Last minute deals have become viral in the tourism industry over the past decade or so. Everybody is trying to get cheap flights by booking at the very last minute when the seats on the place are worth zero with nobody sitting in them. Hotel rooms are going for ridiculously cheap at the last minute when the hotel realize that they would rather someone fill the room for $10 a night rather than have it empty. The travel industry has finally caught up with this trend. Golfers across the world and now visiting travel websites looking for discount golf vacations where they can get 7 days of 18 hole rounds in countries like Portugal for the price of 18 holes at their nearest championship course.
Courses, hotels and travel companies are now using the power of the Internet to fill up their tee times, rooms and resorts during low seasons. It's a case of "everybody wins": Rather than having a pristine course with nobody playing it, or a beachfront hotel with nobody staying there, these companies can now offer last minute golf breaks. This means that they can have players using their facilities and contributing to overheads, while the hackers get golf last minute deals for insanely cheap prices.
That said, last minute golf vacations are not for everybody. Some people need to organize their holiday months in advance. They need to book the time off work, they need to wait for the kids school holiday and they need to coordinate dates with their buddies. For those people last minute golf bookings may be a little too spontaneous and improvised for their tastes. However, for the person who gets a rush of excitement from buying a standby ticket, packing everything they need in 30 minutes, grabbing their clubs and heading to the airport, last minute golf trips are ideal.
But don't think that last minute golf holidays are only for single bachelors who don't have kids or a mortgage. Many travel companies will help you find last minute golf vacation deals to suit your needs. Saving big money on golf breaks should be available to everybody and if you can only go during certain months of the year then they will put together a few packages for you to choose from.
Where do the savings come from when you order last minutes golf? Here are a few examples to get you, your accountant and bank manager excited:
Our version of top 10 Algarve hotels with golfing facilities
Best offers for golf holidays from resorts and tour operators.