When you think about golf events, you might typically tend to think about the PGA tour, local tournaments at the public golf course near you, or sneaking away from work on a warm day to play golf with your friends. But increasingly, golf courses–which are set up perfectly to host events–have been trending as hot romantic wedding places.
Traditional weddings often take place in a church or some other indoor venue, but we’re now seeing as much as 35% of all weddings taking place outdoors. Golf courses are often overlooked as an option for wedding and events, but their striking natural beauty and perfectly landscaped scenery provide an extremely desirable background for nuptials.
Since the theory is applicable across virtually any type of event, golf courses are well-equipped as party venues. Most golf courses have a clubhouse, restaurants, a bar, rooms that can be reserved for celebrations and of course, fantastic scenery. Great planning and attention to detail go into the design and development of golf courses, so it stands to reason that the scenery will be above and beyond something you could find anywhere else in the city. Unless you plan your event on a beach, or somewhere in the mountains, it’s going to be all but impossible to beat the kind of beautiful visual appeal that a golf course provides.
When planning weddings or other events, people who already enjoy golfing will go out of their way to plan their itinerary around a round of golf. By hosting your event at a golf course, you help the avid golfers in your life save time by presenting them with an opportunity to play 18 holes in the same location.
A common misconception about golf courses is that they are super-elite, or that some kind of exclusive membership is required to golf or book an event. While there certainly are private golf clubs and places that require membership, most public golf courses are just as beautiful, have just as many amenities, and are open for any and everyone to plan golf events or book a wedding. Public golf courses still provide event planners with beautiful scenery, restaurants, room rentals and event staffs dedicated to catering and decorating, ensuring every event is as spectacular as the last.