Depending on where you live, you may not be able to golf all year round. If that is the case, then you’ll want to be traveling around the country or even world to head to a new course. Whether it is during a holiday season vacation or just one for the fun of it, we’ve got you covered in apps you’ll need to find your way to the links. Your smartphone is going to be an essential tool to help plan for golf trips all year round.
Starting Your Trip
The first couple apps are essential for when you’re on the trip and can then be used when you’re back on the home court. Golf Genius will help you set up an all in one golf managing system from your phone. What does this entail exactly? It has all the information for spreadsheets filled of handicaps, scores, pairings and tournaments. It will also be able to calculate any payoffs and monitor your future golf, hotel and dining out plans.
All golfers know how important it is to get out there when the weather is right. This weather app is all you’ll ever need to keep you playing in the sunshine or on an opportune day. It’s also perfect for planning out your trips. For example, if you check out a week forecast with the app, you can tell if that is going to be a good day to travel or not and head to the links.
Traveling to the Location
Sometimes we like to pack up the bags and throw our clubs and luggage into the trunk of the car. If that’s the case and you’ll be taking a miniature road trip, check out GasBuddy. It can be annoying to have to keep fueling up along the way and missing major savings from gas stations with lower prices. For those looking out on the road, they can use the app to find the nearest station, stay fueled up, and save some money.
For those of you packing up for a plane ride or car ride, the hardest part about the process is getting all of your belongings together and not forgetting anything major. There is an app that is of immense help during this crucial planning phase. It is called Packing Pro and assists you by asking questions about your trip and then relaying back what you need to pack. It’s a comprehensive and all together format that will make sure nothing is forgotten.
Fun on the Ride
At some point you’ll be a passenger, and what better way to waste some time then play some virtual golf games. Flick Golf is a little app that will be like playing with your fingers on your phone. It tallies up points and keeps you with that competitive edge. Overall, a lot of these apps are must have for travel in general and keeping your traveling golf game intact.
This guest article was written by Max Crawford who is a keen traveler, enjoying golfing holidays and European city breaks. He writes about both in his articles.