What Everyone Regrets About Golf

In at least one way, golfers are like fishermen:

We always regret, "the one that got away."

Tell me: are there any amazing courses you could have played...but didn't? Trips you could have taken? Exclusive invites that were rained out?

I'll tell you my examples and then I'd love to hear yours.

Two immediately spring to mind:

The first was an invitation to play one of America's great private clubs, Seminole.

A high school classmate invited me...about eight years ago. I haven't kept in touch of late, so I'm now way past the expiration date. Even more regrettable: I currently live a lot closer to the club than I used to.

The second was a college golf tournament my team was scheduled to play at Callaway Gardens, south of Atlanta. After about 11 hours in our van, we pulled into the resort in the middle of an ice storm. Needless to say, the tournament was cancelled.

Playing there might not have been as monumental as Seminole, but I still regret missing out on it.

A friend of mine had the chance to play Pebble Beach Golf Links back when the green fee was "only" $225, but he passed because he, "wanted to experience it as a better golfer." He has yet to make it back there.

If he ever did, it would be bittersweet: he somehow wrangled an invitation to play nearby Cypress Point, but like me, he waited too long to accept it and bringing it up now would probably be uncomfortable for everyone.

But enough about us...I want to hear your biggest golf regrets.

Have a good example of, "the one that got away?"

Please share it and/or read what others are saying below. (And keep in mind, it's almost New Year's resolution time!)

Tim Gavrich is a Senior Writer for Golf Advisor and the Managing Editor of the Golf Vacation Insider newsletter. Follow him on Twitter @TimGavrich and on Instagram @TimGavrich.
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