Frequenty Asked Questions
- Can I change a reservation?
- What is your weather policy?
- What is SSL?
- Why don`t I get an email immediatley after I sign up?
- Why do you offer times that end up not being available?
- Why do tee times seem to appear and disappear?
- Why is payment in full required for some times and not for others?
- Can I make tee time reservations by phone?
- My credit card is good, why won’t your system accept it?
- Did I get the tee time?
- What about sales tax?
- Do you charge a booking fee?
- Is the booking fee refundable?
- How far in advance are tee times available on the website?
- What is VAT?
- Will my credit card company charge me a fee for booking a tee time in Euoros or Pound Sterling (GBP)?
- Is the 25% deposit on tee times in Ireland refundable?
- What happened to the old GolfNow Rewards program?
- Will I earn any points or free rounds between May 1st and 11th?
- What happened to my free rounds earned from the old Rewards program?
- What happened to my LMG Frequent Golfer Yards?
- How do I earn a free round of golf??
- Do I need to Sign Up to be a part of the GolfNow Rewards Program?
- Once I've earned my free round, how do I redeem it?
- If I book a foursome under my name, do I get credit for 4 bookings?
- What if I live in San Francisco, and book a round in San Diego?
- Can I redeem a free round in any GolfNow community?
- When redeeming my free round, can I book more than one round?
- Can I use the free round whenever I want?
- Do I have to use my free round before the end of the promotion period?
- Can more than one free round be redeemed at a time?
- Will all the bookings I have ever made apply?
- Am I able to earn points for rounds when I book tee times in Ireland?
LastMinuteGolfer.com and GolfNow.com Merger
- LastMinuteGolfer.com and GolfNow.com are joining forces
- What does the merger mean for me?
- What is happening to the LMG/LMTT site?
- Can I access my personal data from LMG/LMTT on GolfNow.com?
- Can I get Red-Flag Times on GolfNow.com?
- Will I still get my email alerts?
- Can I use my LMG Frequent Golfer Yards on GolfNow.com?
- Does GolfNow.com have programs like VIP Memberships, Tour Tuesdays or Dollar Per Hole Days?
- I am currently a LastMinuteGolfer.com VIP Member? Is it still valid?
Can I change a reservation?All tee time sales are final. They are non-cancelable and non-refundable.
If your greens fees are due at the golf course we will cancel your reservation only if the golf course gives us approval to do so.
Tee times that are 100 % prepaid cannot be cancelled unless the golf course is closed due to weather on the day of play.
What is your weather policy?If your greens fees are due at the golf course please complete the Reservation Change form and we will seek approval from the golf course in order to cancel your tee time. If approval is not given by the golf course your reservation will stand.
If you paid 100 % online we will only cancel your reservation if the golf course is closed due to weather on the day of play.
What is SSL?Secure Sockets Layer, SSL, is the standard security technology for creating an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. The link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browser remain private. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their customers`online transactions.
Why don`t I get an email immediatley after I sign up?Our email offers usually contain the best deals, but they are limited. They are not sent to each customer every day. We follow a rotation so that everyone has an opportunity to receive our best deals. Please be patient, an offer will arrive soon.
Why do you offer times that end up not being available?The tee time inventory shown on the website is based on supply and demand. When tee times are loaded into our system the inventory is available, but tee times may sell through a number of different channels. To see if a tee time is still available, just start the booking process.
Our system will check to see if the tee time is still available. If so, you will be able to continue the booking process. If the tee time is no longer available, we will try to display the closest available tee time and you will be asked if you want to continue the booking process with the new tee time.
Why do tee times seem to appear and disappear?When you click on a tee time and select the number of players, the tee time is put on hold for five minutes. This allows you time to complete the booking process. If you do not complete the process, that time will be removed from hold and appear on the website later.
Why is payment in full required for some times and not for others?Some tee times on our web site require full payment online, while others must be paid at the golf course. Tee times with the biggest savings require up-front online payment.
Can I make tee time reservations by phone?Yes, but there is an additional charge for phone bookings with a customer service agent.
My credit card is good, why won’t your system accept it?We only accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Please check that your credit card information has been entered correctly. Double-check your card number and expiration date. If that does not work, complete the Contact Us form and be sure to include the error message you are receiving.
Did I get the tee time?After completing your tee time purchase, you will be shown a Thank You page containing the details for your reservation. If you see that page, you have successfully booked the tee time. If not, please complete the Contact Us form.
What about sales tax?Most tee times do not include sales tax. However some courses do include Sales Tax in the price of the tee time. If Sales Tax is included you will see the Tax Included Icon on the specific tee time. You can also Click on any tee time, and check Tee Time Details, to determine if sales tax is included.
Do you charge a booking fee?Yes, a booking fee will be charged on most reservations made on our website or through our Call Center.
Is the booking fee refundable?Our tee times are non-cancelable and non-refundable. If the golf course is closed due to weather we will issue a refund for any fees paid online.
How far in advance are tee times available on the website?Most tee times are available 14 to 30 days in advance. However, there may be times from some courses available up to 90 days in advance.
What is VAT?VAT stands for Value Added Tax, which is charged on goods sold within the European Union (EU). In accordance with the laws governing members of the EU, GolfNow is obliged to charge VAT on all tee times in member countries of the EU. As of Jan.4, 2011, the VAT in Ireland is 21%. The VAT in Northern Ireland is 20%.
Will my credit card company charge me a fee for booking a tee time in Euros or Pound Sterling (GBP)?Yes, your credit card company may charge a nominal fee for currency conversion. Check with your credit card company for details.
Is the 25% deposit on tee times in Ireland refundable?Deposits on tee times are collected on behalf of the course and are not refundable. If the golf course is closed due to weather we will issue a refund for any fees paid online.
What happened to the old GolfNow Rewards program?
In order to prepare for our new Rewards program on May 12th, we needed to retire our current GolfNow Rewards program. It officially retired on April 30th, 2010.
Will I earn any points or free rounds between May 1st and 11th?
Any transaction occurring from May 1st to May 11th will not qualify for golfer rewards. However, as of May 12th, you will be able to earn points towards the new and improved GolfNow Rewards program and take advantage of all of its perks.
What happened to my free rounds earned from the old Rewards program?
All outstanding rounds in any your account as of April 30th, 2010 will no longer be available for redemption past May 11th, 2010. However, any free round you earned between November 1st, 2009 and April 30th, 2010 will be converted into 1500 points per eligible round earned. For example, if you earned 3 free rounds in this time frame, you can expect 4500 GolfNow Rewards points in your account. These points will be deposited into your GolfNow Rewards account on May 12th.
What happened to my LMG Frequent Golfer Yards?
If you are a past Last Minute Golfer customer and have outstanding frequent golfer yards from your LMG account, you can expect to see each outstanding yard to a GolfNow Reward point. For example, if you had 1000 Yards in your LMG account at the time LMG converted to GolfNow, then you will have 1000 GolfNow Rewards points in your GolfNow account. These points will be deposited into your GolfNow Rewards account on May 12th.
How do I earn a free round of golf?
Each time you book a round and play golf from any participating GolfNow community website, you will earn points toward your Free Round. When a round is booked your account will be awarded 3 rewards points for each dollar spent. Points are earned based on the amount spent before tax and fees. See Terms & Conditions for a list of participating community sites.
Do I need to Sign Up to be part of the GolfNow Rewards Program?
No. You are automatically enrolled when you book your first round..
Once I’ve earned my free round, how do I redeem it?
Once you have earned enough points to redeem a free round, you will click on the Redeem Points button located in your Account Profile. Then follow these steps: Choose your desired area, date of play and click on the Point button (located right above Player Choices) and hit search to see what Rewards times are available. Tip - to access more inventory, search up to 7 days and choose an area versus a sole course. Inventory is available at a first come, first serve basis and can vary by city and course. Choose your tee time. You will see what inventory is available to you based on how many points you have earned. Grayed out boxes mean you haven’t earned enough points yet for that round at that course. Book your tee time just like you would a normal tee time. The only cost to you will be the taxes and fees on that free round, and will be charged to your credit card at the time of booking.
If I book a foursome under my name, do I get credit for 4 bookings?
Yes. Unlike the 2009 program, you are awarded points for the amount spent before taxes and fees.
What if I live in San Francisco, and book a round in San Diego?
You will receive points for all bookings made and played on any participating GolfNow community website. See Terms & Conditions for a list of participating community sites.
Can I redeem a free round in any GolfNow community?
You can redeem a Free Round in any GolfNow community that is participating in the GolfNow Rewards Program. See Terms & Conditions for a list of participating community sites.
When redeeming my free round, can I book more than one round?
Yes, you can usually book `1 to 4` rounds per reservation (sometimes booking limitations apply, such as `2 to 4`).
Can I use the free round whenever I want?
If you have the appropriate amount of points, you can choose any available tee time on the Redeem Free Round page. However, please keep in mind; your points are valid 365 days after the last round booked.
Do I have to use my free round before the end of the promotion period?
No. You will be able to use your Free Round after the end of the promotion, as long as it’s used within 365 days of the date the last round was booked.
Can more than one free round be redeemed at a time?
Yes. You can redeem up to four rounds as long as you have the appropriate amount of points required.
Will all the bookings I have ever made apply?
Yes, as long as you have booked a round in the last 365 days, all bookings will apply.
Am I able to earn points for free rounds when I book tee times in Ireland?
No, tee times booked in ireland are not eligible to earn rewards.
LastMinuteGolfer.com and GolfNow.com are joining forces
LastMinuteGolfer.com (LMG/LMTT) and GolfNow.com, the two largest online tee time services in North America, are coming together under the GolfNow.com name to offer you the most robust online tee time booking experience available. LastMinuteGolfer and GolfNow members will now have access to over 2000 golf courses in 41 states and Ontario, with new courses being added daily.
What does the merger mean for me?
The merging of these two brands will include improved site additions and technology to offer you the optimal online booking experience. Changes to how you book tee times, your LMG account and Frequent Golfer Yards are outlined below. If you are unable to find the answer to your question or have additional questions or comments regarding any of these changes, your account or your yardage, please contact our customer service by clicking here or by calling 1-800-767-3574. As we rollout additional enhancements, we will send you updates so that you’ll always be the first to know.
What is happening to the LMG site?
All available tee times on LMG/LMTT will now be available on GolfNow. GolfNow.com will allow you to search for tee times in your area and be able to play at your preferred courses. Tee time inventory will increase, giving you more options to play at the course you want, when you want, at the price you want.
What happens to my personal data on LMG/LMTT?
How will I track my handicap now?
If you currently use LMG’s Handicap feature, an account will be made for you on Golf Channel’s Game Tracker and your LMG Handicap info will be transferred. Both your GolfNow account info and Game Tracker info will be emailed to you prior to the launch of GolfNow.com/Ontario.
Will I still be able to get Red-Flag Times?
GolfNow.com offers tee times comparable Red-Flag times and these tee times will still be identified with a “red flag” icon. Additionally, these daily specials on GolfNow.com will not only be available to you on the web, but also in a daily email during your golf season.
Will I still get my email alerts?
All LMG/LMTT will automatically be signed up to receive GolfNow emails. You can choose the frequency that you receive these emails, but you can always guarantee the best value of tee times will be featured in the email. You can unsubscribe at any time by either clicking on the link at the bottom of the email or by managing your email preferences in your account profile. To change the frequency of emails sent to you or to change your city, simply log in to your account and update your preferences. In the event you are not receiving GolfNow.com email, you can always sign up here.
What happens to my LMG Frequent Golfer Yards?
GolfNow.com will be launching a new loyalty program April 2010.
Your Frequent Golfer Yards will be converted* to GolfNow loyalty points and applied towards your GolfNow account at one point for every frequent yard earned. GolfNow’s loyalty program will allow you to redeem free golf rounds, in addition to other offerings that will be available later in 2010.
*For some US LMG members, some stipulations on yardage transfer will apply. All LMG/LMTT customers who have booked 5 times or more on LMG/LMTT between January 1, 2008 and July 26, 2009 will automatically have their existing frequent yardage converted. A booking is defined as a tee time transaction that has been successfully charged to your credit card with no cancellation. One booking can consist of a reservation for a single, twosome, threesome or foursome. Weekday pass purchases do not qualify as a booking, nor do any free rounds redeemed with Frequent Golf Yardage. In order to activate these banked frequent yards, these customers must have purchased a tee time on GolfNow.com between July 27th, 2009 and January 31, 2010. Upon booking a tee time within this timeframe, your frequent yardage will be converted into points towards the 2010 GolfNow loyalty program. In the event you are a 5+ booker and do not book a tee time within July 27, 2009 – January 31, 2009, you will have the option to contact customer service at 1-800-767-3574 after January 31, 2010 and request that your yards be converted. Manual requests to have your points converted will only be accepted after January 31, 2010 and you must fall into the exclusive category as outlined above.
What will happen to the LMG programs like VIP Memberships, Tour Tuesdays or Dollar Per Hole Days?
All current LMG programs will cease, but GolfNow will continue to offer great leagues, tournaments, special events and contests. GolfNow will continue to work towards offering the best in golf activities that match our customer’s best interests.
I am currently a LastMinuteGolfer.com VIP Member. What does this change mean to me?
VIP Memberships will cease. However, GolfNow’s emails will give you access to the best in tee time inventory directly in your inbox. Please contact customer service at 1-800-767-3574 or by clicking here if you have any questions or concerns regarding this.