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Tee Times: Things To Consider Before Booking

Once you have decided on a golf course to play, the next thing to do is book a tee time. If you are unfamiliar with the term, a tee time simply refers to your reserved slot on a course. Securing a schedule on a course may sound as easy as pie, but your choices and actions regarding tee times can greatly affect the quality of your game. This is true for both seasoned and newbie golf players. So when you feel ready to book a tee time, do not forget to take note of the following reminders:

Punctuality is a must.

If you want a rewarding golf game, the first thing to remember is to respect your tee time. Arriving late is almost not an option because you cannot expect the course or the staff to wait around or accept excuses. To be “on the dot” is not even enough because you should ideally be on the course at least 30 minutes before your slot. A tee time signals as the time your game begins so you should ideally be in position and ready to strike at this moment. Thus, getting into the golf course early will give you plenty of time to get ready for the game. Aside from jeopardizing your chance for a great golf score, being a few minutes late can make you lose your reservation. This means that you may have to wait a while for a slot to open up before the course can accommodate you. For those playing on a tournament, tardiness can mean losing a score or disqualification.

Be aware of tee time policies.

The methods and terms for booking tee times vary per golf course. It can be mandatory in one course but just an option in another. Some private golf clubs do not allow non-members to book tee times too. To be certain that you are making an informed decision, take the time to research about the tee time policies of a course before confirming a reservation. Even if you are the most punctual person around, unexpected things can still prevent you from making it on your tee time so make sure you are aware of the cancellation policies of a course. If you need to deposit advance payment, then read up on their refund policies in case you decide to cancel or rebook.

Determine the best time to play.

You can arrive at your tee time to discover a crowded golf course or during an unfavorable weather condition (too hot or rainy). Again, a bit of research and preparation will help you determine the best time to schedule. Take into consideration factors such as the time of the year and the course’s location. If you are playing in an Arizona golf course during the summer, you would not want to avoid a tee time during the hottest hours of the day. Since golf is a sport that is affected by environmental conditions so you would like to check the weather forecast on your desired tee time before booking.

Check out tee time rates and promos.

Most people are willing to spend on leisure but saving some bucks in the process will double the fun. Since green fees (or the cost of playing golf ) vary per course, it is advisable to check out rates and inclusions to determine the place with the best deal. Many golf resorts offer special promo so do not be shy and inquire to the resort if they have any ongoing deal you can take advantage of. Do you need help in booking a tee time in one of the prime golf courses in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area? With their great partners and extensive experience, Pinnacle Golf Vacation is the best team to seek assistance. Call us for inquiries or get a quick quote by filling out our online form!

Written by The Pinnacle Golf Team

With over 25 years of experience working directly with courses and players all over the United States, Pinnacle Golf Vacations is the place where convenience, price, and expertise comes together to deliver the ultimate golf vacation. Give us a call, we’ll take it from there.

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