How to secure the best tee times

The summer is here in the UK and at that can only mean one thing: GOLF. EVERY. WEEKEND.


Inevitably this means busy golf courses and a lack of availability. With that in mind, today we are asking the question – how do you secure the best tee times when playing? To get the most from your golf this summer, here at GreenSwing we have some tips to help you secure favourable tee times.


Plan in Advance: Golf courses often allocate tee times on a first-come, first-served basis. To increase your chances of securing a preferred tee time, plan your golf outing well in advance. Some popular courses may require booking several weeks or even months ahead, especially during peak seasons or weekends.


Check the Course Booking Policy: Each golf course has its own booking policy. Some courses allow online bookings, while others may require phone reservations or in-person visits. Visit the course website or contact their pro shop to familiarise yourself with their booking procedures.


Consider Off-Peak Times: Tee times during early mornings or late afternoons are generally less in demand and may offer more flexibility. If you're willing to play during off-peak hours, you're more likely to find available tee times that suit your preferences.


Weekdays vs. Weekends: Tee times on weekends tend to be in high demand due to increased player traffic. If your schedule allows, consider playing on weekdays when courses are typically less crowded, making it easier to secure preferred tee times.


Become a Member or Frequent Player: Some golf courses offer membership programs or loyalty cards that provide benefits, including priority tee time access for members or regular players. Consider joining such programs if you frequently play at a specific course to gain priority access to tee times.


Utilise Golf Course Booking Services: Online golf course booking services or apps can help you find and book tee times at various courses. Platforms like GolfNow, TeeOff, or the course's official website often provide real-time availability and allow you to secure tee times conveniently.


Be Flexible and Open to Alternatives: If your desired tee time is unavailable, be open to alternatives. Enquire about waitlists or standby lists at the course, as there may be last-minute cancellations or no-shows that can offer you an opportunity to secure a tee time.


Build Relationships with Course Staff: Developing a rapport with the staff or golf professionals at your favourite courses can be beneficial! They may provide insights into available tee times or notify you of any cancellations or openings that arise.


Remember, popular courses and peak times tend to be in high demand, so it's important to plan ahead and be proactive when securing your preferred tee times. Preparation is key, so we also advise you to keep your bag stocked up and avoid paying over the odds for some plastic golf tees when checking in – shop online at GreenSwing for your bamboo golf tees, and be sure to keep an eye out for our new golf gloves, golf hats and other on-course golf accessories.


It’s not just tips for golf tees we are here to help you with. But while we are at it – did you know that it takes thousands of years for plastic to decompose? With that in mind, it is time to make the switch to bamboo golf tees and take your game forward. At GreenSwing we have castle golf tees, classic golf tees and plenty of golf gifts – all available with free delivery across the UK. We do also ship internationally for free after a qualifying amount so be sure to check out our online store for more details.

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