The move to all things digital has revolutionized the way all of us communicate with one another. We book flights, consume news, and even read about our favorite golf resorts online. But booking a tee time online is another matter.
Golfers have been relatively slow in warming to online booking, gradually shifting from phone call to online marketplace. In fact, in 2015 it was estimated that only 15 percent to 20 percent of golf bookings were made online, compared with more than 50 percent of hotel and plane bookings.
Black Butte Ranch has seen a similar trend. The vast majority of our golfers still prefer to book their tee times the old-fashioned way: by calling up the golf shop and talking directly to a member of our golf staff. We welcome of this, of course. Black Butte Ranch employs an incredibly capable group of people, and each one can offer seemingly endless amounts of information and insights in just a relatively brief conversation.
But Black Butte Ranch offers plenty of reason to book a tee time online directly through our website, too. That starts with the convenience of online, no doubt. By clicking on a single link, golfers have easy access to every available tee time each day for weeks.
The other, lesser-known reason for many is that some of Black Butte Ranch’s very best golf deals are available only online and only at certain tee times.
“We think our website is an underutilized tool for many of our golfers,” said Jeff Fought, director of golf at Black Butte Ranch. “By watching the daily online specials that we post, golfers can be sure that they are getting the best rates we offer.”
The hottest daily specials are highlighted in red, making the it easy to find the lowest rates. Just this week, Black Butte Ranch offered a time as low as $49, including cart.
Offering daily specials as far as four or five days out, golfers would be wise to check often.
“We think it’s the easiest way to book a tee time,” Fought said. “But if you would still prefer to give us a call, we will always be happy to go the more traditional route.”
Whether online or over the phone, Black Butte Ranch offers great rates all season long.
Each day through July 31, before 7:30 a.m. or from noon to 2 p.m., golfers are invited to play either Big Meadow or Glaze Meadow for just $64. The price drops to $59 after 2 p.m. Our primetime rates are $79 per golfer.
Book a tee time online, call 855-210-5305 or the Golf Shop at 541-595-1545.