Wouldn’t it be great if we could comfortably golf all year round like they do at the beach resorts? It’s no secret Mid-Missouri has some pretty harsh winters and summers, but you don’t need to escape to the coasts for some great golfing weather; autumn is the perfect time to come to Old Hawthorne and get a couple of rounds in. Here’s why we feel that fall is the best time for golf in Missouri.
- You Can Relax on the Course!
We all know Missouri weather is temperamental — some fall days can be just as warm and sunny as any day in June or July, but on the course, you don’t have to deal with packed holes in front of and behind you. You’ll get some more time to enjoy your round at your pace and admire the great scenery at Old Hawthorne, especially with the leaves changing.
- Your Game is in Top Shape
Chances are, you’ve been golfing all summer, and now you’re really hitting your stride, so why stop now? Playing in the fall when you’re in peak shape can push your golf game to places you’ve never been before. This also means less downtime before you start over in the spring again.
- The Greens are in Great Condition
Our course has undergone a full season of pampering by our grounds team. Not to mention, all grass gets a growth spurt in the fall months, so come enjoy lush greens after a season of grooming and maintenance, without all the people that summer brings.
- It’s Perfect Weather
Missouri summers will have you sweating the moment you step off your golf cart — even the best sportswear can’t stop the summer heat. Some days can be crisp, but it’s a welcome change from the brutal heat and humidity from just a couple of weeks ago. It’s the perfect time to bring out your new golf wear that never sees the greens because it’s always just too hot in the summer months.
- Some Days, It’s a Brand New Course
That brisk autumn wind can work in your favor by making short holes seem long and long holes seem short. A windy day is perfect for challenging yourself to test your knowledge and skills. Some days, when the wind brings a slight chill, you can warm up in the clubhouse with a hot cider or coffee while watching football, instead of the usual cold beer or soda. But we’ll still have the cold beer and soda, just in case.
There’s nothing better than a quick round or two of golf with friends at Old Hawthorne, no matter the season. With less attendance in the fall, there’s more flexibility with tee times and your pace of play. You really can enjoy the game, work on improving your skills, and enjoy the amazing scenery at Old Hawthorne.