10 Tips To Make the Most of Your Summer Golf Outing

Here in North Carolina there are a few things we love. Of course, there are our beautiful beaches. We also have incredible BBQ, the best college basketball and we are the epicenter of golf in the country. North Carolina is home to hundreds of beautiful courses that are just waiting to be played. Combine the beach with golf, and frankly, we can't think of a better vacation. This week we have a little something for all the golfers out there as we share ten tips that will help you get the most out of your Topsail Island golf vacation. 

Hydrate and hydrate some more

It may sound obvious, but many visitors to coastal North Carolina are more than a little surprised by the humidity. Staying hydrated with water or electrolyte drinks is critical. And no, beer or soda don't count as hydration. 

Sunscreen is important

18 holes can take several hours and, in the afternoon sun, that can quickly mean a very unpleasant surprise in the form of a sun burn. Please put on a good quality sunscreen a half hour before you head out for the day and don't forget to wear a hat. 

Summer is a good time to ride

We all love the benefits of walking a course and it is always our first choice. But in the summer, it might be a better time to grab a cart and hit the course in style. Save your energy for that long dog leg you need to navigate.

Club selection is key 

Any seasoned golfer will notice that hot weather means the golf ball temperature is ideal for getting the maximum distance. You may need to adjust your club selection on hot days.

Early tee times are best 

The best time of day to play in the summer is in the early morning, before the heat hits. Early tee times are some of the most beautiful times of day to hit the course. Temperatures can be 10-15 degrees cooler early in the day. Cool temps mean a hot game. 

Prepare for rain

it happens even on beautiful Topsail Island, the dreaded afternoon rainstorm. While on the golf course, be prepared for rain, in the form of a jacket or an umbrella. 

Avoid alcohol 

We know, we all love a cold beer, but alcohol and heat really don't mix. Soda, beer, and coffee all have a dehydrating effect that can really cause problems on the course. 

Keep a towel handy 

Sweat happens. Keep a towel handy to wipe the perspiration from your hands and grips so the clubs don’t slip mid-swing. You can also wet the towel to keep your neck and head cool in extreme heat.

Rest is ok 

If you start to get too hot it is ok to rest. Let that other group play through and take a moment in the shade to rest for a few moments. Take on a little water, recharge and you might find you enjoy the round a little bit more. 

Dress the part

There are all sorts of great innovations in fabrics that make playing in the heat a lot more enjoyable. Now is a good time to splurge on that expensive golf outfit. Modern fabrics breathe well and wick moisture away from the skin creating a cooling effect. 

All that is left to do is throw the bags in the car, load up the kids and head to Topsail Island. Don't forget to book one of our beautiful beach cottages. Book your summer golf/beach vacation today. Give us a call today at 910-328-3400 to speak with one of our friendly reservationists and find your family-friendly vacation home on Topsail Island. Remember, late summer and early fall are great times to visit Topsail Island. 

Tee up your next topsail island vacation

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