Playing golf on a private trip with friends can be a unique experience: this is the new concept developed by companies devoted to surpass all expectations and to design an adventure worthy of its participants. “Play with excellence, stay at the best place and travel first-class,” says Harry Frazer, founder of Blue Moon Golf Adventures, which arranges private tours that promise to offer the best adventure for golf fans.
With prices between $7,300 and $39,000, depending on the destination, the duration and the season, the trip for 4 to 8 guests offers the possibility of customizing every detail. From the tournament of your choice to the accommodations and transport, guests are guaranteed the highest level of luxury and comfort. Frazer, who is a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) since 1995, will accompany the group and is responsible for upholding the standards of excellence thanks to his knowledge and experience in this sport.
Part of the charm of this exclusive experience is taking off from your hometown in a private jet towards the golf course chosen from among the top 100 in the world according to Golf Digest, an industry magazine founded six decades ago. The accommodation, as expected, is always in a luxury hotel, and each trip has absolute flexibility to satisfy the expectations of the most demanding participants.
Whatever your skill may be, there is a tournament for you that promises to be memorable, whether in the spectacular golf courses of California, Oregon and Arizona or in the highly desirable south zone of the country, in Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. During the one-week trip, you will have the opportunity to participate in a tournament every day. For example, you could start at the TPC Sawgrass, the elegant course of Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida who is hosting the PGA Tour Players Championship- and finish the last day at Pebble Beach Golf Links, California, considered among the most beautiful golf courses in the world.
Another specialized company is Golf Plan, which offers custom golf travel in over 60 countries, thanks to a team that has researched and selected the best golf courses worldwide. Founded in 1972 by landscape architect Ronald Fream, the company is responsible for a program especially tailored according to the skills of each player, advising and accompanying them throughout the entire experience.
Golf Plan provides the opportunity to play golf in such varied locations as the Italian Tuscany, in the foothills of the Apennines; in the medieval city of Carcassonne in southern France, or an exclusive resort in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. In each place the golf courses are as special as the surroundings. A unique approach is to play in any of the twelve courses of Le Touessrok in Mauritius Island. This resort has two private islands and golf courses that have been listed in the top ten of the world.
Golf lovers can plan their perfect vacation and make their dreams a reality by choosing every detail from the most elegant and exclusive options. ■