Golf Course Review Gives Heads Up About Expected Play
Before planning to visit a new course, many golfers will take advantage of the golf course review that is often available
This will enable them to visualize what they can expect once they arrive. There is a lot of information that can be derived from a review, especially if it is written by reputable people who have really played the course more than once. Useful information will usually include more than the personality of the clubhouse staff.
When reading a golf course review, there are two things that really matters that will indicate how well the player will perform. Consider the two different types of golfers, one that shoots par for the course nearly every time they go out, regardless of the golf course or conditions, and the bogey golfer who typically scores 18 over par on every round played. Using these two groups, every hole on every course is given two numbers. One is the rating and one is the slope, which when included in the golf course review to indicate the difficulty of the course for both groups.
The U.S. Golf Association has standardized the rating system that is required to be included in a review.
The rating is the score that average par golfer can expect to shoot on the course. The slope is the difference between what the par golfer and bogey golfer can expect on the same course under similar conditions.
When perusing a review, the course layout and pattern needs to be taken into seriously. Bogey golfers will have more trouble when the fairways are tight, but larger greens may be more forgiving. Better averaged golfers will usually have little trouble with tight fairways, but smaller greens may give them some trouble. It is often commented that it will be more helpful if the golfer's handicap is included with what they write in a golf course review.
While it is a good experience to visit a golf course where the attendants and staff are exceptionally friendly and offer great service, the condition of the player's equipment that they provide is even more important to include in a review. Avid golfers will more likely appreciate a properly maintained golf carts than courteous employees greeting them in the clubhouse.
The course conditions are normally included in the golf course reviews but one must consider the time of the year the reviewer played in the field. The season and the weather normally affect the condition of the course. All of these variables are highlighted in a review and one can properly visualize what can be expected on the course when played.
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