Golf Course Management – 3 Things To Prepare Before-Hand

Elvis Elvis

The course preparation aspect of golf course management is one which takes place off the golf course. I have used the mantra fail to prepare, prepare to fail on another of my web pages, and this saying is just as relevant in this instance.

Golf course preparation involves making sure that you are 100% ready for your round of golf, in order to get the most out of your game while on the course. Outlined below are just some of the things that you should be doing before standing on the first tee.


If you are playing a round of golf in the morning, take 10 minutes the night before to check that you have all of your equipment in your golf bag. Make sure you have all the necessary clubs, a pen / pencil for marking your scores, plenty golf balls, tees etc. The last thing you want is to realise that you’ve left your putter in the house!

Golf Course Management   3 Things To Prepare Before Hand

Also, pack a light snack (such as a piece of fruit, an energy bar) as well as an energy drink. These will help you to keep up your concentration and energy levels all the way through 18 holes.

2.) SLEEP!

Try to get at least 7 hours sleep the night before, to make sure you are fully recharged for the days events. On more than one occasion, I have been on the golf course at six o’clock in the morning, drunk from the night before after getting 2 hours sleep (oops). Believe me, this is not conductive to shooting a low score! Avoid the parties and alcohol, get your sleep and you’ll be fine!


Once you arrive at the course, hit a few golf balls at the practice range. Alternatively, do some stretching exercises and swing your driver, to prepare your body for the events on the golf course. At the very least, make sure that you do a few stretches, to reduce the chances of straining / pulling a muscle on the first tee. Warm your body up so that you are flexible enough for your first shot.

Course preparation can be easily forgotten, as you and I just want to step on to the first tee as soon as possible (a natural compulsion for all golf nuts!). Prepare accordingly, however, and your round will become much more enjoyable.