$2,000 and a dream: one budget, three very different golf vacations – Travel – Brief Article
TAKING A GOLF TRIP IS NO EASY FEAT. There’s the planning. The arranging. The booking. And then there’s the most important part of all: getting your spouse to sign off on the budget.
We figure the magic budget number for a golf trip these days is around $2,000. It’s a nice piece of change, to be sure, but we’ll venture most golfers could get their significant other’s green light for the rare two-grand splurge.
Isn’t that right, dear? Dear? Are you with us? Good.
To see just how far $2,000 will go, we handed over that sum to three of our favorite writers and told them to design their own golf trips. Humorist Henry Beard went looking for Ireland and wound up in Oregon. Jeffrey Toobin, a staff writer for The New Yorker, fled the bright lights of Manhattan for … the bright lights of Las Vegas. And Vanity Fair special contributor Bryan Burrough did his best to live up to that magazine’s stylish reputation by taking a four-day trip to Myrtle Beach. Here is what they found.
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