It’s spring, the time of year when thousands of golfers from the still chilly northeast are busy planning their golf vacation at Myrtle Beach. This golf lover’s paradise is rich in tourism and filled to the brim with golf courses, hotels, resorts and villas. The enormous number of places to stay and golf creates a competitive environment that is great for golfers looking for the best deals.
If you are planning a golf vacation to Myrtle Beach, you’re probably looking for a great package deal. Package deals are a win-win for both the business owners and their clients, since they provide great discounts and send business to the golf courses. The hardest decision you will have to make is which package is best for you. There are actually two main types of golf package businesses that can handle your vacation booking: Independent and Resort or Hotel.
An Independent Packager is a type of travel agent who is not affiliated with any one business and who puts together package deals, often including discounted airfare and lodging. Could you be your own Independent Packager? Absolutely! By using the internet, you can put together your own package deal but the question is, do you have the time to wade through all the possibilities? By using an Independent Packager, you are spending money to save money and letting someone who have the knowledge do that work for you.
Resort Packagers have a vested interest in filling empty hotel rooms and on the course at a specific site. In addition, the hotels are actually the driving force behind the rates on the courses. A hotel that is able to fill its rooms with golfers who will fill the greens has more clout than the course itself, which doesn’t have the advantage of offering accommodation. How does this kind of Packager benefit you? Since the hotels are controlling the amount of business, they can work with golf courses to provide lucrative package deals to draw customers.
So which kind of golf packager is right for your needs? Both have the ability to provide substantial discounts and if you have a resort or hotel that is a particular favorite, its to your advantage to use their Packager. If instead, you are flexible, and are seeking a variety of choices in golf packages, an Independent Packager might be right for you. If you start your search early enough in the season, you can compare the rates from either kind of Packager and choose the one that fits you to a tee!