The subject of this article might seem pretty straightforward to a lot of people. In fact, a lot of people are under the impression that they only need to be referred to a certain golf course by their friends and family members for them to have a good time. Man, it would be great if it were that easy.

You have to remember that asking for golf course recommendations is not much different from asking for a recommendation for a new hairstylist. If this has happened to you, you know exactly what could go wrong.

Often times, when people refer a particular service provider to you, it’s because they have had a good experience with that service provider. So far so good, right? That’s how things should work.

But the problem is, your friends may have a specific hairstyle in mind. They might have specific tastes. And just because they recommended a particular hairstylist that specializes in that particular look, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the hairstylist would do a good job in the specific look that you are looking for.

In the off chance that your tastes are very different from your friends and family members (which happens all the time), you may be in trouble. Because the person that was referred to you may do a great job in certain contexts, but may actually drop the ball when it comes time to you.

This is why you really need to be very careful when people recommend a golf course to you. They might suck at golf, so any golf course would be awesome to them. Similarly, they may be super awesome at golf and they might recommend to you a course that is all but impossible for people with your skill level.

Do you see how this works? So you have to understand that picking the right golf course must involve picking the most perfect course for your handicap. That’s the bottom line.

So you have to look at your expectations, you have to look at your experience level, you have to look at your handicap, you also have to pay attention to the kind of equipment that you’re using. Once you have factored all this in, then you have pretty much the starting data that you need to start sorting out the different golf course options you have available to you.

You have to pay attention to how close or accessible the golf course is. You of course have to pay attention to the fees that they may charge. Also, you have to pay attention to how interesting the layout is.

There are just so many factors to consider, so it doesn’t really make much sense to ask a random friend or family member on Facebook to give you a recommendation. If you do things that way, you probably would have to go through several dozen golf courses until you find yourself at a place that you really like.

It’s not much different from a princess having to kiss many frogs until one of them turns into a prince. It may seem like a good idea, but believe me, you might have to develop a lot of warts before you find the right one. Not exactly a good thing.

It’s much better to come up with a systematic and methodical checklist of factors that you can base a realistic and effective decision on.

You need to do this when starting out. You don’t want to do this after you have screwed up several times because it can definitely be a set of very expensive mistakes.