Heading out for a vacation can be a headache, although it is supposed to be one of the most relaxing times of your entire year. You think back to last year’s fiasco when little Jenny did not bring her favorite dolly and was inconsolable for the first three days of the entire trip. Or, when you forgot your contact lens solution and had to pull out the emergency glasses and walked around disguised as “Nerd-boy”. And what about three years ago when your wife forgot her birth control pills, and then apparently forgot that she forgot them. Hello, little Jenny!
Forgetting things is bad enough, but what if you pack all of the wrong things for the trip or the destination? What if you walk into the dining room and find out that you are wildly underdressed? Will that make for a relaxing trip? Most likely not. The best bet for a relaxing, enjoyable vacation is careful planning, not only for the when, where, and how of the trip itself, but for the what, once you get there. What will you need to have? What will be provided to you? What will you have access to? And what will you have to do without if you should happen to forget it.
Do some leg-work, finding out about dress codes, expected weather conditions, and scheduled events. You do not want to have the chance of meeting your favorite golfing icon in your grubby khaki’s right? Lay out your clothing, including one formal outfit for each adult in your group, and then decide what shoes or other accessories you will need for each. Careful packing will help limit the number of bags that you have for your final count. Making a list of each item as you pack them can be helpful as well. Lay out medications, making sure any prescription meds are in the original, clearly marked bottle. Other assorted toiletries to consider would include: sun block, bug spray and ointment, and antibacterial hand wash. Make sure that you know and understand the most current airline regulation regarding liquid items and such to avoid problems before your flight.
If you have any doubts that you are packing the right items for your golf trip, then email or call the resort directly and ask the staff there for their guidance. They should be more than happy to walk you through some of their regulations and suggestions, as well as letting you know exactly what you will need to pack.