Hi Mate, just thought I’d throw a few suggestions at Ya.
Pending on when you elect to travel, and the length of time you intend to spend,
there are many great options to consider.
If you are interested in playing in Ireland or Scotland, then yes, July/August would be appropriate. I can speak from my experience going to Ireland, it was the greatest golf trip I have ever had. Yes, you can expect to possible play in cooler temps and the possibilities of rain showers are potentially great. But, the experience is a lifelong remembrance.
You could possible attend both the Open and the Senior Open during this time frame.
Ireland has many great courses which to play. Travel around the isle is relatively a hop, skip and a jump to many courses. The Irish are great people; expect to enjoy a few pints with many of the locals in the pubs. Accommodations are abundant with many of the Bed & Breakfast Inns, Manors or Castles. You will need to book tee times at the popular courses a year in advance!
China? Maybe consider this great hidden Gem. Mission Hills Golf Club in southern China's Guangdong Province. Mission Hills is the world's largest -- and bringing in top-shelf talent – catch the HSBC event. They boasted the strongest field ever assembled in Asia.
Dubai? Incredible, the fastest growing city in the world! Extraordinary structures and achievements, built without any cost considerations. Golf may have its limitations, haven’t honestly explored the possibilities. Attending the Dubai Classic would certainly be worth the time.
Hawaii? Maui, truly paradise. Catch the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, and then jump over to Honolulu for the Sony Open. Golf is not too shabby on the Isles. There are many great courses to consider.
Then there’s the O’l – “U S of A”
I traveled many years in the desert Southwest during January / February, visiting friends and playing golf. One year, I attended the Bob Hope Classic, Buick Open at Torrey Pines, then the Phoenix Open. The dessert is truly the Golfing Mecca of the World. Want to add an “Exclamation Point” to your trip. Spend your last two days of the vacation in the city of lost wages – Las Vegas!!!
Of course the spring time always brings joy to everyone’s hearts and it’s Master Time!!!
Tickets are difficult to obtain, but probably available through many travel agents.
Travel the South during your visit and play the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, or the Bobby Jones Courses.
What an Itinerary, think I’ll go pack a few bags myself.