Remember the old way of booking tee times. Call up a course, wait for someone who wasn't busy at the moment, and hopes that the tee times when your golfing partners and you could play were still available.
If not, on to your second choice, then your third, and don't even think about it after dark. Now when you do it, those problems are a thing of the past. Booking online is now the most effective way to reserve your starting time. As avid golfers and travelers, one of the great features we love about booking golf tee times online is going to an unfamiliar area.
The reasons the online booking services are taking over are:
• Convenience: You are free to book a time 24/7.
• Simplicity. The easy-to-navigate website makes booking your time a snap, much easier than making flight reservations.
• Choices. You will have a number of golf courses at your disposal, and you will be able to click on the course and find out something about it if it's your first visit, including facilities and course information, scorecard, amenities, directions to the course, and even weather forecasts.
If you're looking for discounts, the best time to play will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, as they are also the times when the course is generally the quietest. Bargains can also be had with twilight rates, as you may not have time to finish a full 18 but can still get in some golf at a time that is usually a pleasure to play.
Previously the procedure was to get a phone directory and start making phone calls, and often when we showed up to play the course did not meet our expectations.