Whether or not a tee time is required to play any given golf course is entirely up to that course.
Tee times are required; Tee times are available but not required; Tee times are not available and not accepted.
When can you use a tee in golf?
Rule 5.4 Use of tee on fairway or in rough
You can use a tee not to exceed 6 inches anywhere on the fairway or rough. This rule gives you a better chance of striking the ball without dribbling the ball a few yards away. Most recreational golfers are not very good at taking a divot and so top the ball frequently.
How long should a tee time be?
Be early to your tee time
You should arrive at the course a solid 20 minutes before your tee time so you can check in, get your bag loaded and complete any other miscellaneous housekeeping (hot dog, sunscreen, buy tees, etc.). If you want to hit some warm-up balls, add an extra 15-20 minutes.
Are golf shoes required?
As far as the actually playing of golf, golf shoes are recommended, but not required. You can play your way around the golf course in tennis shoes, running shoes, cross trainers, or any shoes you wish (so long as they do not damage the turf and are permitted by the golf course).
How do you play golf the first time?
Here’s a quick primer – 10 basics of rules of etiquette – that can help make your first round of golf much more smooth.
- Take the Right Equipment.
- Make a Tee Time, Then Make the Tee Time.
- Dress the Part.
- Arriving and Teeing Off.
- Honors, Away and Ready Play.
- Play It as It Lies.
- Out of Bounds and Lost Balls.
- Keep up the Pace.