How to Make Tee Times for a Golf Outing

By Matthew Fortuna
When choosing a course to play, be sure to understand their policy on tee times as some do require scheduling in advance.
When choosing a course to play, be sure to understand their policy on tee times as some do require scheduling in advance.

A golf outing can be the most exciting golf event of your summer, combining friends, family and competitors with team celebrations and prizes. You should carefully plan your outing before you consider how to book your tee times. You need to know how long the event will take, how many teams you will have and how much time you need for an extra competitions. Making tee times is important not only for you, but for the course you will be playing at.

Determine how many golfers you will have participating in your outing, and use this to decide how many groups you will have. For tournaments with individual scores, place four golfers together. For three-person scrambles, put six golfers together. For four-person scrambles, put one group of four together.

Determine what format your event will be. If you are using a shotgun start, call ahead to book a time, and make sure all of the necessary holes will be open. Book one hole for every group you have.

Set tee times 10 to 15 minutes apart for every group that you have golfing, if you all are starting at the first hole.

Call a course up to two months ahead of time, and at least two weeks to schedule as many as a couple of dozen tee times. With 20 groups, you will most likely need three to four hours of tee times to fit your whole group in.

Be prepared to make a downpayment to secure that many tee times on one day.

About the Author

Matthew Fortuna is a full-time freelance writer with a journalism degree from Wayne State University, living in the Detroit metropolitan area. He has written about a wide range of topics across varying publications, including Demand Studios, wiseGEEK.com and Suite101.com, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Wayne State University.

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