Golf Travel Insurance

Cover for your golf equipment if it's lost or stolen.

What's covered?
Pre-existing medical conditions and directory

5 Star Travel Insurance from Admiral

5 Star rated Platinum level Travel Insurance

Our Platinum level cover has Defaqto's 5 Star rating.

Covid-19 - what our travel insurance covers

Our travel insurance now covers you for certain events related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), as long as you have a medically approved positive Covid-19 test from a registered medical practitioner and your cover is active at the time of the event.

What we cover

  • Emergency medical and repatriation costs if you become ill with COVID-19 while abroad and must self-isolate
  • Trip cancellation if you (or another travel companion named on your policy) are diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days of your trip departure
  • Cutting short your trip because you’re denied boarding on your pre-booked outbound travel due to symptoms of COVID-19
  • Trip cancellation because of the hospitalisation or death of a close relative due to Covid-19 within the 14 days prior to your trip departure
  • You can't continue with a pre-booked excursion because you've been ordered to self isolate by a government authority because you contracted Covid-19 while on your trip
  • Cutting short your trip due to your death or the death of a close relative from Covid-19

What we don’t cover

  • If you had reason to believe your trip may be cancelled, postponed or cut short when you booked it, purchased your policy or started your trip (e.g. you had reason to believe you may have Covid-19, you were experiencing symptoms, awaiting test results or you knew of the need to take a test or to self-isolate)
  • Cancelling, cutting short your trip or being unable to continue with a trip or pre-booked excursion because you’re required to self-isolate due to the potential exposure to Covid-19 (for example being contacted by NHS track and trace) except for reasons specified
  • If you travel against Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice. You will need to check the travel advice for all countries you visit or will transit through
  • Cancelling or cutting short your trip due to the FCDO changing its advice regarding your destination or countries you will transit through due to COVID-19
  • Costs incurred as a result of a local outbreak of COVID-19 that meant you couldn’t stay in your pre-booked accommodation or vessel
  • Due to travel restrictions or quarantine imposed by any government or public authority, including local lockdowns, being denied entry and compulsory entry requirements

For more information about how Coronavirus (COVID-19) affects your travel cover, see our FAQ page. And remember to check the policy booklet carefully before you buy to make sure our cover meets your needs.

What's covered with Golf Travel Insurance?

Admiral Golf Travel Insurance protects your golf equipment, including clubs, if they're lost, stolen or damaged while you’re away. It also pays for replacement equipment hire and lost green fees if you can’t get out on the course.

Admiral's Golf Travel Insurance extension can be added to get the following benefits:




Damaged, lost, or stolen golf equipment


(£150 Excess)


(£75 Excess)


(£50 Excess)

Replacement equipment hire

(£50 per complete 24 hrs)

Max £500 Max £500 Max £500

Lost green fees

(£50 per complete 24 hrs)

Max £500 Max £500 Max £500

Make sure your golf clubs are covered

Whether you have 18 holes pencilled in everyday or just a couple of rounds with your partner, Admiral Travel Insurance with our Golf Travel Insurance upgrade offers the peace of mind you need before setting foot on the fairways.

If you're taking your own clubs why not add the Golf Club Travel Insurance upgrade to your Admiral holiday insurance to cover:

  • Damaged, lost or stolen golf equipment
  • Replacement equipment hire
  • Lost green fees

All levels of cover with the Golf Travel Insurance upgrade will pay a maximum of £1,500 if your equipment gets lost, stolen or damaged and we'll also pay a maximum of £500 (£50 per complete 24 hours) towards the cost of hiring replacement clubs.

If you're taken ill while playing golf, or you get injured, rest assured all levels of cover offer up to £50 per complete 24 hours for non-refundable green fees, up to a maximum of £500.

What happens if my golfing holiday is cancelled?

In the unfortunate event your holiday is cancelled, you’ll be covered for certain cancellation reasons with Admiral Travel Insurance.

Depending on the level of cover you choose – Admiral, Admiral Gold or Admiral Platinum Cover – you could receive up to £5,000 to cover the costs of your trip (regardless of whether you added the golf upgrade or not).

Cancellation reasons that are covered include:

  • Death, illness, injury or complications of pregnancy or childbirth The death, serious injury, serious illness or complications of pregnancy or childbirth of you, your travel companion, a close relative, a close business associate or anyone outside your home area you planned to stay with
  • FCDO advice If you can’t travel to your intended destination due to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice for your destination changing to as a minimum ‘advise against all but essential travel’ after buying your policy or booking any individual trip, whichever is later

You can read the full list of cancellation reasons we cover in our policy documents.

What if I have a pre-existing medical condition?

A pre-existing medical condition is a short or long term illness or injury you have or have had before you buy travel insurance. This includes having symptoms, tests, diagnosis or medical treatment for a condition.

You can declare your pre-existing medical conditions during the quote process to see if we can offer cover. If you’re unsure what needs to be declared or if you're unable to find your condition on the medical conditions list, please contact us on 0333 234 9913.

Your pre-existing medical conditions won’t be covered unless you’ve:

  • Declared them all on your policy
  • Received written confirmation that we’ll cover your medical condition
  • Paid any additional premium in full

Policy terms and conditions apply. Please note, if you’ve had a positive diagnosis of Covid-19 and been prescribed medication, received treatment, or had a consultation with a doctor or hospital specialist for any medical condition in the past two years, this needs to be declared on your policy.

If you don’t tell us about your pre-existing medical conditions or give us incorrect information, your policy may be invalid, and we may refuse all or part of any claim you submit.

For a quote with us, click the green button above.

The MoneyHelper directory

If you require cover for more serious medical conditions, MoneyHelper may be able to help you find specialist travel insurance through their medical directory.

If you wish to get in touch with them you can call them on 0800 138 7777 or find them online. (Monday to Friday 8:00-18:00, closed on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays.)

How do I get a Golf Travel Insurance quote?

You can call 0333 234 9913 for an Admiral Travel Insurance quote and ask to add on the Golf Upgrade, alternatively you can buy online and select ‘Golf Upgrade’ during the quote process.

Your questions answered

We're sure you'll love our great products but maybe you have a few questions. You can find answers in this section.

What's covered under lost green fees?

We will pay up to £50 per day (maximum of £500) towards the daily allowance for non-refundable pre-paid green fees, golf equipment hire fees and tuition fees which are not used due to an accident injury or illness, and adverse weather causing the course to close.

How do I make a claim?

For non-medical emergency claims:

  • Where policies were renewed before 5 May 2020, call our claims team on 01243 218 437 between 8:00 and 20:00 Monday to Friday and 9:00 until 16:00 Saturday
  • For cover bought or renewed after 5 May 2020, call our claims team on 0333 234 9914 from 9:00 until 17:00 from Monday to Friday

If your equipment is stolen you must report it to the police within the first 24 hours.

It will help your claim if you can produce receipts for your golfing equipment, or a credit card or bank statement.

If you fall ill while you’re on holiday you must produce a doctor’s note if you are claiming for missed play due to ill health.

What golf equipment is covered with the upgrade?

We will pay up to the policy limits for any loss, theft or damage to the following equipment that you own: golf clubs, golf bags, golf shoes and a non-motorised golf trolley.

Do I need specialist golf travel insurance?

It’s not compulsory to have specialist golf travel insurance, but it’s a good idea to make sure you’re covered in case the worst happens. Our Golf Travel Insurance upgrade covers:

  • Damaged, lost or stolen golf equipment
  • Replacement equipment hire
  • Lost green fees

This is in addition to the cover you get with your standard travel insurance.

Getting the most out of your trip

Going anywhere nice?

Off to one of the destinations below? Take a look at our guides for some hints and tips on what you need to remember.

Travel insurance that suits you

Whether you're travelling solo, with your family, or with a little one on the way, read our guides to make sure our cover is right for you.

Travel Insurance upgrades

Whether you want the adrenaline rush of a skiing holiday, or fancy taking to the seas on a cruise, you'll need to add extra cover to your policy.