Open Comps On Course Websites
I do a bit of travel for work and getting a game of golf in during the week depends on where i am and what time..
I get frustrated when I look up a course and there is no information on the courses website..
Do you think golf courses could improve their website by putting this information on the website..
I know a simple call is easy enough but I do my planning late at night for the next day..
couldnt agree more
i purchased the golf course guide 3 yrs ago and still use it today
i love when my brother says THAT book again just look up the website!!
good luck with the golf
and just to get you started my home course -Liverpool in sydney has open days mon, thurs and sun
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I reckon clubs should make open comps more readily available and easier to access on the web to players. It can attract more potential members. If you have just moved to a new area and are looking for a home club then it would help heaps.
i agree with this…no info on web pages :(
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Agree. In Brisbane some do a great job like Oxley & Virginia who have a calendar on their website and you are able to click on individual months and see all the comps for the month and which ones are open ones. Windaroo is the same.
Some you have to download their fixture book and troll through which is fine.
Others don’t even bother. You have to email or phone to find out what they have on.
List your fixture book on the club website at the very least so golfers can spend their hard earned at your course.
I thought clubs had open comps for a reason so they could get visitors in to play their course and hopefully become members but at least spend their money at the course. Some clearly don’t care.
Further to this I find a lot of courses are pretty bad at simply replying to email requests. I also do a lot of my planning after hours so will shoot off an email to a course for info, I reckon about 50% of the time I never get a reply. I don’t know whether it is a culture thing or what but courses need to move with the times and understand email is an important communication tool especially for the younger generation. Spending a few minutes to reply would generate business, just seems common sense to me. Sorry to go a bit off-topic, rant over!
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Couldn’t agree more.. I email a fair few and I will give Kogarah Golf a wrap to replying to an email send last night.. It was replied to at 6.30am this morning..
I have an excel file with all open days but that would be 3 to 4 years old and a little out of date..
Winniereds . How up to date is the golf guide after 3 years.. Sounds good..
Danny Nunnan.. I think not having good info on their website people would question joining the club as a member..
i agree with you all, i think its a great advantage and tool for them to use to attract people into the club..
however to have a great website that is going to attract golfers on their site requires dollars and can be rather costly to the club..
sure it could generate new members and new green fee’s to the club
however someone has to administer the website
if your club is not very big club their priorities may be put to other important issues such as course care by trying to bring the fairways and greens in good condition year round…
some clubs can only afford the basic of websites where only so much information can be placed on
where other courses can go the whole bling
its more of a financial issue then not wanting to do it for most clubs
You can take out web hosting and a domain name for less than $150 per year, and if your web hoster includes it, build a site with a reasonable template using Site Builder for nothing.
For power with more complication, CMSs like Wordpress, Joomla, DotNetNuke and Drupal are all free.
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