Learning to play the game of golf, or regularly playing it, in the summertime is a great way to get your head in the game and learn the ins and outs of what you can and cannot do. The days are nice and long, the sun is shining and bright for the majority of the day, and there are very few weather conditions that can stop your roll. However, once the fall comes along there are some things you should know about playing golf in the chillier weather. We have listed out some of the top things that you should keep in mind when playing golf in the fall, including what you will learn along the way: 


  • You will lose your ball in the leaves. There will be plenty of times once the leaves start falling that you will mistake a leaf for your ball or your ball will land under newly fallen leaves. It may happen once or twice or may happen more times than you can count. 
  • It will get cold outside. No matter if you are playing in the morning, mid-day or late afternoon, be prepared for the weather to drop and for it to get chilly outside. Make sure that you have on, or bring, several layers so that you can be as comfortable as possible for the duration of the game.
  • It gets dark quicker. Your rounds of golf will not be able to last long as they once did in the summer time – once the fall season kicks in, it will get dark quicker and you will be forced to cut your game short. 
  • Courses are less crowded. One of the benefits of playing golf in the fall is that as the weather gets chillier, the courses get less crowded. If you can handle the cold well and are prepared with the proper layers, you can enjoy a course that is (almost!) all to yourself.