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Surviving Golf's Busy Season In South Florida

Posted by Mackenzie Raehm on Feb 13, 2017 3:16:00 PM
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We're well into the peak of the golf season here in Stuart and so is the rest of Florida. For the avid golfer, this can create some issues. Prices spike and tee times are scarce.

Well here are a few ways you can survive golf's busy season in South Florida!

Book Ahead of Time

In the summer, you have no problem getting a last-minute tee time for a reasonable price. But now, you need to plan ahead of time.

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A good way to get out in front of the rush is with a tee time app like GolfNow or Sometimes these apps will feature "hot deals" where you get an awesome rate on a tee time. So schedule out ahead of time and make it easier on yourself!

Play Sunset Golf


Everyone knows the best time of day to play golf is while the sun is going down. Or do they? It seems like courses empty out a bit just before dusk despite being able to play under a gorgeous sky with cooler temperatures


With fewer people playing, courses normally drop their rates around 2:00 p.m. in the winter months.

If you're not picky about playing a full 18 holes, this is definitely something to capitalize on. Sneak in 9 holes after work every once in a while!

Take Some Time Off

You get paid time off for a reason. You might as well use it for something you enjoy golfing. Even though you're still likely to run into some vacationers, it's worth trying your luck first thing in the morning on a weekday


You'll eliminate the weekend golfers, and if you're lucky enough to book the first tee time, (see tip #1, book ahead of time!) you'll have no one in front of you so you can FLY! Prices will still be high for this early in the morning, but a round free of waiting on tee boxes is well worth the money.

However you choose to survive the busy season down here in South Florida, we hope you get out there and play as much as possible. One way to escape the golf course crowds is through a membership.

Check out our Non-Resident Golf Membership! If you're between the ages of 21 and 39, you're definitely in luck...

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Topics: golf, South Florida

Written by Mackenzie Raehm

I was born and raised in upstate New York and moved with my family to Hilton Head Island, S.C. in 1998. After high school graduation, I moved back to upstate N.Y. where I completed my degree, graduating with honors from Syracuse University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications in 2006. I moved back to HHI after graduating to begin my Clubcorp career as F&B director at the Golf Club of Indigo Run and the Golden Bear Golf Club. After two years I became the Regional Private Events Director for The Golf Club at Indigo Run, The Country Club of Hilton Head, and The Golden Bear Golf Club. I decided to relocate in Fort Lauderdale almost five years ago when I was hired by Gulfstream Park as the Sales and Marketing Director. While there, I learned the many facets of the casino and horse racing world. After two years, I was ready for a change of pace and happily settled on Willoughby!

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