Anybody who has ever organized a golf trip knows that the struggle comes in the details. Getting them right that is.
First, you need a destination. Well, that one is getting easier for Ontario golfers as more and more people are choosing to head south to New York to play the great courses of the Empire State. They take full advantage of the renowned natural landscape.
But who can you look to for assistance there? Well, Rod Christian and the New York Golf Trail (www.NYGolfTrail.com) have been filling that void for the last seven years. And demand continues to grow for their services.
“The quality of courses continues to attract people,” says Christian. “I talk to customers, and repeat customers, and people love the short drive, quality courses, and the hospitality.”
The offerings by the New York Golf Trail now cover seven regions within the state, with the most recent additions being the Hudson Valley and Niagara Region. You can also choose popular destinations like the Finger Lakes, Lake Placid, Cooperstown, Saratoga, and Central New York.
“We had seven courses when we started and now we offer twenty-seven. They have all been selected carefully for both quality and customer service,” Christian shared in a recent conversation.
“Pro shops at our partner courses and our partner hotels have all been great about making people feel welcome and like a special guest.”
They Take Care of Everything
The most attractive aspect beyond the destinations themselves is how much convenience the New York Trail service provides.
No longer do you need to search for the best prices, attempt to book tee times in advance, or, in the case of a group, have a leader collect all the money. Christian and his team handle that all for you. It is truly the easiest way to enjoy golf in the Empire State. Golfers just click on the trail website and fill out a request with the details of their trip. They’ll receive a customized quote within 24 hours.
This year alone there are groups as large as 80 relying on this system and plenty of couples and small groups as well. In record numbers. And much of that business is coming from Canada. Christian says business from north of the border amounted to about 40% of the trips booked in 2016 and is expected to grow to 50% in 2017. Canadians love New York State and the admiration is mutual.
Even with the current exchange rate there is a lot of value to be had in the packages, which can be very reasonable. Christian says a three night/four round stay in most common but the New York Golf Trail team can accommodate any length of stay.
Helping fill in the trips are the growing level of partnerships the Trail has developed. “We set up anything they need for their trip, whether that is ground transportation, winery tours, craft brewery tours, or a boat trip on the lake. Not only do we have the partnerships but we have the accommodations that are often just minutes away.”
So, if you are considering a golf trip to New York State this year, there is just one place to start your planning – www.NYGolfTrail.com. They have the insight and experience to plan your trip at the best rate possible, guide you to the golf and activities that fit your needs, and best of all, help you plan and take a vacation like you should – with no hassles.
“We make sure there are no little surprises on your trip,” assures Rod Christian. You can come and relax knowing all will be taken care of.”