Have you ever been to a new golf course and wondered what the range opening times are? You don’t have to be a golf course professional to ask this question. The simple truth is that golfers often arrive at the golf course after dark, and by the time they hit the range, the sun has probably already begun to burn them. Therefore, when they attempt to tee off, their first concern is to get the ball in the hole, and not worry about the time.
However, one of the worst problems for any golfer is that they tee off too early, before the sun has even risen. By this stage, it’s likely that the fairway is wet and slick with dew, making it difficult to drive the ball very far. Also, the temperature in the air has begun to heat up, and it’s extremely tough to find a good angle for the drive. Consequently, many golfers end up losing quite a few rounds, as they have to putt again. Worse still, some golf courses have a no-cut rule which means that the tee time is cut down drastically, especially on weekends.
So, how do you avoid these problems? You need to know the range opening times for the golf course you intend to play at. You can do this by asking the pro at the course. He or she will be able to advise you on the opening tee times. Alternatively, you could enquire from the putting instruction staff, or search online for the information.
One important thing to remember is that the pros have seen everything before you do. They know the best times to arrive at the course for the day of golf. The putting green is usually very crowded, and the teeing area is much smaller. The pros can see where the crowd is thinning out and can make sure that tee times are kept as short as possible. This will help you enjoy your game more.
Other factors to consider when choosing the right tee time is the weather conditions. The temperature can greatly affect the mood of the golfers. It can be quite cold during the afternoon, which can make the people playing golf a bit lethargic. If the temperature is fine, however, the game can be a lot of fun. In the autumn and winter, it is often nice to golf in the sunshine, as the heat can make the game feel a bit too hot.
When you are planning your next round of golf, you should also take into account the range opening times. You need to tee off as close to the fairway as possible, so that you can avoid playing in bad weather. However, the range may not always be open all day. Sometimes the course might not be open for the full course. Even if it is, there may not be enough golfers around to play a good course.
Many times golf courses provide promotions to their patrons, such as half price or a reduced price on tee times. These are ideal, as you can get out and play at a lower price. If the course offers any type of late-night, twilight or early-morning special, then this could be an opportunity to save some money too. Of course you are not guaranteed to find these offers on every course, but if you do search for them, you should be able to find some good deals.
Some courses offer combo tee times too. This means you can get the pleasure of a round of golf, while being close to the driving range too. However, golf courses in some areas are particularly famous for offering special range opening times. Just Google your area and you should find what you are looking for.