September 27, 2023
“Autumn Golf is a kind of afterlife…With summer’s severe reckonings left far behind” – American author/poet John Updike
Autumn is here, but don’t pack your golf clubs away just yet! We love summer for so many of it’s outdoor activities, but there’s something simply special about fall. Especially when it comes to golf. The perfect weather, lower green fees and optimal course conditions are just some of the reasons why fall is the perfect time to enjoy a golf day! While golf is the premier summertime activity, there are many things to love about playing golf in the fall. Here are 5 of our favorites:
All spring and summer, golf course maintenance crews have been working hard to get golf courses in optimal playing condition. The fruits of their labor really pay off come fall when greens are fast, and the fairways are manicured and deep green.
If you’re new to golf, fall is the perfect time to hit the course. With lighter crowds, you can experience the sport without worrying about holding up a faster group behind you. For experienced golfers, a busy summer weekend may find you waiting on a slow golf group ahead of you. You’ll find that during the fall, courses are less crowded with optimal tee times available.
Less crowds usually means lower greens fees. As the peak golf season wanes, you may be more likely to find lower rates at many area courses as well as stay and play fall package deals at the larger resorts. Take advantage of the price breaks and get in those last few rounds of golf!
Summer weather can be hot and humid, especially midday. Fall weather brings a reprieve from the heat. Crisp mornings give way to moderate temps—with little or no humidity. Fall weather is more predictable, mild, and perfect for a weekend on the course!
The golf course is one of the best places to immerse yourself in autumn’s red, orange, and yellow hues. The deep green of the golf course, in contrast to the brilliant blue sky and vibrant colors of the fall foliage is some of the most beautiful scenery you can experience.
As you can see these are some very compelling reasons to keep those golf clubs handy, at least for the next couple weeks. The fun camaraderie of buddy weekends to the simple enjoyment of golfing with family on a quiet weekday. Some of the best golf of the year can often be found in the fall!