One of the best perks about living in Florida is the year-round tropical climate and the constant sunshine accompanying you during your round of golf. The summer season tends to lean a little warmer than usual but we don’t want your game to suffer because of the increasing heat. Our tips below will help you keep your scores low despite the rising temperatures:

Clothing – Try to wear light-colored clothing when playing in the heat.  The trend in golf apparel now is synthetic fabric make with moisture wicking elements designed to help you stay dry.  Some apparel lines have SPF (sun protection factor) clothing that helps protect against the UV rays that cause skin cancer.  Another new addition in golf clothing is sun sleeves – a tight cuff (sold in pairs) that extends from above the elbow to the wrist – designed to protect your arms from the sun.

Cart or caddy – If you prefer to walk when playing golf, playing in extreme heat is your turn to treat yourself to a riding cart or caddy.  Let someone or something else tote your clubs so you can enjoy your day a bit more on the course.  If riding in a cart, you have room for cool towels, ice and water, plus you can use a seat cover to make the ride more comfortable.

Play 9-holes – Remember a round of golf doesn’t have to be 18 holes.  Playing 9-holes allows you to get out and play a few holes without having to be in the heat for four or more hours.  Many after-work leagues are 9-holes because of the time required to play and due to daylight hours.  Most people would rather play 9-holes than to not play golf at all.  You may also enjoy an Executive or Par 3 course that will allow you to play in a shorter amount of time.

Join A Club – GlenLakes Country Club in Weeki Wachee ensures that all of the necessary summer amenities are available to help you beat the heat. Plenty of drinking water is available throughout the course and when you’re done, cool off in the junior Olympic sized pool or enjoy an air-conditioned lunch at the state-of-the-art clubhouse.

Starting from the low $200s, GlenLakes homes offer beautiful views of the golf course, lake and much more.  To learn more about the GlenLakes lifestyle and everything it has to offer, Contact them at www.glenlakes.com.