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Old 08-25-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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Moving to Phoenix. I realize it is very hot in the summer. I see the rates at public golf courses are very low.

Do golfers actually play in July? Do they play at 5:30AM? Is it rare to see a golfer after 12:00PM in the summer? Do golfers escape to Flagstaff to play on weekends?

Tell me about golfing in July.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Tempe
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Nope people golf allday long. My boss golfs in the middle of the day even when its 118. He is a native though so I'm sure the noobs just lock themselves int eh house all summer and not do anything.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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If you REALLY like golf you will golf anytime. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen (get off the course).

Yes, you can golf early in the morning if you can get a tee time. Some people go to Flag, Payson, Show Low, Prescott. Others just stay here and rough it.

A bad day on the golf course is still better than a good day at work.
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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Does the turf go dormant in the winter? If so, when does it go dormant and return?
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Most courses "overseed" with rye grass to keep it nice and green. The rye dies off when the bermuda comes back to life. Although, you can keep it going most of the year with just lots of water and fertilizer.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Does the turf go dormant in the winter? If so, when does it go dormant and return?
Most courses I have seen reseed in the fall. They usually announce it. Sometimes the first week after reseeding the fairways and greens are pretty rough.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:32 AM
 
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I work for a local Golf Resort. Yes, people golf all year long, even in the middle of summer. Yes, they'll golf in 118 weather. Yes, you can get good deals in the summer. $10 Tuesdays at my Resort!

Just about every course out here will overseed in October/November. My particular Resort overseeds October 18 - 31. Other courses are usually right around this time frame. You'll always be able to find a course that is open, even if another one is closed for overseeding. Some larger courses (36-holes) will overseed 9-holes at a time, so they still have 18-holes open all the time.

Overseeding is just that... getting the winter grass all ready for the season. The course will be closed for generally two weeks, then for the next 2-4 weeks, it will be cart-path only.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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I live on the golf course and am amazed that people play all day long, heat, wind, dust, lightning, lol Welcome to the land of diehard golfers my friend.

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