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Golf Course Properties

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Buying a Home on a Golf Course

Being an avid golfer, I have always considered buying a home on a golf course. There are several things to take into consideration before making the purchase.

Golfers

The location of the home is important. If your home is near a tee, the fairway or the greens, you will have different results. When your home is near the tee you will be more than likely to have a lot of noise from the chit-chat. The weekends can make it considerably worse. The fairway will tend to have less noise. The greens will have about the same amount of noise like the tee (except the occasional celebration).

Balls

You need to understand that your house will get hit by golf balls no matter where it is. If your house is near a tee, you are less likely to get hit as they will be driving away from your home. Along the fairway is where you are most likely to get hit.

Carts

Something that is often overlooked are the golf carts. Check to see what kind of golf carts the country club uses. If they use gas carts, then you probably will be hearing the carts running around from early morning to dusk. Most country clubs now use battery driven carts, but it is still something that needs to be looked into.

The Greens

Buying a home on a golf course is a decision that should take serious consideration. There are a lot of benefits to the lifestyle on the course, as long as you can take everything else in stride. My best advice is to visit the property different days of the week and different times in the day. Talk to the neighbors and ask them questions. They will understand all of the questions, because they probably asked them themselves.

Cigars and Golf

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Golf and Cigars

Golf and cigars go hand in hand with each other. There is nothing like enjoying a good stogie when you are out for a stroll on the course. There are just some things to keep on mind while out on the course.

Be Courteous

If you are not sure if your partner smokes, ask first. There are some non-smokers that do not mind if you smoke. If they don´t smoke, try to keep yourself downwind from them. There is nothing like trying to set up for a shot and you have a bunch of cigar smoke flying in your face. If they do smoke, try and bring enough to go around so that you can share your favorite brand (or it is one way to get rid of undesired cigars).

Your Ashes

You might think that ashing your cigar wouldn´t be a problem, but it is a small one. Ashing on the greens is a no-no. it takes a long time to get the greens how they look now. The same goes with disposal. Don´t just throw it into the rough, try to dispose of it properly. The last thing you need is to start a fire.

While Swinging

Some of us are able to still concentrate with a cigar in our mouth. One thing that you should never do is put the cigar on the grounds. You need to remember that there are a lot of fertilizers and other chemicals on the ground. There are plenty of cigar holders and tees for a reasonable price out there.

Choosing the Right Cigar

You know how long a round of golf can take. Find a cigar that can last as long as you do. I usually find something in the toro size (6 inches). Weekends you definitely want to be prepared. The longer waits from more people being on the course, as you know, can easily add an hour to the game.

Bringing some of your best cigars can be a waste. Taking your best cigars will not give you a chance to enjoy your cigar (especially if your game is not going as planned).

This should help you out the next time you go out to shoot some golf. Like I said these are just some ideas that we use around here at Golf´s Lifestyle. Feel free to let us know what you think.

Creating a Backyard Golf Hole

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How to Create a Backyard Golf Hole

Have you been wanting to add a backyard golf hole to your home? It makes sense, having a putting green in the comfort of your own home is every golfer’s dream. Being able to practice your putt and getting it right is essential to the game of golf because putting is really what makes a golfer stand out from the rest. Well here are some tips on how you can add a golf hole to your backyard even if you live on a golf course property.

Choose Your Surface – Synthetic Grass Surface or Real Grass?

Natural grass is a cheap start up surface but it requires more upkeep and the perfect conditions. On the other hand, synthetic grass requires a cleaning every now and then. While the starting costs of synthetic grass is higher, you will save money in the long run by the little upkeep requirements. Synthetic grass can be as expensive as you want and now resembles real grass, so you have a lot of options.

Backyard Golf Hole Grass

Measure Your Yard

This is an important step you don’t want to skip. Measuring your yard allows you to buy the right amount of material for your golf hole. Once you’ve measured it, make a diagram and tape off the area where you’ll be installing it so that everyone working on your backyard golf hole is on the same page.

Remove the Grass

After you map out your golf hole, it is time to remove the grass. Removing the grass allows you to lay down the road base, a material that lays underneath the grass. Make sure that the road base is smoothed out and compacted well.

Dig the Hole

Before any grass goes down, it is important that you lay down the fundamental piece: the hole. Use a pipe to put the hole in the ground and keep it marked. You want to make sure that the hole is defined and packed well enough that it will hold.

Lay the Grass for Your New Backyard Golf Hole

With either type of grass you chose, you will lay it over the hole and the dirt that you have marked out for your backyard golf hole. Cut away the extra grass around the edges and leave some extra for a slope at the end. Add to your golf hole a cup and flag. You can also add decorations or obstacles on your putting course if desired!

After all of this, you will have your very own backyard golf hole and your friends will be able to see the difference on the field.