CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO | If your destination golf buddy trips are anything like most of mine, “comfort” is not typically the first word that comes to mind. Whether it’s the arduous travel required simply getting to remote places such as Bandon Dunes, Sand Hills, Cabot or Barnbougle. Or the harrowing rides in an overstuffed rental car whistling down the wrong side of narrow roads just to make the next tee time in Ireland or Scotland. Or playing through every kind of weather in one 36-hole day at Royal Dornoch followed by a night on a cold closet floor because there weren’t enough twin beds to accommodate your whole group. Or unpacking and drying out all your gear after another rainy day on a links. Even the more accessible, charming and luxurious places like Pinehurst come with premium surcharges and frequent humidity.
We tolerate all of these discomforts because we care about the golf – the courses, the places, the friends and the experiences. It’s worth all the pain or inconvenience of packing too much into a tight itinerary just ...
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