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Recommended Packagers and Travel Agents for Your Golf Vacations

by Craig Better

Nov242009

We don't book or arrange golf vacations, but we can recommend golf packagers and travel agents that do.

We don't directly book or arrange golf vacations, but we can recommend golf packagers, travel agents, and tour operators that do.

Today, I want to clear up something that many of you may be confused about.

We don’t directly arrange or book golf vacations.

Yes, we know the best places to play and stay worldwide (and tips on traveling to them), thanks to the editors of Golf Odyssey.

Yes, we get requests all the time to make golf vacation arrangements and bookings.

And, yes, it would be an easy source of revenue for us.

But no, we don’t do it.

It sounds crazy, I know.  Maybe it is crazy. Read on and you tell me. 

By the way, one thing we WILL do is connect you with certain golf packagers, travel agents, and tour operators that we’re comfortable recommending. More on that in a minute.

The main reason we don’t get involved in the booking of golf vacations ourselves is because we’re committed to providing you with 100% objective, unbiased advice on where to play and stay.

Getting paid by the courses, resorts, and hotels we are supposed to be objectively reviewing smacks of a conflict of interest, and because we have your best interests at heart, we don’t do it.

Ok, back to what you really want to know: who can you rely on to set up and book your golf vacations.

As I mentioned above, there are certain golf packagers, golf-savvy travel agents, and golf tour operators who have proven themselves to be very capable and conscientious.

Some we’ve used ourselves, others come highly recommended from our network of avid golf travelers.

So, if you want assistance setting up an upcoming golf vacations, all you have to do is email me at:

editor [at] golfvacationinsider.com

…and I’ll get you connected with a firm that can help you.

Of course, at the very least, I’ll need to know:

Your first name:

Your last name:

Your email address:

Your telephone number:

Your preferred destination(s) or type of golf vacation you’re interested in:

Do you prefer to be contacted by email or telephone?:

Do we have permission to share your information with selected golf travel providers so they may contact you?:

Assuming the answer to the last question is “yes,” I’ll reach out to the appropriate firm and they’ll be in touch.

Did you know? Golf Vacation Insider and Golf Odyssey are the world’s only golf publications that conduct “secret shopper” site inspections and do not accept advertising from golf courses, resorts or restaurants in order to provide you with expert, unbiased, and trusted advice.

Not already a subscriber to Golf Vacation Insider? Use this link to stay in the loop with our free tips and expert advice on which golf courses, golf resorts, discount golf vacations, and golf vacation packages are truly worth your time and money. As a bonus, we will send you a free copy of Planning the Ultimate Golf Vacation, a 40-page book filled with some of the best golf travel secrets from the editors of Golf Odyssey.

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1 HowToBeATrueGolfer November 27, 2009 at 1:17 pm

“we’re committed to providing you with 100% objective, unbiased advice on where to play and stay.” Very admirable. Your site is worth a Follow Friday on Twitter!

2 Craig Better November 27, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Thank you! Tweets are always appreciated.

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