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Alf. S

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I'm new to the forum so if this is discussed else where them please excuse me.


In competition rounds at my local course which:

  • plays 6200yds
  • Tee is fully booked from 7:30am to 11am
  • 3 balls max 
  • Buggies by medical exception
  • Lose a hole and you let the group behind play thru

My normal round is 3hrs 45mins, 4 hrs max. What is your average round time? And what do you think can be changed to improve it?


I stayed in San Diego for 5 weeks last year and  played at Rancho Bernardo one Sunday. Couldn't complete the round teed off at 2pm with an older couple who were only playing 9 holes and by 7pm had played 14 holes and lost the will.


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I started that thread on June 25th.  But to answer your question, give me an open course in front of me and I can play 18 holes in 2 hours or less.  My regular Saturday foresome tees off around 7:00 am, and we are usually done by 10:00 am, 10:30 am at the latest.

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I play quite a bit at a 4400 yard course. I can walk it by myself in about 2.5 hours.


I can walk a 6400 yard course with a friend in about 3.5 hours. With the right four guys, under four hours if we play ready golf.

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We do not walk much here in Texas this time of year. Although there are some that are out when the sun first comes up. But today we played as a fivesome. We had 4 rain delays of 10-15 minutes each. Started at 12:30 and finished at 4:40.


Normally, we play in 3 1/2 hours or less.


Yesterday, the group ahead of us (6 golfers) offered to let us (twosome) through on the 12th hole. We were practicing and hitting 2 balls each and were not in a hurry. I thanked him and said that was not necessary, but look at my watch. We had only been playing for 2 hours and were on the 12th hole.


Sure we could have played through those guys, but we weren't in a hurry and I need, really need, the practice.


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I live in Hawaii where most of the courses are golf cart only. Rounds of golf can be painstaking slow sometimes hitting the 6 hour mark. If you are making it around the course in 4 or under that's a pretty good time from my perspective. I'm a 5 handicap guy so late in the afternoon on an empty I can walk with bag on my back 18 holes in just under three hours. In a golf cart at that same time I've pulled off less than 2 hours for 18.

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