Golf is one of the most popular individual sports out there. On top of the professional players there are many amateur players who play the game for fun. Due to the fact that some people play professionally and others for fun, there is a wide ability gap among players. A game of golf is most enjoyed when a player plays in a course that matches their ability. Some courses are designed with professionals in mind while some are more accommodating to amateurs. If you are planning on testing your skills on a new course, use the following pointers to help you choose one.
As a golfing enthusiast, there is a high chance that you know other players who share your passion. Those players who have tested their skills in many different courses are a very useful resource in your quest. These are therefore the best people to ask for advice and recommendations. Looks for people with experience in many courses and those who know your playing ability. From this list you can narrow down the choices based on other criteria.
For more informed recommendations, consult a professional golfer. These professionals may be former players who work in golf courses in various capacities. Any of those professionals who know your game can give very useful recommendations of which courses to visit. Your trainer is especially well positioned to offer useful recommendations.
When looking for a suitable golf course, the internet is a very useful resource. You can use a golf courses’ official website to find out more about each course. Knowing your game, choose the course that is doable but still challenging to you. There are websites and blogs that are dedicated to reviewing the playing experience on the various courses. The comments of other players in your playing level should help guide your decision.
After reaching a certain level of playing golf, every player will know their drive length or yardage. Different players will have different drive lengths depending on their natural ability and skill. With this information in mind, choose a course that has an appropriate length between the holes. This is because you want to complete the course within the allowable strokes.
Finally, you should visit the shortlisted courses on their demo day and learn more about them. Demo days are days hosted by most golf courses to potential players to give them an opportunity to ‘feel’ it. Most golf courses do not charge playing fees during the demo days. You can use such days to determine how appropriate a certain course is to your playing ability. It may be more inconveniencing to take advantage of demo days for courses that are too far.