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Can I Play Golf on My Honeymoon?

Honeymoon golf. Is it allowed?

Honeymoon golf. Is it allowed?

“Can I hit the links during my honeymoon?” This is probably one of the most common questions we get asked by grooms – and I really can’t blame them for asking. Most couples travel to warm, waterfront locations for their honeymoon – locations with plenty of golf courses nearby. For golfers, it’s only natural to want to get out and test your skill against the local challenges. However, suggesting a golf outing to your new wife can be tricky.

Here are a few things to think about before you book that tee time:

Marriage is, after all, about compromise

We recently polled ten of our Twitter and Facebook friends on the topic and the vote went 9-1 in favor of the groom being allowed to play as long as there was another daytime activity that the bride would want to do solo. We couldn’t agree more with this stance. Making compromises is a huge part of any healthy marriage.

Is she a golfer?

If the answer to this question is yes, you’re in the clear. Try setting up a tee time for the both of you. Most courses will have clubs that can be rented for a small fee. The only negative side to this is that you’re probably going to have to let her win… ahh who am I kidding, she’d probably beat you anyway!

Be smart

If you do happen to find yourself on the golf course, use your brain. While getting to play is a nice addition to the honeymoon, you must remember that it is your honeymoon. Only play nine holes,  don’t get drunk and be home when you say you will be. This is just good ‘ol fashion common sense, guys.


So what do you think? Should the groom be able to play golf on his honeymoon? Yes? No? Only if the bride is a golfer as well? Let us know in the comments section below.

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One Response to “Can I Play Golf on My Honeymoon?”

  1. Barbara's Brides Says:

    I think it is definitely okay for the groom to play golf, especially if she plans to spend time at the spa or at the pool. My husband and I have done that for 20 years while vacationing and it works out perfect. I get my downtime and so does he.

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