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Early Morning or Late Afternoon Rounds?



  • playmuchplaymuch Members  977WRX Points: 95Posts: 977 Golden Tee
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    Mornings for me. Cooler, less wind and less people. Play the back nine and drop a whole heap of balls. Best kind of practise
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  • Canoe PaddlerCanoe Paddler Members  219WRX Points: 181Posts: 219 Fairways
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    I like both, but I’ll pick AM for one reason. Early in the fall when you get one of the first cool (not cold) mornings, fire up the smoker around 6:30, then head to the course and finish up just in time to shower and either head to the tailgate or watch party and enjoy college football all afternoon. I look forward to days like this all year.
  • dhartmann34dhartmann34 Members  752WRX Points: 170Handicap: 3Posts: 752 Golden Tee
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    Early morning for sure. But I don't mind a late late afternoon round. Nice to see the sunset and be there part one on the course.
  • foxy222foxy222 Members  89WRX Points: 40Handicap: 3Posts: 89 Fairways
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    Mornings are my favourite time to play, but I always seem to shoot better later in the day.
  • TheGoochTheGooch Members  97WRX Points: 84Posts: 97 Fairways
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    Early morning. Hate the heat and I love watching the sun come up during a round.
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  • msuplmsupl Members  546WRX Points: 74Posts: 546 Bunkers
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    Late afternoon....hate the morning dew and my low back is normally stiff first thing in the morning.

  • cheers big earscheers big ears Members  183WRX Points: 89Posts: 183 Fairways
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    Either for me, but at different times, during the week its early morning as the, peace and tranquility are unbeatable. At the weekend its early evening as the dew, peace and tranquility are unbeatable! ;)

  • bigred90gtbigred90gt Lefty Boomers  4966WRX Points: 736Posts: 4,966 Titanium Tees
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    If I had my preference, I’d play early. I’m not one who likes to sleep in. My wife, however, is. She works had during the week so she doesn’t want to get out of bed early. Since I prefer to play with my wife, my time on the course has shifted from first light to whenever she feels like going. Usually, it’s either 10:00-11:00, or 2:00-3:00. Last time I played an early round was this past weekend, because she was on call and had to work.

  • buckeyeflbuckeyefl Members  6106WRX Points: 1,101Posts: 6,106 Titanium Tees
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    Pretty much all of my rounds except a few are early morning but I love late day. It's a logistical issue.

  • DinosaurDinosaur Members  2021WRX Points: 115Posts: 2,021 Platinum Tees
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    Either. I like to play when the course is relatively empty. Usually this is late afternoon but after the "twilight rush" where some wish to take advantage of lower rates. By waiting an hour or so, you can get out a little easier. The "dawn patrol" also is often discounted, but more of the "early birds" competing for slots. Midweek seems best for me, unless you are in an area frequented primarily by retirees e.t.c. I guess its hit or miss as for course availability.

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  • cjblake09cjblake09 Members  2177WRX Points: 224Posts: 2,177 Platinum Tees
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    Either really for me. Love the early rounds so i am home before noon but also like the sunset rounds when no one is on the course.

  • bigred90gtbigred90gt Lefty Boomers  4966WRX Points: 736Posts: 4,966 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Mar 27, 2019 #74

    Played yesterday afternoon with my wife. Tree off at 4:00. Never waited on anyone and by the time we made the turn, we were the only people on the course. Finished up just as the sun was going down behind the tree line. Perfect way to end the day!

    Best part? It was $44 for both of us, including a cart!

  • 3jacker3jacker Members  1185WRX Points: 843Posts: 1,185 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  edited Mar 27, 2019 #75

    Afternoon for me, not that I'm all that picky. Less crowded, faster rounds, and I don't care for the dew everywhere on the first 3 holes or so that comes with an early morning round.

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  • ohioglfrohioglfr Municipal Junkie Dayton, OhioMembers  945WRX Points: 214Handicap: 16Posts: 945 Golden Tee
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    Late afternoon. I don't like dew on the greens in the morning. Also, waiting for mowers . . . or their having to wait on me.
    Late rounds, the day is usually cooling down, fewer groups playing, and the critters start coming out to reclaim the course.


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  • billh17billh17 just happy to play Members  3166WRX Points: 2,700Posts: 3,166 Titanium Tees
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    I prefer the late afternoon rounds,where it is usually an almost empty course. Three evenings during
    the middle of the week,there are no leagues so you can get some on course practice in or have a
    nice round with friends. The dew sweepers play a little too early for me.

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  • The Real PacmanThe Real Pacman Members  86WRX Points: 64Handicap: 15Posts: 86 Fairways
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    Love the late afternoons also. I seem to score better in the afternoons for some reason. The moisture on the grounds in the mornings always seems to get in my head. I probably doesn’t affect me as much as I think it does, but it seems to slow the greens a lot and affect spin on chips. Late afternoon rounds can be brutally hot here in South Alabama, but I’m used to it and embrace it.


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