Heading to Hammock Beach Golf: What do you pack for a five day golf trip?

Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort

Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort

I just checked the weather report. Jacksonville Florida, Hammock Beach Resort is going to have perfect golf weather in the coming week: Days: 78 degrees, nights: 58 degrees, chance of rain, next to none. I am psyched!

There are 16 of us from the Tee Club in Hingham heading south on Thursday morning. Jet Blue, early morning flight. The challenge: to pack just what I need and no more. I’d love to pack most of my clothes in the golf bag, not only does that save on a second bag but it helps protect the clubs. Thankfully no heavy wooly sweaters are required, but clothes that can easily be layered are a must (just in case there’s a chill in the air first thing in the morning.)

So here’s my list in order of priority:

  1. golf balls (lots of them!) The Ocean Course has six holes right along the shoreline! Yikes!
  2. one light jacket
  3. one light sweater for those late nights at the local bistro or early morning coffee on the balcony
  4. one pair of long pants
  5. two pairs of shorts
  6. five tops
  7. jacket, scarf, and mittens! (for the return trip back to chilly New England.)
  8. And then all the other stuff you can’t travel without… all liquids and gels in tiny little bottles etc. etc. etc.
  9. Plus the essentials no woman would be without… you name it, it’s included. 🙂

We are playing three courses: both Ocean and Conservatory at Hammock Beach and then on Saturday, we hit the LPGA International, Legends for a 9 am tee time. I’ll be taking lots of pics and reporting back so stay tuned.

This is going to be fun!

Are you traveling for golf this “off-season?” Where to? And what do you pack?


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