How to get a last minute tee time this Bank Holiday
|The August Bank holiday weekend is the perfect one for a round of golf. The extra day off work gives you the time to spend a whole day on the course, instead of having to fit in a few holes after work on in between Sunday household jobs, while the weather should be good enough that you won’t be rained off (though you can never tell in the UK). And that’s why it’s a popular weekend – which means finding a tee time can be tough even if you’re organised. But for those looking to find something last minute, don’t fret – there are ways to book a spot even now.
Call the club
The first port of call should be the club directly. They might say on their website that there are no spots, but as you get closer to the weekend people start to cancel. So there might be something free that hasn’t made its way to the website just yet. Call them up and ask.
If there’s nothing at the moment, give them your details and tell them you’ll be willing to take any time that becomes available. Being flexible here is the key – have your clubs ready to go and be willing to play any of the three bank holiday weekend days going.
Find a friend
Just because you’ve not got yourself organised and booked a tee time, that doesn’t mean none of your golfing friends have. Start calling, messaging and texting anyone you know who has a membership to your favourite course and see if they’ve got a space.
It might be they’ve booked a team round but one of their lot has had to drop out. Or they booked a few extra spots that they’ve not been able to fill yet. Again, you’ll have to be flexible as you’ll be playing their time and with their friends.