Golf Buggy Rental Information
Golf Buggies! They are probably the trickiest issue when booking your golf holiday… compulsory with an extra charge at some courses… not required at all at some flat courses… some of the group want them, some of the group don’t… can you drive on the fairways today… or are they to be driven only on the buggy paths… I’m in a group with an odd number of players, so is there a reduction for the buggy for the single player… the list of queries and issues is endless!!
So, here is our concise – but not exhaustive – guide to golf buggies for your golf holiday:
The standard golf buggy rental charge varies from course to course and can also depend on the season, but as a rough guide they start from approx. €30 and can cost up to €70 at certain high-end golf courses, but at most holiday golf courses they are around the €35 – €45 mark.
However, the best value golf buggy rental fees are where we have a “golf & buggy deal” available that includes a green fee for 1 or 2 players with buggy included. This type of special offer tends to be available in the summer months when the temperatures are high and green fees are low, so a special offer such as this in the summer can be cheaper than just the green fee during the golfing seasons.
Some golf courses only make golf & buggy deals available for multiples of 2 players booking together, so for groups with an odd number of players you will sometimes need to book for example 2 players with the buggy included on the special offer, plus a single green fee with the extra buggy paid on arrival.
Some golf courses – Monte Rei for example – include a buggy with all green fees, so the price quoted includes this service. We will advise on booking if this is the case.
Other courses simply do not offer a pre-paid buggy option at all at any time of the year and sometimes the best we can offer is a confirmed buggy reservation with the rental fee for the buggy being paid direct to the pro-shop on arrival at the rack rate.
Unfortunately, there are even some golf courses that don’t offer any buggy reservation or prepayment service at all, and sadly all that you can do is hope that a buggy will be available for you on arrival for payment at the rack rate to the pro-shop. Clearly this is less than ideal for most groups, and again we can advise on this when you are booking your golf. If for medical or other reasons you absolutely must have a buggy please let us know as this will help determine which courses will be suitable for you.
On that point, if you do have a medical certificate from a doctor that shows that you must have a buggy it can be very helpful to let us know about this in advance as it can be the magic key needed to ensure that the golf course saves a buggy for you on the day of play.
Apart from the above points, we can only recommend that you follow all instructions regarding buggy usage provided on the day by the golf course you are playing at, that you have your own fully comprehensive golf insurance that includes cover for buggy use, and that if you want further info about golf buggies at any of the courses we offer that you advise us as early in the booking process as possible.
If your specific query isn’t listed or answered here, just give us a quick call and we will do our very best to assist!
Golf Buggies Always Included at the Following Courses...
Frequently Asked Questions about Golf Buggies
The costs of golf buggies can vary quite a lot, but generally somewhere between €30 and €40 per round, per buggy is usual. But we have known them to be as low as €20 per buggy, per round and up to €70 at some of the more high-end premium courses. However, many golf courses are now catching onto the fact that including the golf buggy with the price of the green fee is a major attraction for visiting golfers, so more and more golf clubs now include the buggy with your green fee - so effectively offering a zero cost, free of charge golf buggy!
In general, all golf courses will have a fleet of at least a few buggies, with some - such as Monte Rei and the 2 Amendoeira courses - automatically including golf buggies with all green fees. However, most golf clubs won;t always have enough golf buggies to guarantee availability, so if possible it is always worth pre-booking or reserving your golf holiday golf buggies to avoid any disappointment or problems on arrival (see below).
Unfortunately, the answer to this is usually no. However, a few courses do offer a "per seat" price for the golf buggy so that single golfers can benefit from half-price buggies, but this is quite rare... So, if you are a single golfer booking a few rounds of golf with The Golf Travel People we recommend advising us at the point of quotation that you will require a buggy and we can look for deals that include 1 player with buggy as this is generally the most cost-effective way to book your golf with buggy included for 1 player.
Yes, absolutely you can! In fact, we totally recommend doing this if you know that you will definitely be needing golf buggy rental as without the pre-reservation of your buggies there is always the chance that they will have sold out prior to your tee time and you could be disappointed. This is particularly important if you have a medical or mobility issue that means that you cannot play your round of golf without the buggy, so it is vital that you advise of your preference for golf buggies as soon as you possibly can. Not all courses allow us to include the buggy rental in the price we charge to you for the golf bookings, so where this is not possible we will always try to reserve your golf buggies for payment directly to the pro-shop on the days of play.