Video:What Is a Tee Time?with Todd Kolb
In this video from About.com, PGA Professional Todd Kolb explains what a tee time is, what to expect when making one, and the possible outcomes for canceling one.See Transcript
Transcript:What Is a Tee Time?
Hey golfers, I'm PGA Teaching Professional Todd Kolb for About.com. We're going to talk about what a Tee Time is.
Tee Time Definition
The term "Tee Time" is reference to a reservation or guaranteed time when you can start your round of golf at any golf course. Now, each golf course will be a little bit different in terms of how far in advance you can make this tee time. Some courses, it might only be two or three days ahead of time; some courses, you might be able to reserve a spot three or four months in advance. This is just going to simply vary from course to course.
How Do Tee Times Work in Golf?
Now, the tee time is a specific time that you will be able to start your round of golf. When you call the golf course to make this, be sure to ask them—first of all—what is the cost to play a round of golf, and the fees that might be related. If they ask for a credit card, which a lot of them will do to reserve your spot, be sure to ask them what the cancellation procedure is.
Some courses, you can just call a day or two ahead of time and tell them that you're not able to make it. Some of them might actually charge you for cancelling the tee time or, once again, the reservation. If you simply don't show up, first of all, it's just disrespectful to the golf course; and second of all, you very well could get charged for that round of golf even though you didn't play it.
Tee Time Basics
So once again, a tee time is simply a reservation to play a round of golf at a specific golf course. When you make your tee time, be sure to ask about any cancellation fees or anything else that might apply if you are not able to make that tee time.
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