Frequently asked questions
Which destinations does CGE Golf offer?
CGE Golf has built a significant number of destinations since we started our golf tour business some 10 years ago. You have many choices including the very popular and highly demanded Mission Hills Golf club in Shenzhen/Dongguan and their Mission Hills Haikou facility of Hainan Island, an amazing 22 courses in all. You should always include the Sheraton Dunes complex just a 2 hour drive from Haikou for some stunning golf. Vietnam, in particular Danang's "Golf Coast" is currently very popular with 7 championship courses to choose from. The great courses around Hua Hin, Bangkok and Pattaya in Thailand are popular and New Zealand with its breathtaking courses on both the North and South Islands are a favorite of many golfers. Bucket list and well known destinations in the USA, Scotland, Ireland and Europe are far more achievable than you think, so chat to us about these destinations. If you would like to check any of our destinations, please contact us on 0413736245 or email@example.com. We look forward to being of assistance to you and your golf group.
Do you cater for 1 person, couples or must it be a group?
At CGE Golf we look after anyone who wants to travel to enjoy golf overseas whether you’re on your own, a couple travelling or in a group . There are no maximum number of participants as we have looked after groups of 120+.and arrange a Pro Am in conjunction with the PGA of Australia for 160+ players and guests
Do you run escorted tours or tournaments?
We have a number of escorted tours running through the year to locations including Mission Hills China, Hainan Island, South Africa, USA, Japan and more. We also have tournaments including our Pro Am wit the PGA of Australia & the 2 Resort Challenge in Hainan Island
What happens if my non-golfing partner wants to join me?
We can assist as we know they will also love the various locations. Whether their preference is to go shopping, see local attractions, learn about the local culture and history or relax around the resort pool, we can assist.
What’s the best time of year to visit my destination of choice?
There are many factors to consider when deciding when to travel, including the weather.. If you would like to discuss the most appropriate time of year for your golf holiday call us on 0413736245 in Australia or email firstname.lastname@example.org we would be delighted to help you.
What is the typical weather for my destination?
We suggest you visit https://www.worldtravelguide.net/ web site to check the typical weather for your location or contact us for more details.
How should I protect my golf clubs?
We recommend you pack your clubs and golf bag into a coverall or travel cover and use a Club Glove Stiff Arm or similar inside your golf bag to help protect your clubs from damage. You can also pack your wet weather gear or towels inside the top of your golf bag to help further protect your clubs.
Should I have travel insurance?
It is strongly recommended you purchase travel insurance. Medical costs can mount up when overseas and lost or damaged luggage could ruin your trip. Contact us for a discounted quote with CoverMore, Australis's premier travel insurer.
Does my credit card cover travel insurance?
Some credit cards do include a limited travel insurance cover so we recommend that you you check the full details with your card insurance. If you are unsure there are a number of other companies providing extensive travel insurance including CoverMore Travel Insurance ~ Australia’s premier travel insurance providers. CGE Golf can arrange a quote at a discounted price.
Do I need a visa for the country I’m visiting?
Visa requirements vary from country to country. We would be delighted to provide you with information in relation to your specific destination, however as person's circumstances can vary, the ultimate responsibility in relation to Visa requirements falls with each individual traveler.
Should I take cash with me, use a money exchanger or an ATM to obtain local currency?
We suggest taking some of your own currency which you can easily change at the hotel’s reception desk. Note that when withdrawing local currency at an ATM fees can be high so check with your bank first t. Using a local money exchanger often provides a more favorable rate but be very careful to ensure they have given you the correct amount of money. We find exchange services at airports to be an expensive way to buy local currencies.
Do I need vaccinations?
This really does depend on your country of travel. As a general rule, vaccinations are not required. We recommend you enquire with your GP about the need for specific inoculations that relate to your own circumstances and destination of travel.
I take prescription medications ~ what should I do before traveling?
For those people taking prescription medication with you we suggest you obtain a letter from your doctor outlining the medication being carried and bring repeat prescriptions with you in case of prolonged delays.
My Passport runs out a few months after I depart for my trip, do I need a new one?
Your passport MUST have 6 months validity from your date of departure for your trip. We recommend that you obtain a new passport well in advance of departure or when applying for any visas.
Will I have access to the Internet while away?
Most venues provide complimentary Internet. Please be careful when using your mobile devices for internet connection as the cost may be excessive. Check with your provider before departure.
Can I access Google, Facebook, Instagram etc while in China?
China has a block on all social media, WhatsApp, Google search engines, gmail etc when using wifi however you can access them when using the mobile network though this does require the use of mobile data. If you wish to have access when on wifi then the use of a VPN (Virtual Private Network) App will help you though once again China tries to block these too. We find Betternet, Hexatech, Express VPN and others do work at times so its best to download an app before you depart. Facetime and text messaging are both accessible without issue over wifi.
Is there any App which allows messaging when in China?
Wechat is the main communication system in China and connection with those overseas. Download the App before you depart and suggest your family and friends do the same, this way you can stay in touch anywhere in China. Just be careful of commentary to ensure you do not contravene any acceptable standards.
What is my checked baggage allowance?
Airlines differ significantly some allow golf clubs as part of the standard baggage rates others require pre-purchase of extra baggage. The amount of checked baggage also depends upon your class of travel and any Frequent flyer status you may have with the airline. We suggest you go to your carriers web site and check those details.
How can people contact me in an emergency when I’m overseas?
Leave your itinerary with those who may need to contact you and we also recommend that you register your trip with your Government authority, in Australia that is smartraveller.gov.au. Whenever you travel unexpected situations can arise both at home and abroad, in some cases it may be necessary for the Government to contact you. It may take you a few minutes to complete however that time could save many hours of searching should someone need to contact you urgently while you are away.