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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:38 AM   #1
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Anyone golf in Vegas or Scottsdale in late July?

We're trying to plan a bachelor trip, but we're hearing that July is the hottest months in both cities. How does the desert summer heat compare to our humid and muggy summers?

About half the guys don't golf, so we wanted to go somewhere where we could accommodate both groups. Other destinations are welcomed!
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:53 AM   #2
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Let's just say there is a reason that is low season for both locations. I wouldn't step foot in either location between Mid June & Mid September. Humid or not 110-120 is not fun. Highly recommend another location such as:

1. California just not Palm Springs

2. Muskoka

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Old Apr 20, 2017, 11:02 AM   #3
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I golf in Vegas every July. It's hot but hardly unbearable. Just drink lots of water. Also it's dirt cheap to play and courses are usually almost deserted if you tee off around 11 am so it's great in my opinion.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 11:08 AM   #4
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Which dates are you in Vegas? I'll be there June 24 for 2 weeks, might do a San Fran trip as well. I've golfed in July before, and agrees on post above. Just stay hydrated, try to get early tee times as well.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 06:31 PM   #5
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I've golfed in Vegas in July, very hot but not a "humid" hot. Quite bearable if you drink lots of water.

I concur with the early AM tee times...you be done by the time the really strong sun is out.

I played 2 rounds...first was really nice from 7 AM - 11 AM...I went out again at 12:15 and was fatigued within 5 or 6 holes.
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 01:17 AM   #6
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But do you really want to be teeing off at 6/7 am on a bachelor party trip after the nights "activities"? For a pure golf trip maybe for this maybe not. I just wouldn't want to be the guy who pushed this idea saying it will be fine and then it's 120 every day and you've got a entire group of guys complaining saying "what the heck we didn't know it was going to be this hot". If everyone sits down and agrees they are okay with 110-120 that's a different story. mid 80's and Oceanside California sounds a lot better to me
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 02:08 AM   #7
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Which dates are you in Vegas? I'll be there June 24 for 2 weeks, might do a San Fran trip as well. I've golfed in July before, and agrees on post above. Just stay hydrated, try to get early tee times as well.
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 02:31 AM   #8
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July is hot, average daily high is something like 105 *F but it can reach 120. Id rather play in a dry 110 in Phoenix than 90 and humid here, much more comfortable.

I go with a group to Scottsdale/Phoenix every labour day for a week, Septembervaverage high is about 100* and have played in 110 . while hot it's not unbearable and we often play 36. Hydrate and use the shade.

My buds who live in Phoenix will play mornings in the summer teeing off at 6 or 7, in by 10.

I agree with the comment that if you are going to be partying hard , then it's likely not the best for your health , nor fun playing hungover in 110 degree heat.

The good news is fees are dirt cheap and courses pretty empty
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 03:20 AM   #9
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Get out early is all I can add,it's too hot to do anything in July.
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 05:30 AM   #10
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A friend and I played 36 holes in Vegas when it was 40C+ and about 5% humidity. It was tough but definitely doable; drink lots of water/sports beverages and avoid any alcohol until after the round. Also, apply sunscreen regularly!
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One good thing about that timing is the golf is cheap then.
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 06:54 AM   #12
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Anyone golf in Vegas or Scottsdale in late July?

We're trying to plan a bachelor trip, but we're hearing that July is the hottest months in both cities. How does the desert summer heat compare to our humid and muggy summers?

About half the guys don't golf, so we wanted to go somewhere where we could accommodate both groups. Other destinations are welcomed!
Most members have stated to get out early to play if you can, which is definitely true. Desert heat and humidity heat are two different things. If you know someone that operates a body shop, ask to stand in the paint oven when "baking" a fresh coat of paint onto a car. Temps are usually 110-120, which will give you an idea of what desert heat feels like in the summer months. If you think you can play 18 in that environment, then go for it!..I would recommend the San Diego area for that time of year, and the nearby Tijuana playground for "night-time" bachelor party/trip activities..
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 04:28 PM   #13
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Old Apr 25, 2017, 04:09 PM   #14
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Sounds like a fun trip!

I've played played a lot in Palm Springs and have been told that's about as hot as it gets. I was there last September and even then it's hitting 40+. I'd imagine Vegas summers would feel a lot like that or worse. The good thing is that it is a dry heat so it's not that sticky gross feeling kind of hot. As people have said before, stay hydrated. I also will grab the hand towel (med size) from the hotel. Most desert courses I've played almost always have jugs of ice water on the course. You soak that towel and wrap it around your head and/or neck.

The huge pro to going down there at that time is that the golf will be cheap. September is still summer rates in Palm Springs. I played PGA West Stadium for $49 incl cart and range plus tax US and $39 for the Norman course for an early afternoon tee time. I'm imagining you could play TPC Vegas for pretty cheap.

Lastly I'm a huge fan of San Diego too, someone else had mentioned. I spent a few days there, drove from Palm Springs. It's beautiful, perfect weather and great golf. Torrey Pines is 20 min N of San Diego and was amazing to play but super expensive. I think I paid around 140 for twilight incl cart but totally worth it!

Hope you guys have a blast whatever you do!
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Old Apr 25, 2017, 06:41 PM   #15
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Not a good move to do this trip in Vegas in July. The heat is unbearable. It's not fun. I love golf but not that much.
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Old Apr 25, 2017, 07:04 PM   #16
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Even May in Palm Springs is almost unbearable. Have done PGA West Nicklaus course in AM for 90 bucks, then a Stadium Course turnaround at 2PM for 29 bucks. I was rotating wet towels in the ice bucket on my head for the afternoon. 107* in the shade.

If it is golf you want, I would look at a Bandon or Whispering Straits. Scotch in the evening, golf all day. Loads of close by accessible courses.

If partying, Vegas for party, but might avoid golf unless you can get your butts out of bed in AM. Would wait until you get up to book....
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I have only done one July trip to Vegas and presumably it will be my last. Dry heat or not, it is friggin hot. I remember standing in my sandles on the median crossing LV Blvd and feeling something burning my feet. It was my sandles! If I didn't keep moving, my friggin feat burnt.

Like most people, recommend you don't do it but if you do it, get the first tee time and stay away from bud and johnny.
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The other interesting observation I made golfing in the high heat/low humidity is that you could feel yourself sweating, but your clothes never got wet. The sweat evaporates so quickly!
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The other interesting observation I made golfing in the high heat/low humidity is that you could feel yourself sweating, but your clothes never got wet. The sweat evaporates so quickly!
Agreed! I got home and people thought I didn't go golfing out in the heat haha
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