Now that you have narrowed down your choices, it’s time to talk money. Your tournament’s objective is to earn big bucks for those who have very little, which is difficult to do if the cost of the course eats away at your profits. Earn that higher rate of return by following these five simple steps.
Do Your Homework
Your top course may not be the cheapest, so don’t be afraid to haggle. Research other course prices and ask if your preferred venue will be willing to match what you’ve found. Chances are they will be amenable to working with you.
Flexibility is Key
If the dates for your tournament aren’t already set in stone, work with the course of your choice and pick a day that works best for them. Holding your event when the course is usually not as busy allows for a better opportunity to keep your costs down while providing for maximum profits.
Buy the Course for the Day
Deals can be made when the proprietor is aware that you are willing to rent the course for an entire day. Just like buying in bulk, prices get lower when you buy larger amounts. Even a half day rental is better than just renting for an hour or two. And remember, don’t be shy—ask if they can do better. The answer is always no if you don’t ask.
Is there something your company offers that the course may be interested in obtaining? Get to know the people in charge when doing your research and see if you can strike a bargain; maybe the course owner is a big fan of the celebrity you have procured for the meet and greet and would be willing to offer a lower price in exchange for an autograph. It never hurts to ask!
Best Outings has years of experience in putting together successful golf tournaments and our Outing Request Tool is a time saving device that will help shorten your search for golf courses that are willing to work with charity events. Why work harder when you can work smarter? Best Outings has everything you need to help you garner the highest returns from your charity tournament.
We measure our success by yours. You don’t have to do it alone, use the resources we provide and prepare for a tournament that will be the talk of the town!