The benefits of Twilight Golf.
The main benefits of twilight golf is that it is played at the end of the day before it gets dark when you have the course to yourself. The aim is to play as many holes as possible before you can’t see the ball anymore.
Most golf clubs will offer Twilight Golf tee times with discounted green fees throughout the year. A buggy would normally be included in the green fees (weather permitting) to speed up play.
Sometimes it’s a quick 9 holes, it might stretch to 13 or 14. Very rarely will it be more than 18 holes.
The 2019 golf season is almost upon us and traditionally golf club members will book morning tee times. This means that many clubs will have restrictions for non-members at these times.
The clocks go forward at the end of March and therefore the days will get increasingly longer. As a result, the golf courses will then get busier in the early afternoon with members, visitors and societies.
These weekday morning/mid-afternoon tee times are probably not feasible for most golfers. The majority will need to go to work or have families and other commitments taking place during the day.
But what about arranging you game later in the day when it’s time for Twilight golf
Benefits of Twilight Golf
- The courses are quieter
- The weather is warmer
- The green fees are cheaper
- The pace of the game will be quicker
- The better golfers will be practising on the course.
Twilight golf is therefore not just great value but offers the opportunity to play some quality golf before the end of the day.
Here are a few helpful hints to make the most out of your Twilight Golf round
- It’s might be a rush to get to the course but ensure you are ready at least 5 minutes ahead of the scheduled tee time.
- Use the yellow (forward) tees to shorten the length of the course.
- Book a buggy and have some fun – you will get around the course much quicker.
- Utilise the new 2019 Rules of Golf to help speed up the game especially regarding lost balls and take a penalty drop – If in doubt, always play a provisional ball.
- Consider extending the lengths of the ‘gimme’ puts and allow holes to be halved when both players are in and around the pin.
- If the course is quiet then you may be able to skip from hole to hole or miss out some holes altogether to play through any slower groups.