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How to Choose a Golf Course for an Event

Private golf outings are an excellent way to raise money for a nonprofit or foster relationships and support for your business organization. However, if you’ve never planned a golf event, it can be a daunting task.

Selecting a venue is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make, but when you make the right choice everything else becomes a bit easier. Here are a few of the things you’ll want to consider when evaluating golf courses and country clubs.

1. Location

When organizing a private golf event, it’s important to think about how far your guests are willing to travel. If it’s going to be a destination event, consider the availability of nearby hotels and transportation options. If you’re expecting mostly local golfers, you may want to choose a course that is centrally located.

2. Course Difficulty

Most golf events attract golfers of different skill levels, particularly if the event is a fundraiser. This makes it important to choose a course that is suitable for both experienced players and weekend warriors. Look for a course layout that will offer a fun challenge without being so difficult that it will frustrate your guests.

3. Club Facilities

While your guests will spend a good deal of their time out on the golf course, most private golf events also have an awards ceremony and dinner reception. Make sure the course you choose also has appropriate dining facilities and a bar area for your guests. Other perks, like digital advertising and golf carts with GPS units, can also help make your event more successful.

4. Connections

When evaluating your options, consider whether you or someone on your team has a personal connection with the venue. This can give you access to private golf courses and may also help as you’re negotiating the details of your event.

5. Price

It’s important to consider the price of the course and how it correlates with your entry fee. It’s important to make sure your overall expenses don’t outpace your revenue, but if you choose a cheap course that is underwhelming to your guests, you’ll have difficulty selling tickets.

It’s often best to look for a course that will impress your guests without being so expensive that it requires you to raise your ticket price beyond your comfort level.

6. Staff

There’s a lot that goes into planning a private golf event, so consider choosing a country club with dedicated staff members who can assist you with the planning and setup. This will help ensure you don’t miss any important details and will also free you up to focus on your guests during the event.

Choose the Best Golf Course for Your Event

Tara Golf & Country Club is the ideal location for your next golf tournament or private event. Not only do we have an award-winning golf course, but our expert staff is available to guide you through every step of the process. To learn more, call us at 941-756-7775 or request a proposal.