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  • jc, liverpool
    started a topic Golf trips on cruises.

    Golf trips on cruises.

    Hi all
    Last week on a cruise i tendered to a small harbour in Ireland called Dunsmore East,,,,20 min from Waterford.
    In the bay alongside us was Crystal Symphony
    Coming back from Waterford and while waiting for tender,several couples (American) from the Symphony turned up for their tender, carrying golf clubs.
    They said they where on a Round Britain cruise,and reckoned on playing a top course at most ports.
    Looking at their itinarary,that would be my dream (if i could afford it)
    Belfast=Royal Portrush.
    Greenock=Loch Lomond
    Liverpool=Royal Liverpool or Birkdale.
    Dublin=A lovely course at Howth.
    Anglesea,,,,,some good courses around Conwy.
    Some other stops around Scotland.

    I forgot to ask if they brought their clubs with them from the US,or if Crystal have a stock of clubs for use.

    I love golf,Thomson now have guided bike tours from the ships,about 20 bikes on each ship.
    I think it would be great if they had golf clubs for hire.Although lots of clubs hire them out,,,,,

    Just think,,,,,,Malaga=Parador golf,10 minutes away.
    Gibraltar=Valderrama,,,,20 mins.green fees only £240!!!
    Potugal=any number of great courses.

    Anyone ever taken their golf clubs on a cruise.
    JC

  • Seaweed, Canterbury
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    Fred Olsen used to do Golf cruises. The golfers used to be taken to the courses by coach at each port. I don't think they do it now although they still have the golf nets on board and sometimes instructors. I used to watch them from afar with great interest they seemed a happy bunch and had a wonderful time. I admire anyone that follows a sport on holiday but I just like to enjoy the journey and the ports. I think I will take up Loom Bands on my next cruise but maybe with full size rubber bands that would be interesting! See how long it would take me to make a rope right round the promenade deck! It could be used to attache the ship to the quay when docking would certainly allow for flexibility with the tide!
    bounce

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  • Hampshire Thorn, Fareham
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    Although I enjoy a regular round of golf, I have never played whilst on a cruise other than a few swings in the golf nets on board. I wouldn't leave my wife on her own when we reach a port and she doesn't play. I'm off on a golf break to France in October though, it's easy and not expensive living on the South Coast.

    We once saw two golfers, with their clubs, get out of a taxi on the quay as we sailed away from a Caribbean Island. I don't know if they got back on board.....................HT

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  • cornish girl, falmouth
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    I also met a group of them on a world cruise there aim was to play as many golf courses around the world,, CG

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  • Taffy, Wales
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    Playing golf arrange by the cruise line was popular when we sailed from the USA ,some people played 3 or 4 times on a 7 night cruise depending on the ports.
    We shared a Taxi with a young woman whose husband had gone on a golf trip.She was not happy at all ,but as she pointed out she had the credit card and it was about to be a very expensive round for him.
    I would not even consider playing golf on holiday ,my wife does not play so leaving her for a round of golf defiantly not....Taffy

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  • jimtheoldsalt, felixstowe
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    used to carry my clubs when I was deepsea,but then we would have at least 1 week in each port.Strangest course I played was in jeddah where I worked for six years,the course was one big bunker and one carried your own rubber mat around .
    Do not play now but have started my three grandsons on the game and for years helped the pro with the kids lessons,
    jim

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  • tuggy, warminster
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    I played at a course at Cadiz whilst on a cruise last year & the Green fee was 50 Euro Hire of clubs 20 Euro, Electric trolley 10 Euro, That's about £64 a lot cheaper than the last Club I used to be a member of in Surry the fees there are eye wateringly expensive you need a Hollywood A listed income to be a member their now.

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  • Garfield, Waterlooville
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    There's only one good thing aboug golf..hole number 19
    Regards
    Garfield

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    Hi Annie.
    Not a chance,,,,totally unsporty!!,,I,ve been trying to explain the offside rule in football to her for 33yrs,,,although we do go to the gym together.
    JC
    Hi JC

    If you start golfing on your cruises, your wife indulges in some retail therapy??

    Annie

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  • jc, liverpool
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    Originally posted by sylvc, milton keynes View Post
    My husband always tries to play a round of golf when on a cruise. He usually hires clubs at the golf clubs. We research before we go and contact the golf club. We have found all clubs to be really helpful. In Madeira for example they sent transport to collect him. He has always managed to be joined up with somebody and has been fortunate to play all over the world including Bermuda Spain Portugal Italy at some fantastic courses in 21 different countries.
    We have recently returned from an Avalon golf river cruise to Austria and Bavaria. Golf trips were organised alongside the regular tours and 12 people played. He did take his clubs for this cruise as they played at three different courses during the week. They were all spectacular. One of them was a private course which would normally cost £240 a round but they only had to pay £20.
    If golf is your thing but not your wife's, I can highly recommend this cruise as I was able to go on the alternative tours in the company of the other golf widows on the days they played golf.
    crystal cruises have a golf themed cruise every year and I'm sure they are fantastic but just too expensive for us.
    Hi sylvc.
    Sounds great....
    We used to do a golf trip to the Costa del Sol every Feb,,a group of us from work,,,,plus Ayrshire a few times.
    JC

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  • jc, liverpool
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    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
    As if we would

    Does your wife play golf??

    Annie
    Hi Annie.
    Not a chance,,,,totally unsporty!!,,I,ve been trying to explain the offside rule in football to her for 33yrs,,,although we do go to the gym together.
    JC

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    Hi all
    No comments of 'golf spoiling a good walk' please.
    JC
    As if we would

    Does your wife play golf??

    Annie

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  • sylvc, milton keynes
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    My husband always tries to play a round of golf when on a cruise. He usually hires clubs at the golf clubs. We research before we go and contact the golf club. We have found all clubs to be really helpful. In Madeira for example they sent transport to collect him. He has always managed to be joined up with somebody and has been fortunate to play all over the world including Bermuda Spain Portugal Italy at some fantastic courses in 21 different countries.
    We have recently returned from an Avalon golf river cruise to Austria and Bavaria. Golf trips were organised alongside the regular tours and 12 people played. He did take his clubs for this cruise as they played at three different courses during the week. They were all spectacular. One of them was a private course which would normally cost £240 a round but they only had to pay £20.
    If golf is your thing but not your wife's, I can highly recommend this cruise as I was able to go on the alternative tours in the company of the other golf widows on the days they played golf.
    crystal cruises have a golf themed cruise every year and I'm sure they are fantastic but just too expensive for us.

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  • jc, liverpool
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    Hi all
    No comments of 'golf spoiling a good walk' please.
    JC

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    Hi all
    Last week on a cruise i tendered to a small harbour in Ireland called Dunsmore East,,,,20 min from Waterford.
    In the bay alongside us was Crystal Symphony
    Coming back from Waterford and while waiting for tender,several couples (American) from the Symphony turned up for their tender, carrying golf clubs.
    They said they where on a Round Britain cruise,and reckoned on playing a top course at most ports.
    Looking at their itinarary,that would be my dream (if i could afford it)
    Belfast=Royal Portrush.
    Greenock=Loch Lomond
    Liverpool=Royal Liverpool or Birkdale.
    Dublin=A lovely course at Howth.
    Anglesea,,,,,some good courses around Conwy.
    Some other stops around Scotland.

    I forgot to ask if they brought their clubs with them from the US,or if Crystal have a stock of clubs for use.

    I love golf,Thomson now have guided bike tours from the ships,about 20 bikes on each ship.
    I think it would be great if they had golf clubs for hire.Although lots of clubs hire them out,,,,,

    Just think,,,,,,Malaga=Parador golf,10 minutes away.
    Gibraltar=Valderrama,,,,20 mins.green fees only £240!!!
    Potugal=any number of great courses.

    Anyone ever taken their golf clubs on a cruise.
    JC
    Hi JC

    I haven't but I met a British couple on my last MSC repo who boarded at Cape Town after spending 1 month touring South Africa playing golf. They had taken their own clubs

    At each POC starting with Walvis Bay, Namibia they had pre-booked a round of golf with a local guide.

    Apparently there is a Golf Camp being held on the Celebrity Equinox for 1 week beginning June 28th 2015.

    Annie
    Last edited by annie, Glasgow; 28th August 2014, 05:41 PM.

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