Most people who are familiar with the game of golf will be able to tell you that the term tee times refers to when a golfer should ideally be hitting off their first stroke of a round. But to someone who is relatively new to the sport, this very well could be new information to them. Anyways, there is a real art to knowing when the best tee times are; the perfect balance between getting the best weather and temperature while still being able to avoid crowds. In this article, we are going to cover an easy guide to perfecting the art of choosing the ideal tee times for your golfing experience.
Picking the perfect tee time is something that a lot of beginners fail to understand until they are more experienced with the game of golf. And on top of that, knowing when you should be making your tee times should really depend on where you live in the country. This may all seem a bit odd, but we will explain it in further detail.
As we’ve stated earlier, picking the perfect tee times is really all about choosing the perfect harmony between avoiding the crowds at your local golf course, and picking the ideal time of day with of course, the ideal weather. This is going to heavily depend on when your local golf course opens, as that is going to be a potentially great time of day to schedule your tee times. If it’s early in the morning, like around 7, then you pretty much can’t go wrong with it. Most people on the weekends sleeping in and too lazy to make their tee times that early, you certainly aren’t going to have to worry about the crowds driving you away from using the golf course. Also, when you are golfing this early in the morning, you are certainly going to be going out during the time of day where it is going to be coolest. If you can get out of bed early enough to meet this tee time, then you are pretty much certain to enjoy your round of golf. Just make sure you have your morning coffee ready to go and you’re all set!
However, not everybody is a morning person, and we recognize the fact that not everybody is going to welcome the idea of having to wake up so early in the morning. If this is the case, you are going to want to look for alternate tee times that are still going to offer great weather, low crowds and temperature. If your local golf course is open late, this is a great way to make sure that you can beat the crowds, will still being able to golf when it is relatively cool outside. But if you live in a place where it is cool year around (or are golfing during the winter), then you will be able to golf during the day. It is in this scenario where the crowds and other golfers are going to be your biggest worry, as they are most common during the day.
If you are going to be scheduling your tee times during the day, it would be best to avoid lunch break hours at all costs if you prefer to golf with a relatively open course. This is a great little trick that will help you avoid the crowds that seem to flock around the lunch break hours of the day, when tired office workers escape from their jobs to get a quick round in.