World Golf Village WGV Values Your Time
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WGV Values Your Time

Pace of Play at WGV


How long should a round of golf take to play? 4 hours? 4.5 hours? How about 3 hours? The variables that contribute to pace of play are endless. Every player has different expectations and is our job is to set the expectation for every golfer that comes to World Golf Village. Along with Troon Golf, we have rolled out a campaign designed to improve pace of play on our courses and all Troon properties. The initiative, named “Troon Values Your Time”, will help to inform our guests, even before stepping foot on the course, our goal is to provide a world-class experience that will allow you to plan your day and stay on schedule. Our golf staff will help to establish and maintain a time par.

Main elements include:

  •  TIME PAR – Each Troon facility has calculated its own TIME PAR by evaluating the appropriate length of time a golfer should comfortably play and enjoy the course. The TIME PAR at Slammer & Squire has been calculated to be 4 hours and 10 minutes. The calculated time at King & Bear is 4 hours and 20 minutes.
  • PACESETTER Times – Troon facilities are implementing PACESETTER Times, which are designated morning tee times reserved for players committed to playing quickly in at least 20 minutes under the facility’s TIME PAR. This creates options for those looking to play in less time and also creates a steady pace-of-play for tee times throughout the day.
  • PACESETTER Tips – In line with efforts from both the USGA and the Golf Channel, Troon has identified similar tips and guidelines to help golfers manage their own pace of play. 

Pacesetter Tips

  • Play your tees: Choose a set of tees with a rating of 142 minus your handicap index. Or just tee it forward. 
  • Play Ready Golf (tee to green): When a player is at their ball or on the tee box and is ready to play, they should play. Take no more than 45 seconds to hit your shot.
  • Be cart smart: Drop off your partner and drive to your ball. When you leave the cart, take three clubs, not one. Keep in mind that it is cart path only around the tees, greens, and on all par 3's.
  • Use rules with discretion: Take no more than three minutes to look for balls and take relief.
  • Keep Moving: Proceed quickly to your ball and be ready when it’s your turn to hit. See it, read it, hole it: While others are putting, prepare for your putt. Go to the next tee.
  • Be accountable: Recognize that slow play isn’t just other players’ fault.