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Taking the time off to break away from your usual surroundings and enjoy a trip dedicated to something you love is an excellent way to holiday. For many, this is a golf trip, only it can be hindered with the often extensive packing list involved. After all, you don’t want to be weighed down by a tonne of unnecessary items, but you also don’t want to leave behind anything crucial to your game, either.

To help, the team at Rich River Golf Club have compiled a list of essentials to keep in mind while creating your golf trip packing list, so that you can spend less time worrying, and more time looking forward to your upcoming stay at a wondrous golf resort!

Your Golfing Equipment

Of course, the most essential part of any golf trip is going to be your golf equipment! While some golfers may choose to leave their equipment at home and rent a set of clubs instead to avoid misplacement or damage during transit, there are still some golf essentials that you should consider packing. If you prefer to use only your own top-notch equipment, you’ll need to pack a little heavier.

Considering bringing:

  • Golf clubs & golf bag
  • Golf shoes & gloves
  • Golf balls
  • Tees
  • Rangefinder
  • Spike tool
  • Extra spikes
  • Coins/markers

If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, then renting should be fine, but if you are really trying your hand out on the various courses of the resort, then you are always going to play better with the clubs and equipment you know best.

Weather Specific Clothing

As with any holiday, you’ll need to allocate the amount of clothing packed against the number of days you plan on being away on your trip. You should also look ahead and check the weather forecast to see if you need to be prepared for rain, hail or sunshine while you’re out on the courses. Even if the forecast looks clear for the duration of your trip, packing some protective rain gear wouldn’t hurt. Ensure to also add some cool, moisture-wicking clothing to your golf trip packing list for the warmer days, and some long sleeve shirts/sweaters for days that may get a little chilly. It would also be a smart decision to pack a few extra sets of your basic clothing, just in case you need a change of clothes halfway through the day.

Outdoor Protection

When you are out in the elements, sometimes your clothing will simply not cut it, so you have to be prepared with extra outdoor protection. Sunscreen, for example, should be one of the most important inclusions in your packing list. If you are playing a full 18 or more out in the sun all day, every day, it can prove dangerous. You will need adequate sunscreen to apply before heading out to play, and also a smaller bottle with you to reapply throughout the day.

Bug repellent is another vital item, especially if you’re visiting an area with a lot of mosquitoes. Not only are their bites irritating, mosquitoes can also carry a range of highly unpleasant viruses, so it’s important to protect yourself as much as possible.

Lastly, a hat and sunglasses are absolute essentials to add to your golf trip packing list. A wide-brimmed hat will help keep the sun out of your eyes, and sunglasses will protect your eyes from UV radiation. You can go even further by keeping an umbrella in your bag, delivering that extra covering of shade while you travel between shots or waiting for playmates to complete theirs. 

Optional Items to Have On Hand

Now that you have the essentials for your golf trip packing list, here’s a list of a few things that you might want to bring with you, especially if you are going for an extended period of time:

  • First aid kit and medication
  • A spare golf glove
  • Lip-balm
  • Moisturizing lotions
  • Golf towels
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snacks/energy bars
  • Cameras
  • Neck pillow for travel

Ready To Go on Your Next Golf Trip?

Now that you’re all finished packing and ready to go with your list of essentials, it’s time to head down to the Rich River Golf Resort! The good news is you don’t have to wait for a certain time of year to golf with us. Our courses are well-maintained and playable all year round! We also offer on-site accommodations, making this the perfect choice for your golfing getaway! Contact us today to learn more by calling (03) 5481 3333.