Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to play golf?
The first order of business is to “check – in”
with the Golf Shop staff. We prefer that you arrive at least 20 minutes
before your scheduled tee time. We work very hard to get players off
the first tee on time for the benefit of everyone who is expecting
to play at their allotted time.
We use a “Time Par” system that helps to maintain the
speed of play on the golf course. While there is no hurry, it is important
to keep play moving for the benefit of all players. A nine hole round
of golf will take two hours or less. An 18 hole round of golf will
take four hours or less. Of course, by choosing less busy times, such
as early morning or mid day, you will have the best opportunity to
complete your round in less time.
Don’t forget to allow some time after your round for the enjoyment
of our welcoming and comfortable restaurant.
I’ve just recently taken up the game of golf. What
can I expect?
Players new to the game sometimes feel intimidated by the presence
of other golfers or self-conscious about their ability level. This
is a natural reaction because the skills required to play golf take
time to develop. At Merry – Hill Golf Club, we make every effort
to create a friendly environment in which you can enjoy the process
of learning the game. Our staff will assist you in every way possible.
We are registered as a “Beginner Friendly” golf course ideally
suited to new and novice players.
I want to introduce a youngster to the game of golf. How
old does a child have to be before they are allowed on to the golf
Age is only one factor in determining a child’s readiness for
a real golfing experience. If a child is enthusiastic about learning
the game and can maintain the pace of play, we would welcome them
as our guest. Your child should be able to advance the ball from tee
to green and understand the importance of speed and direction on the
putting green to get the ball into the hole. Our Player Assistants
will offer suggestions for alternative game formats that will allow
your group to keep pace and have fun.
Can a person who does not play golf join me during my golf
We do allow “walkers” on the golf course at no charge.
It is important to remember that there are risks inherent in the game
(errant golf shots, for example) that must be assumed by anyone who
ventures on to the golf course.