Playing a new golf course is always fun! The challenge of new terrain and greens, a different view, and just being someplace new always bring a sense of adventure to the game. However, before you set off for a new course, do a little research. We’ve got a list of 5 things to do before playing a new course.
First, visit the course’s website and book your tee times. Some courses have “member only” days, so you’ll want to plan accordingly. If necessary call the pro shop to find out the best times to book and how far in advance you can book. Some courses allow you to book up to 10 days in advance, while others only allow you to book 5-7 days in advance.
Next, make sure there aren’t any events happening that might impede your experience. Tournaments can often slow play for those just out for a day of golf.
Then, check out the course itself. Most websites will have a tour of the course, or at least the score card to show you what holes look like, how long the course is, etc. Knowing a little about the course beforehand can be helpful! Many will often mention here if the course is a walking course, or if cart fees are included with all greens fees. There are courses, like ours, that make walking 18 holes a feat!
Before you arrive at the course make sure to check out their dress code. If you can’t find that online, be sure to call and ask. No one wants to show up to a new course only to be told they need a collared shirt or slacks.
Finally, be prepared to tip the golf cart attendants. If they load the cart for you and clean your clubs at the end of your round, they deserve a tip!
We hope these quick tips help you to have a great time when you head out to explore a new course! Ready to book a tee time with us? Click here!