A crib sheet for your golf cart.
If you don't golf or you don't have time to play the course you're considering, send a knowledgeable golfer out to play it, armed with this list of points to consider.
* What is the par? (It should be at least 70.)
* What is the course's slope rating? (You don't need to know exactly what "slope" means. Just use this rule of thumb: A course rated 110 may be too easy, while a course rated 140 is likely to be too difficult.)
* Is any maintenance (overseeding, aerification) scheduled on the days you're considering for your event?
* How are the greens? (Players spend 50 percent of their time on the greens.)
* Is the course "playable" for the average golfer?
* Are there any "blind" holes on the course? (If your people are going to play the course only once, "blind" holes, where they don't know where the fairway or hazards are, can take away from the overall experience.)
* Is there a full driving range?
* What is the travel time between your meeting location and your golf location? If your meeting ends at 11:30 a.m. and your evening function starts at 6 p.m., don't choose a course that's an hour away.
* Does the club have the function space you require? If you want to have a formal