Who doesn’t love a nice golf day? Whether you’re a new (and likely frustrated) golfer or a seasoned pro, those sunny afternoons at your go-to golf club can be a blissful escape. Although the tradition of golf is timeless, it might be time for the legendary sport to show some adaptability.
The Benefits of Going Mobile
I’ve come across quite a few courses that offer their members a free mobile app, and I find myself thinking, “I wish my golf club was mobile.” It would not only simplify my play experience, but open up great financial opportunities for the course itself. Mobile apps allow courses to connect with their customers and grow their marketing channels. They also boost customer retention with loyalty and contact features, add convenience for players, and much more. Below are some of the main features that can impact a golf course’s revenue and operations.
Key App Features for Golf Courses
1. Mobile Scorecard
Toss those old-school scorecards aside. With mobile scoring, players don’t have to worry about keeping track of paper scraps. Even better, you won’t have to worry about reading your buddy’s chicken-scratch handwriting—it’s all right there, plain as day, on your mobile device.
2. Custom Golf Course
Courses can offer their golfers optimum hole-by-hole insight, like yardage, bunker warnings, and basic golf tips. The mobile app acts as a golfer’s custom handbook for success, treating each hole as an opportunity to improve your game.
3. Tee Times
It’s 2018—there’s no need to make a call to find out which tee times are available. Simply open up the mobile app, use the Reservations feature to choose a desired and available time to tee off with your group, and move along. This makes the booking process more automated and streamlined for the club and golfers alike.
4. Event Announcements
Golf clubs have proven pretty versatile venues. The events feature allows clubs to post the dates and times of tournaments, weddings, corporate events, and more. Members can view the upcoming calendar for detailed info on each event, RSVP, communicate with other attendees, and even submit event photos!
Although days on the course are near perfect already, I would love for my golf club to join the modern mobile era. Fans and members can now look to find a new level of leisure as the golf world adopts the convenience and practicality of the mobile app.
Ready to bring your golf course up to par with a mobile app?