Best Travel Insurance For Golfers 2023

If you are going away then getting good travel insurance for any eventuality is a must.

Best Travel Insurance For Golfers
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Best Travel Insurance For Golfers

We all love a good golf trip don't we? Whether it is to Portugal, Spain, resorts in the United States, or even further afield to the UAE or Australia, the idea of playing golf abroad with friends is as good as it gets.

However before you get too excited and go about booking your next trip, there are several things you need to get right. For a start, if you are taking your golf clubs a good travel bag is a must and going one step further, making sure you have insurance on your clubs, as well as travel insurance for your entire trip, is arguably as important as it gets. Knowing you are covered for any eventuality allows you to properly relax.

There are loads of companies and plans out there which is good because there is a lot of choice, but at the same time this can be overwhelming so we have sought to help you out by narrowing down some of our top recommendations for travel insurance for golfers. 

Best Travel Insurance For Golfers

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Go Compare

The top way of getting the best quote on your travel insurance is through a comparison website. This allows you to tailor your package to what you want the most and from our experience Go Compare is one of the best. I never thought I would say that after the most annoying television adverts in history but the variety of  price and merchant is second to none. Additionally you get good choice in terms of cancellation, medical and baggage cover. 

Get a quote with Go Compare

Get a quote with Go Compare

You can get an easy quote from Go Compare by simply adding your travel information, some personal information, and what kind of cover you want as well. 

What to consider when buying travel insurance

So what are some of the things you need to consider when buying travel insurance? We have given some key factors and considerations below. First we would recommend checking your usual travel insurance provider to see if it covers golf whilst on holiday but on some occasions a specialist policy is needed.  

Damaged, stolen or lost golf equipment - If you are taking your pride and joys away with you this is probably the most important aspect to get right. We would recommend picking a plan that offers a good amount here, so that if the worst comes to the worst, you are properly covered. Also we would recommend having some kind of idea of how much your equipment is worth whether that be clubs, carts or tech. 

Just some of the other aspects to consider in a typical golf travel insurance plan are: 

Cover for non-refundable green fees, if you can't play due to an accident, sickness or adverse weather.

Replacement golf equipment hire

Financial failure protection if your travel company, hotel, or airline go into administration 

Medial and repatriation expenses

Personal liability insurance and legal costs, incase you injure another person while playing

Damage to third-party property, in case a wayward shot breaks a window or hits a car

Cost - Of course cost is an important factor to consider because there are plans at lots of different price points. Therefore we would recommend picking a plan that you can afford, whilst also making sure it offers enough cover for you as well.


How do you insure golf clubs when flying?

Plans with baggage insurance are recommended for travelers to protect belongings against loss, theft, or damage. For golfers traveling with their clubs, special consideration should be taken for plans with baggage insurance that offers sporting equipment coverage.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22