Fact: No one likes slow play and you can only play as fast as the group is front of you. If you see the same people waiting to hit their shot playing behind you, let them play through. Your greens fee doesn't give you the right to hold up play by others on the course.
At our course Fox Hollow intervals are 14 minutes which works out great . We wait for people to off on the second hole which is a par 3 makes for great pace of play . Though we usually catch up on the back nine. If they shorten the interval you risk running out of carts , since everyone has to have their own cart . Leave it like it is .
Most Denver metro area munis are doing at least 10 minutes, and some 15 minutes. So far tee times are being booked up at the earliest allowable booking date and the weather has cooperated for the spring and summer so far.
I think intervals should be no less than 10 minutes and when possible should be 12-15 minutes, and keep this policy moving forward post-pandemic. Also I wish more incentives for walkers would be offered, although I realize carts is major revenue/profit generator.
I play at a club where there are often a groups of 2 some times 3 and of course 4. Occasionally there is a single player. It is customary at our club to allow a group of fewer players behind to play through. How does keeping t-times 12 minutes or more apart compared to 10 minutes protect anyone? When a smaller group catches up and there is an open hole ahead say of a foursome they just step aside and allow the smaller group to play through. That is the polite courteous thing to do. Who wants to chase a group of golfer to the clubhouse when they can go -time permit playing through if so what is the point?
The upscale public course I play in New York has NOT spaced groups out!!!!Disappointing!!!!
Just played a round with 15 intervals, it was wonderful simply cause there was no delays waiting on the tees. The round moved smoothly through 18 holes, wished more courses would adopt a time between tee times.
The idea that carts speed up a round is ludicrous. people play slow or fast because they socialize . My brothers and I are in our 60's and 70's we walk and when unencumbered play in sub 4 hours. I have played behind 2 people in a cart and had to wait.
It's all in how the cart is used, I agree. If golfers share a cart and have good awareness, it can be faster, but often times they are slower.
8 minutes does not add revenue because it leads to backed up golf courses, frustration and ultimately fewer rounds played
Hello!! Just played on public course in East Tennessee. Really nice course with great fairways and greens. My son and I have been playing for 30 years together. Sunday play at this course is busy, got behind 4-walkers. Really slowed up play, not that I mind walkers, BUT just 2 of us. Not good, we were standing on every tee box. Holding up 4some behind us. Wow, it’s like a change reaction. Probably shouldn’t let a 4some walk on weekends.. Cart only!! There is a huge demand for tee-times now. Good for the revenue stream, BUT it will hurt you when golfers don’t come back, NO one wants to spend 5-6 hours for 18. Something is going to have to give because WE NEED more younger golfers. Am 68, son 37. He is the next gen., golfers to keep HAPPY and innovate ways are the key, keep $$.$$ coming in.. Thanks!!
Did you ask the group in front of you if you could play through, and how much behind the group in front of them were they? I play with a group of walkers at various courses and always encourage a twosome or single in a cart to play through, if there is room ahead.
playing with the bigger interval between tee times has lead to a more relaxed round of golf and a much more enjoyable time. Being an older 4-some, we have some holes that seem to take longer and would cause delay in golfers behind us, but with the longer interval that has not been an issue.Hope it stays