United Airlines will charge you $30 for your golf bag if your clothes are in your checked luggage and $40 if not. These prices go up if you don’t pay for your baggage until you get to the airport.

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Average Weight of a Set of Golf Clubs

The average weight for a set of golf clubs and bag is 30 pounds . This accounts for the standard 14-club set inside a standard-sized golf stand bag .

If you carry more or fewer clubs, the weight will shift. The same can be said for the type of golf bag that you have. If you have a more oversized cart bag , the weight of those is more than a standard carry bag.

Checking the Fine Print of Airline Policies

When flying with golf clubs, reading and understanding airline policies is crucial. Most airlines treat golf clubs as standard luggage and allow them to be checked.

However, it is essential to check the specific guidelines of the airline you are flying with. Some airlines may have weight and size restrictions and additional fees for checking in golf clubs as baggage.

All airlines will charge an overweight fee if the golf bag is over 50 pounds . They also limit the linear sizing of your travel golf bag. Familiarizing yourself with these airline policies will ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience.

What is the Best Airline for Golf Clubs?

Flying with golf clubs on southwest airlines.

Southwest Airlines is different from other airlines regarding traveling with golf clubs. Southwest offers two complimentary checked bags, and this includes golf equipment.

Your golf bag must be in a hard travel case with your golf balls and shoes inside. The free checked baggage fee makes Southwest the best airline to fly with golf clubs.

Other airlines, such as American Airlines and Delta, will charge you a standard airline baggage fee for your golf bag.

Why Booking Nonstop Flights Matters for Golfers

Having a direct flight is always recommended when traveling with golf equipment. This ensures that your golf clubs head directly to your destination, and there is no chance of them being damaged or lost during connecting flights.

That isn’t to say they can’t be damaged during a nonstop flight, but the risk is lower. When you fly direct, the chance of anything happening is lower than with connections.

Should You Check or Carry On Your Golf Clubs?

Most airlines will not let you take golf clubs on board as a carry-on bag . This means they must be part of your checked luggage and go down where the other luggage is. Golf bags are usually found at the baggage claim for oversized items.

Packing Tips for Traveling with Golf Clubs

Choose a durable travel bag: Opt for a hard travel case if you want maximum protection, as airlines usually only cover damaged clubs in hard cases. They will cover soft cases, but you must usually sign a limited waiver.

Remove club heads: For adjustable clubs, it’s recommended to remove the heads and store them separately to reduce the risk of bending or breaking.

Prevent movement: Cover the irons and wedges with socks and weave a towel through the clubs to minimize movement. Use bubble wrap or packing materials to fill empty spaces in the bag and prevent the clubs from rubbing against each other.

Take direct flights: Whenever possible, choose direct flights to minimize handling and reduce the chances of damage.

Use a stiff arm or broom handle: Place a stiff arm or a broom handle inside the bag to absorb impact if the bag is dropped headfirst.

Pack additional padding: Fill the extra space in the bag with clothes or towels to provide additional padding and protection for the clubs.

How to Choose the Right Travel Golf Travel Bag

Hard case vs. soft bag: what’s best for flying.

When deciding between a hard or soft golf travel bag , there are several factors to consider.

Hard cases provide more protection and security for your clubs, making them ideal for air travel with a higher risk of damage during transit. They are more secure, durable, and lockable. However, hard cases are often more expensive and less flexible when fitting into small spaces.

On the other hand, soft cases are more affordable and flexible, offering more accessible travel and storage options. Soft bags are generally lighter and easier to maneuver. They also often come with wheels for easy transport and extra room for storing additional items. However, they offer less protection than hard cases do.

Regardless of the type of bag you choose, it is essential to ensure that it provides ample padding and protection for your clubs.

Best Hard Golf Travel Bag

Our favorite hard golf bag is this CaddyDaddy Enforcer . It has a hard ABS molded top, but a softer bottom to stay lighter overall.

CaddyDaddy Enforcer Golf Travel Bag Soft-Sided Cover with Hard Top Protection, Wheels & Lockable X-Large Zippers. Case for Transporting Golf Clubs on Airlines, 1 Year Travel Case Replacement Coverage

Best Soft Golf Travel Bag

Our favorite software golf bag is this Himal soft bag . The framing of the bag is sturdy enough to keep your clubs safe on an airplane.

Himal Outdoors Soft-Sided Golf Travel Bag with Wheels- Heavy Duty 600D Polyester Oxford Wear-Resistant, Excellent Zipper Universal Size

Extra Storage Space for Clothing

One other thing you should look into when considering purchasing a golf travel bag is the extra storage space throughout the bag. You can bypass a second checked bag if you have room to include your clothing.

Carry-ons are usually free, so this is where you can keep your prized possessions and personal items with the most sentimental value. As long as adding clothing to your travel bag does not put the bag over the maximum weight, you will be fine on your way to your destination.

Clothing is an easy way to add protection to your golf clubs as possible.

Essential Items to Ship With Your Golf Bag

In addition to your clubs, there are several other things to remember to pack in your travel bag:

If you are going through the effort to ship your own set of precious clubs on your golf trip, the least you can do is remember all of your golf gear.

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Alternatives to Flying with Golf Clubs

One alternative way to travel with your golf clubs would be shipping them directly to your destination. The good news is that plenty of shipping companies specialize in shipping golf clubs. A few of these companies include Ship Sticks and Lugless.

Ship Sticks Overview

Ship Sticks is one of the most popular golf club shipping companies worldwide. The process is very straightforward, and they provide an upfront quote and delivery estimate based on your travel schedule.

Once you schedule your shipment, you can print off the shipping label, drop the clubs off or arrange a pickup, and reunite with them at your destination. Ship Sticks will also protect your clubs.

The shipment is insured up to $1,000; you can pay to increase that amount.

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The pricing for Ship Sticks depends on where the pickup is, the destination, as well as the type and weight of the travel bag.

For example, shipping from New York to Phoenix costs $49.99 each way with the ground service. This requires three business days to do so.

You can also pay more to expedite your shipment.

Lugless Overview

Lugless is another shipping company like Ship Sticks. From personal experience, Lugless is also slightly cheaper than Ship Sticks.

Lugless also allows you to add services with extra protection you want to pay for or decline if you save money. You can print your labels, drop the clubs off yourself free of charge, and waive any insurance coverage on your clubs.

You can also pay extra to insure your shipment or pick up the clubs.

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Like Ship Sticks, Lugless pricing depends on where you are going and how fast you want to get your clubs there. Like our example above, going from New York to Phoenix would cost around $40 each way.

Shipping Golf Clubs with UPS or FedEx

UPS and FedEx also offer the option to ship your golf clubs through them, but in our personal experience, they are considerably more expensive than Ship Sticks and Lugless.

Shipping golf clubs through UPS or FedEx will cost upwards of $100 each way, with ground service taking at least four business days to reach your destination. This could be more efficient and cost-friendly for your golf travel.

The best deal for shipping your golf clubs will be through other companies.

When Shipping is a Better Option Than Flying

Shipping golf clubs can be better than flying with them in several scenarios:

Shipping is often cheaper than checking an extra bag with airlines, especially for smaller flights.

Shipping eliminates the uncertainty and potential headaches of checking in luggage at the airport.

It may be safer to ship clubs as most airlines do not assume liability for damage to soft-shell golf travel bags.

Shipping is convenient for international travel, avoiding the need to claim and recheck bags and eliminating the risk of other passengers taking your clubs at the baggage claim.

Pros and Cons of Shipping Golf Clubs

There are many pros to shipping your golf clubs ahead of time. Shipping companies offer much better protection for your clubs as opposed to airlines. These companies also protect your clubs should anything happen to them in transit.

Shipping before your trip will also provide less hassle on travel day. You can also ship your clubs directly to your hotel or golf course, meaning you don’t have to lug your clubs around on public transportation after leaving the airport.

There are also some cons to shipping your golf clubs. Shipping golf clubs will usually cost considerably more than checking them in with the airline.

You also must plan the shipping ahead of time because there are travel days in between when you will be without your golf clubs. It also adds one more thing to arrange on top of your trip.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Flying with Golf Clubs

How much does a set of golf clubs weigh.

An average set of golf clubs weighs about 30 to 35 pounds, including the bag.

How much does it cost to take your golf clubs on an airplane?

Most airlines charge a checked baggage fee of $30 to $50. The exception is Southwest Airlines which offers two free checked bags, which include your golf clubs.

How do you pack golf clubs so they don’t break?

Choose a durable, hard-cover travel bag and put socks on your irons with a towel weaved between the clubs. This will offer maximum protection.

How do you fly with golf clubs without a travel golf bag?

Use a sturdy duffle bag or hard case, cover your clubs with bubble wrap or socks, and wrap your clubs in towels to ensure little movement.

Are golf clubs included in baggage fees?

Most, if not all, airlines include golf clubs as checked baggage.

How do you check in your golf clubs at the airport?

Head to the airline desk, where they will put a luggage tag on your travel bag, which will be sent off with your other luggage. Golf clubs usually arrive at the airport in the oversized or overweight bags area instead of the usual luggage carrousel.

What are some alternatives to traveling with golf clubs on a plane?

If you don’t want to travel with your golf clubs on the airplane, your only other options are shipping them before you fly, renting clubs when you get to the course, or skipping golf during your trip.

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Augusta National

Augusta National Golf Club is home to what many view as the world's greatest golf course so it is rather fitting that the course, which admittedly has seen many changes throughout its history, was originally designed by the illustrious duo of the world's greatest golfer at the time, Bobby Jones, as well as the game's preeminent course architect, Dr Alister MacKenzie.

The Masters, it seems, never fails to deliver and in all likelihood will be the tournament to watch.

The Masters was started by Clifford Roberts and Bobby Jones, who designed Augusta National with legendary course architect Alister MacKenzie, but at first one of the world's most famous and beautiful golf courses was nothing more than 365 acres of simple farming land. Due to the foresight of Bob Jones and Clifford Roberts, Fruitlands Nurseries purchased the land for $70,000 in 1931 and it is now home to the revered Augusta National Golf Course.

After the course was completed, its creators came up with the idea of organizing an annual tournament drawing all the best players from across the world. For the first five years of the tournament, it was called the Augusta National International Tournament but in 1939, its name changed to The Masters.

In line with the other majors, winning the Masters gives a golfer several privileges which make his career more secure. Masters champions are automatically invited to play in the other three majors (the U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and the PGA Championship) for the next five years, and earn a lifetime invitation to the Masters. They also receive membership on the PGA Tour for the following five seasons and invitations to The Players Championship for five years. In 2015 the prize fund was US$10 million.

European players collected eleven victories in twenty years in the 1980s and 1990s, by far the strongest streak they have had in any of the three majors played in the United States since the early days of the U.S Open. Jack Nicklaus became the oldest player to win the Masters in 1986 when he won for the sixth time at age 46. In 1997, headlines were made around the world when Tiger Woods won the Masters by twelve shots at age twenty-one. Jose Maria Olazabal was the last European to win the Masters in 1999.

Like many other courses, Augusta National's championship set-up has been lengthened in recent years. In 1998, it measured approximately 6,925 yards from the Masters tees but in 2006 it was almost 500 yards longer at 7,445 yards. As well as the course being extended, the teeing positions have been altered. Some experts predict that Augusta may now play as many as three shots more following the changes, which would be approved by Jones and Roberts, whose vision was to challenge the best players in the game of golf.

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Influences and Early Beginnings

Considering the love both Jones and MacKenzie had for the St Andrews Old Course, it is hardly surprising that Augusta's original layout was heavily influenced by the traditional links courses of the UK & Ireland. In fact, Mackenzie took specific design characteristics from specific holes from such courses, with a handful even thought to be almost direct replicas.

From a design standpoint, many of them have rendered the course in its current guise, from a design standpoint at least, almost unrecognisable when compared to Jones and Mackenzie's original layout.

Originally, both Jones and Dr. Alister MacKenzie believed in creating holes which demanded keen attention to strategy from the player's perspective, with an array of angles from which the hole could be approached. This notion still rings true at Augusta and while there are certainly advantages to being able to hit specific portions of fairways and greens with acute precision, the course does offer a much different challenge to the one devised by the original architects.

Changes to The Original Design

Only two holes on the course have remained the same length – the 6th has actually been shortened ever so slightly – and while some have only seen small increases in length, holes such as the par 5 8th have been stretched by up to 26%!

The design features on many holes have changed too, with a long list of course architects including the likes of Perry Maxwell, George Cobb Jack Nicklaus & Tom Fazio having been commissioned to update the course at various stages in the past.

While the overall length and the challenges the course presents have changed significantly since Augusta's early days, one thing remains the same: the main challenges here lie in wait on and around the amazing green complexes which haven't been radically changed over the years.

"The greens have basically remained the same," said Jack Nicklaus, winner of a record 6 Green Jackets. "They're very much the same greens that Jones and MacKenzie had,"

With huge slopes and drastic undulations featured on each and every one, the extent of which you simply have to see in person to understand, player's short games, as well as their ability to keep the ball below the hole with their approach shots is of paramount importance when playing at Augusta.

Tiger Proofing following wins for Woods 1997 and 2001 Of course, such is the magnitude and sheer volume of changes that have been made to Augusta National over the years, it would be impossible to not them all. So we've tried as best we can to give a general overview of how Augusta has changed throughout the years, and how the challenge the players face today compares with the one Jones and MacKenzie originally laid down.

While the overall yardages of Augusta National have changed greatly over the years, most notably when the course was "Tiger-Proofed" following the 2001 Masters (Tiger won again in 2002 which begs the question: Why would you lengthen a course to give the field a better chance against the longest hitter at the time?), as well as the historic design features first laid down by Bobby Jones and Dr Alister MacKenzie, one thing has remained largely constant; the green complexes.

"The greens have basically remained the same," said Jack Nicklaus in an interview with Golf.com. "They're very much the same greens that Jones and MacKenzie had," which is a good thing as the greens and their notorious run-offs give Augusta its identity, at least from a playing perspective.

Another aspect of the course they've left largely untouched is Amen Corner, the most iconic part of the course.

Away from 11, 12 & 13, the course has seen some drastic changes in places and while Nicklaus maintains that the landing spots – whether that be in the fairway or on the greens – that Jones picked out as the premium places from which you play your next shot have remained largely the same over the years, he does intimate that there is more of a premium on straighter driving.

"Augusta was always a course that tests length, accuracy, and putting, and it still is. Now, it tests accuracy more than it used to. If the course had stayed the same, they'd be shooting lights out", said Nicklaus.

How have they created a demand for straighter hitting?

Quite simply, on many holes they have planted huge numbers of trees, reshaped / repositioned bunkers and pinched the fairway in.

The Par 4 1st for example, historically measured 400 yards, and now stretches to 455 to accommodate the modern golf ball and the modern athletic golfer. In 1972 and 2006, additional trees were added to the hole flanking the fairway to punish more errant tee shots, and in 2002, the bunker on the right of the fairway was advanced 15 yards further up the hole to further tighten the landing area.

Further examples of the use of additional trees and tighter fairways, two features that support Nicklaus' notion that you must drive the ball straighter at Augusta in the modern era, can be found at the Par 47th which in its formative years, featured a generous fairway and very few trees to speak of. These days the hole is a full 110 yards longer and mighty trees line each side of the fairway, placing a real premium on an accurate tee shot.

Like the 7th, the par 4 17th, both very similar holes visually, has seen plenty of new trees added to tighten the tee shot up. In its formative years the hole almost looked like a driving range such was the sparseness of trees, but following tweaks in 1999 and 2006, the hole is now flanked by towering pines, with the tee having also been moved 40 yards further back.

Another fine example comes in the form of the Par 4 18th which has seen plenty of trees planted along the left hand side, as well as the bunkers which the players now see looming large in the distance as they line up their tee shots. These were added in 1967 whereas previously players could bail out to the left.

As we can see, the changes at Augusta National are eternally ongoing and while they are overdone from time to time – when Zach Johnson won with a score of +1 in 2007, many observed that with the birdies and eagles all but dried up, The Masters had lost some of its verve – on the most part they keep the world's greatest relevant to the modern game.

Masters Articles & Further Reading

Definitive guide to the masters, the masters green jacket: history.

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How to play Augusta National

Guide to augusta national, how to qualify for the masters, the masters spectator guide.

Where to watch

The 2024 Masters - a recap

Scottie Scheffler shot 4 under in the final round on Sunday to win the 88th Masters, running away from the rest of the field on the back nine.

Scheffler's closing 68 saw him finish four clear of first-timer Ludvig Åberg. Tommy Fleetwood carded a steady 69 to finish tied third with Max Homa & Colin Morikawa, who both got within touching distance of the winner but fell away.

Scheffler made a run of birdies on the 8th, 9th and 10th holes, taking a two-shot lead into Amen Corner, adding more birdies at 13, 14, and 16, he demonstrated his ability to play aggressively while still maintaining control.

This all culminated with the award ceremony being a reversal of last year with Jon Rahm putting the green jacket on Scottie's shoulders.

The 2023 Masters - a recap

Jon Rahm claimed his first Green Jacket at The 2023 Masters, fending off a strong challenge from Brooks Koepka.

Rahm's closing 69 was strong enough for a 4-shot victory over Koepka and a resurgent Phil Mickelson closed with an amazing 65 to charge up the field on Sunday.

Koepka took charge after 36 holes after rounds of 65 (-7) and 67 (-5) to lead by 2 from Rahm, this lead continued after they matched each other with a pair of 73's (+1). This set the scene for a thrilling Sunday at Augusta National.

Rahm started strongly with a birdie on the 3rd seeing him take the lead. He maintained this lead throughout getting to -12 with birdies on the par-5 13th and par-4 14th. Pars on the last 4 holes saw Rahm cruise home and win his 1st Masters Tournament and 2nd Major of his career.

The 2022 Masters - a recap

Scottie Scheffler claimed a 3-shot victory over Rory McIlroy to claim The 86th Masters Tournament and his 1st Major Championship.

While Tiger Woods returning to professional golf took the majority of the headlines, it was Scheffler's calm performance under pressure that took the plaudits as he closed out to win The Green Jacket at Augusta National.

Australian Cameron Smith started with two birdies to reduce Scheffler's lead to just 1 but after a chip-in birdie 3 on the par-4 3rd hole, Scheffler never looked back, holing crucial putt after crucial putt and answering any question asked of him.

Rory McIlroy set the clubhouse lead on -7 having completed his final round of 64 including a stunning holed bunker shot on the 18th for birdie.

Scheffler could even afford to finish with a 4-putt double-bogey on the 18th and still walk off with a 3-shot victory over McIlroy courtesy of 4 birdies in his final round with a solitary bogey on 10 and double on 18. Scheffler took home $2.7 million as the winner.

The 2021 Masters - a recap

Hideki Matsuyama became the first Japanese male golfer to win a Major in claiming the Green Jacket at The Masters Tournament .

His score of 10 under par was enough to claim a one-shot victory over Masters debutant Will Zalatoris. Matsuyama held off challenges on the final day from past Masters Champion Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose and Marc Leishman.

Hideki was able to claim his maiden Major title despite bogeying 3 out of the last 4 holes in his final round of 73 (one over par). The back nine at Augusta National provided yet more drama with plenty of bogies, birdies and even a triple bogey as the contest for the 2021 Masters looked like it was going to move from Matsuyama's grasp.

Perhaps the biggest drama was found on the 15th and 16th holes. The par-5 15th hole has been a regular birdie opportunity for the players but Matsuyama found himself full of adrenaline and saw his approach fly the green finding the water beyond the green. The resulting bogey was bettered by a birdie by Xander Schauffele who reduced Matsuyama's lead to just one shot. Game on.

Up stepped Xander to the par-3 16th hole. With the pin in its traditional Sunday position on the left half of the green. The shot, as many fans have watched over the years, is just a little long and right of the flag with a bank ready to feed the ball back towards the hole.

Xander stepped up, an 8-iron selected for the 180 yard shot. The sound didn't sound crisp. The tuft of turf that lifted up suggested it was a little fat. To Schauffele's shock it bounced short on the fringe and bounced left to find the water. The resulting triple bogey left Matsuyama with an extended lead and was able to finish bogey, par, bogey and still claim victory over Will Zalatoris who had already posted a two under par round of 70 for a -9 tournament total.

Matsuyama has now cemented his place in golfing history, a player who has performed fantastically on the PGA Tour for many years following a stellar amateur career.

The 2020 Masters - a recap

The rescheduled 2020 Masters was won by Dustin Johnson in emphatic style. Johnson's -20 total was not only a record for The Masters Tournament but also enough to claim a 5 shot victory from Australia's Cameron Smith and South Korea's Im Sung-Jae.

Prior to the event, the narrative was very much about how Bryson deChambeau's new found distance gains off the tee would turn the tournament into a one-horse race. The reality was very different. Bryson struggled, finishing the tournament on -2 with 63-year old, 2-time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer beating him by a shot, despite an average drive of 50-yards shorter.

This tournament will stand out in memory as it was the first time The Masters Tournament had been held in November, having been postponed due to COVID-19. Despite the change in season, the course looked its incredible self with lush greens framed by the flora that is synonymous with this corner of Georgia which graces our TV screens each year.

Johnson completed his wire-to-wire (leading or tied for the lead from the 1st round to the final round) victory with a round of 68 (-4), which was the tied lowest round on Sunday. This in itself was a remarkable feat given the changing conditions and pressure which had been placed upon his shoulders.

This was Johnson's 1st Masters title and 2nd Major Championship. As a South Carolina native, born in Columbia around an hour from Augusta National Golf Club, this victory was all the more sweeter and emotional for one of this era's most consistent and successful golfers. With over 20 PGA Tour victories and his 1st Green Jacket, Johnson will continue to wow crowds for years to come with his incredible ball-striking and scoring.

The 2019 Masters - a recap

Was The 2019 Masters Tournament the best ever?

Tiger Woods claimed his 5th Green Jacket, winning by 1 shot from Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka & Xander Schauffele. Woods' final round total of -13 included rounds of 70, 68, 67 & 70 which saw him win a Major from behind for the first time in his career. His 5th Masters title was also his 15th Major win which sees him climb to within 3 of Jack Nicklaus' record Major haul.

Woods' victory was courtesy of yet more drama on the back nine of Augusta National. Italy's Francesco Molinari held the lead through 11 holes before the par-3 12th claimed another victim as his tee-shot ended up in Rae's Creek. A birdie on the 13th saw Molinari tie for the lead once more before clipping a pine cone with his approach to the 15th which saw him find water once more.

Woods finished strongly with birdies on 13, 15 and 16 which was enough for a two-shot cushion playing the last hole. After finding himself out of position off the tee, he played short and right of the green which allowed a simple bogey and a victory which saw celebrations that Augusta National hasn't seen before.

The chants of "Tiger, Tiger" certainly suggested that the crowd had got their favourite winner and the likes of Langer, Poulter, Thomas and Fowler all waiting to congratulate Tiger on his victory, suggested he was the choice of the pros as well.

Following Tiger's victory in the 2019 Masters, he'll certainly be considered the golfer to beat in 2020 as he attempts to equal Jack Nicklaus' record total of 6 Masters victories.

The 2018 Masters - a recap

The expectation prior to the 2018 Masters was possibly higher than ever before with so many of golf’s best players in top form, not to mention the return of Tiger Woods. Rory McIlroy was eyeing his career grand slam, Phil Mickelson was out to prove the old guard still have it and Sergio Garcia was out to defend his green jacket from last year!

It certainly wasn’t short of drama, even before the official tournament started, patrons were provided with one of the most entertaining par-3 contests ever. Not only did Jack Nicklaus watch his grandson hit an ace on the 9th hole but Tony Finau, a debutant at Augusta, also hit a hole-in-one. The drama doesn’t end there though, in his celebrations Finau dislocated his ankle and proceeded to pop it back into place and continue playing.

The first round saw Tiger Woods shoot a solid 73 while Sergio Garcia shocked the golfing world when he took 13 shots to complete the 15th hole, which he eagled last year on way to victory. The leader going into Friday was Jordan Spieth, who shot a magnificent 66 to show that his love affair with Augusta National was far from over.

As the weekend neared, Friday was yet another dramatic day with Spieth dropping shots and falling down the leaderboard while Patrick Reed zoomed to the top of the leaderboard, closely followed by Rory McIlory, Jon Rahm and even newcomers Li Hatotong and Tony Finau (yes, Tony Finau).

As moving day arrived, we saw 2017 Masters champion, Sergio Garcia miss the cut, left to rue his disastrous opening day. Saturday saw golf fans realise Tiger Woods wasn’t going to be in contention and saw Patrick Reed continue at the top of the leaderboard, but closely followed by 2016 Ryder Cup foe Rory McIlory who shot a magnificent 65 to ensure he was in the final grouping on Sunday at The Masters.

Sunday at The Masters is always special and 2018 didn’t disappoint. Tiger Woods finished his Augusta comeback with a 69, to the delight of the patrons and what would be a sign of things to come as he continued to improve ahead of his Tour Championship victory in September, while Paul Casey nearly broke records with a magnificent 65, including two bogeys on 17 and 18.

The main event however soon lost its edge as McIlroy started horrifically and failed to mount any real final day challenge and still chasing that career grand slam. With Reed seemingly running away with it, both Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler both did themselves justice, with the former shooting a 64 with nine birdies to show why he can never be discounted at Augusta.

With a lot to do on Sunday to catch the leading pack, Fowler did just that by shooting a brilliant 67 and getting the crowd going with a strong finish, although despite beating Reed by four shots on the final day, it wasn’t to be enough as Patrick Reed was the man donning the coveted green jacket at the end of play.

The 2017 Masters - a recap

The 2017 Masters was one that went right down to the wire with Spain's Sergio Garcia triumphing over England's Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff after tieing on -9 after 72 holes.

Garcia's birdie on the 1st playoff hole was enough to secure his maiden Major victory and joining the likes of Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria-Olazabal as Spanish winners of the famed Green Jacket.

Garcia's win was a popular one, considered by many to be the best-player-never-to-have-won-a-major, the win was his 1st in 74 attempts. With 3 previous top-10's at Augusta, Garcia had shown form but many would've backed Rose who has enjoyed success in recent years at The Masters.

He finished in a tie for 2nd in 2015 trying to chase a record-breaking Jordan Spieth as well as a tie for 10th in 2016 but was left to rue a missed chance in 2017 as Garcia claimed the title.

The win went on to add extra significance for Sergio who named his first-daughter who was born in 2018 Azalea, the name of the 13th hole at Augusta National.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Masters

The Masters takes place every year in early April. The only time the tournament has ever been played outside of March or April was in 2020 when it was moved to November because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia hosts The Masters every year.
Masters Tickets can be applied for via The Masters Tournament website, a limited number of tickets are available each year through their ballot/lottery system. Booking Masters Packages through Your Golf Travel will include Masters tickets , as well as accommodation, transfers to and from the tournament, assistance from our on-site Tournaments Team, and many more options such as flights, car hire and rounds of golf.
The Masters Tournament Tickets cost $100 per day for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday's Practice Days. The Tournament Days of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are $140 per day.
Playing Augusta National is just a dream for most but there are some great courses nearby, West Lake Country Club and The River Club are within 15 minutes from Augusta while The Oconee, The National, The Preserve, The Landing and Great Waters at Reynolds Lake Oconee are just an hours drive away. Read more about golf courses near Augusta >>
Whilst many golfers stay in Augusta itself for The Masters, there are many great locations within easy reach. Aiken in South Carolina is around 30 minutes away, whilst Columbia, also in South Carolina is around 60 minutes from Augusta National. Other options include Athens in Georgia which is around 90 minutes drive from Augusta.
Mobile phones and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited on the grounds at all times. Cameras are permitted during practice round days but not during the tournament rounds.
Masters chairs are sold in the merchandise tent but you can bring your own collapsible chair that does not have armrests. Something that is uniqiue to The Masters is the fact that you can place your chair next to a green or tee box and leave it, that is your position secured for the day.
The best day to attend is a matter of personal preference as each day offers something different. The practice days at the start of Masters week offer a chance to watch the pros on the course, as well as being able to take a camera to the course. This also doubles up as the best days to visit the shop. Wednesday is the Par 3 Contest which is more of a family event and also offers a chance to take photos of the action & the course. If you don't want to miss out on your favourite golfer in action then Thursday and Friday are the days for you, just in case they miss the cut. Saturday and Saturday offer the most exciting, you will get to see who gets to put on the Green Jacket in the closing ceremony on 18th green.
The Champions Dinner takes place on the Tuesday night of the Masters. All past champions are invited to dinner at the Augusta National Clubhouse, hosted by the previous year’s champion who chooses the menu for the evening.
Augusta National offers a great selection of viewing spots across the course, with plenty of grandstands scattering the grounds as well as designated areas for Masters chairs too. Our favourite spots for viewing the action at The Masters are: Behind the 16th tee Behind the 12th tee Next to the 2nd green Next to the 8th tee Right hand side of the 10th fairway

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