In terms of the overall enjoyment of your trip, a suitable mode of transport is as important as the choice of golf courses or accommodation. There is little fun to be derived from missing a tee time through a broken down rental vehicle or taking a scenic route in a coach that has seen better days, so don’t underestimate the importance of suitable transportation.
For groups of all sizes, you essentially have two choices. You can either choose to self-drive or opt for the chauffeur driven alternative. Self-drive trips work well for smaller groups of four to six golfers in that one vehicle can suffice and the driving duties can be shared but for groups of more than six, it really does make sense to choose the chauffeured option.
Offering the obvious benefits of not getting lost and the ability to enjoy more than one post round beverage, the chauffeured option adds so much to your trip in terms of comfort, time and not least the knowledge and personality of your driver. There is a vehicle to suit groups of all sizes, while all vehicles have been tailored with the interests of golfers in mind.
And finally if your ideal golf trip requires a helicopter, then that can be arranged. Flying adds a different dimension to any trip and the experience of arriving by air at a venue like the Old Head surrounded by the ocean, is stunning. This makes the impossible a reality for those who might wish to play the likes of Royal County Down and Ballybunion in the same day.
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Just some of your transportation options are outlined below…
COACH FOR 4 GOLFERS
Although it’s more cost effective to go with a self-drive rental vehicle for groups of four golfers, you can also choose the chauffeured option and our range of suitable vehicles include either the Volkswagen Caravelle or Mercedes Viano.
COACH FOR 6 / 12 GOLFERS
For larger groups of six to twelve golfers, it makes sense to choose a coach and driver. The larger the group size, the more cost effective this option becomes. Our coaches in this bracket feature reclining leather seats, tables, fridge and full air conditioning.
COACH FOR 12 / 20 GOLFERS
Once you go over twelve golfers, you are looking at the larger vehicle, which can accommodate up to twenty golfers. Again, this vehicle type boasts a superb specification to include four tables, leather reclining seats, fridge, full air conditioning and satellite TV
COACH FOR 20 / 28 GOLFERS
For very large groups of up to 28 golfers, the coach specification includes four tables, reclining seats, fridge, full air conditioning, DVD and toilet. For groups of over 28 golfers, we advise that you consider two separate smaller vehicles
SELF DRIVE FOR 2 GOLFERS
There are a range of vehicles to choose from. Our vehicles in Scotland are automatic and range from, while in Ireland you can choose between automatic vehicles and less expensive manual vehicles. Vehicles range from the VW Jetta through to BMW 5 Series.
SELF DRIVE FOR 3 / 4 GOLFERS
For groups of three golfers and four golfers travelling lightly with luggage, you can consider the Peugeot 3008, Vauxhall Zafira or most appropriately the Ford Galaxy. The 3008 and Zafira cater for three golfers, with the Galaxy accommodating up to four golfers.
SELF DRIVE FOR 4 / 6 GOLFERS
For groups of four golfers requiring that bit more space for luggage and golf clubs, we recommend the VW Caravelle. This vehicle caters for up to six golfers if travelling lightly in terms of luggage but for anything more than six golfers, we recommend a coach and driver.
For those wishing to travel in style or to make an otherwise impossible journey a realistic part of your trip, helicopters transfers can be ideal. It is not the most economical method of travel but as a one-off, it can sometimes be the answer to a problematic logistical issue.