In a previous article, we explained that golf was a great team building exercise that would be relaxing as well. Many companies organize corporate golf trip to great and exotic locations like Thailand or Vietnam. These trips can rejuvenate your employees and have a positive impact on their productivity.
However, most people are intimidated by the task of planning these golf trips. At Pattaya Golf Trips, we’ve put together this brief guide that would help you. Here’s what you need to do to plan a successful corporate golf trip.
Consider Your Employees
It’s best to get the opinion of your employees before you start your golf trip. You can assess the skills of your employees and check if they like golf or have ever tried playing it. It’s never a good idea to force your employees to participate in a game or trip that they simply can’t enjoy. A good way to gauge the level of interest is to conduct a survey. If most of your employees respond positively, you can start planning the trip.
You can pick golfing destinations within Australia or explore the courses of a different country like Thailand, Vietnam, and other such destinations. There are some excellent courses in these countries that can be challenging or just plain fun. You should do some research because some golf courses will not allow corporate golf trips. They don’t encourage non-golfers on their green.
However, there are other courses that conduct specific corporate trip programs. A brief search online would tell you which golf courses provide corporate packages. You can also contact golf tour organizers to handle the task for you. That way, you won’t have to plan anything and can just relax while the tour organizers handle the technicalities.
Choose the Right Golf Course
This is important. As we mentioned above, there are some courses that just don’t permit non-golfers. That’s the first thing you need to keep in mind when you plan a golf trip. You should also consider the diverse capabilities of your people. Big, 18-hole courses are a thrilling challenge for an experienced golfer, but an amateur would quickly tire of the length of the game and the challenge. Big courses can be physically and mentally demanding, after all. It’s a good idea to choose a 9-golf course. It would present the right amount of challenge to your experienced golfers and yet be easy enough to navigate that non-golfers wouldn’t have trouble.
You should also look into golf courses that have practice greens where non-golfers can learn how to handle the club and practice a few swings. That would ensure that they’ll be able to participate in the game.
Once you’ve planned everything, you should start making the arrangements. It’s best to make your bookings and reservations well in advance. During the peak golfing seasons, many courses are often booked and the hotels around it have higher rates. Once you’ve chosen the destination, you should check the peak golfing season of the location. If you’re on a limited budget, it would be a good idea to book a course during the off-season.
Golf can be a great way for your employees to relax and build a good relationship with each other. If you have any questions about golf as a team building exercise or golf trips, you can get in touch with us at Pattaya Golf Trips. Just fill in this contact us form and we’ll get back to you. You can also call us on 0499 013 536, and we’ll be happy to hear from you.
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