What is Quick.golf?
Quick.golf is golf just like you’ve always played it, but in shorter increments. Think of it as snack-sized golf. We’ve all been trained to consume golf as a full meal — 18 holes or 9 holes. Quick.golf brings a new, time-aware way to play the game. You can play as little or as much as your valuable time allows, and only pay for the holes you play.
How does Quick.golf work?
It’s easy. We are a responsive website, not an app you’ll find in an app store (we have good reasons for this). Open the browser on your smartphone, ANY smartphone. Find quick.golf, and bookmark it to your home screen. The icon looks like this:
We think it looks cool, what about you?
If you don’t know how to put a bookmark on your phone home page, we’ve got some instructions at the end of this page for the most popular browsers.
Do I need to book a tee time?
No! That’s the beauty of Quick.golf. Open the website - it will tell you the Quick.golf course or courses closest to you. You’ll see which courses are open for Quick.golf. Green — let’s play! Red — not now. When it's green, select the course you want to play and click on “I’m coming in for some Quick.golf” message, then get to the course as quick as you can. If it’s your first Quick.golf transaction, you’ll be prompted to enter some credit card information but you won’t be charged anything until you’ve checked in at the course, played your golf and recorded the number of holes played.
Now, get to the golf course, check in at the golf shop and then go play.
How do I get charged for the holes I play?
Golf is an honorable game, right? Yeah, we all fudge on the rules from time to time but for the most part, the way most golfers play would make the USGA proud. During our pilot launch, we choose to rely on each golfer’s honor and honesty to tell us at the end of each session how many holes were played. Some might call us stupid or naïve, but we believe that most people are honest people. We hope you are.
When you play your first Quick.golf session, you’ll provide a current credit card. We use a credit card processing service that is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification. Please see our Terms of Service.
When you check in at the course, the staff person will tell us you’ve arrived and you’ll get a confirmation email specifying whether you’re walking or riding and how many people you’re paying for (you can put multiple players together for one payment, or each golfer can create their own Quick.golf transaction). It’ll be a good idea for you to review that email on your smartphone before you leave the course so you can clear up any discrepancies before you leave.
When you are done playing, go back to your Quick.golf bookmark and enter how many holes you played. Your credit card on file will be charged accordingly. There is a minimum two-hole charge, just like Uber or Lyft that have a base charge. However, if you check in at a golf course, play, and do not record the number of holes you played by midnight of that day, your credit card will be charged the full 18-hole or 9-hole greens fee, according to the golf course policies and our terms of service. This is for the very few who think they can get something for nothing. Boo on them.
Be a good customer, record the correct number of holes you’ve played, and we’ll never have to flag you for dishonorable behavior.
Is there a minimum charge each time I play?
Yes. When you record the number of holes you played, the counter starts at two (2). Two holes is the minimum fee — we hope you play lots more.
Our research reveals lots of reasons why golfers will enjoy Quick.golf. Here are just a few:
- Not able to convince your non-golfing significant other to endure a 4 hour round? Try dinner and four holes to burn off a few calories and take in some scenery.
- Not willing to pay $100+ for a full round at a course that you’ve never played before? Take a trial run by playing a few holes for less than $20 and you can decide whether to return for a full round.
- Your family wants to spend a sunny day on the lake instead of on the golf course? You can still squeeze in a few holes at twilight for a great nightcap.
- Want to help a beginner learn to play without stress? Don’t subject them to a death march of frustration… play a little QG and leave time for something fun after golf.
- Want today’s lunch to be more than another 1000+ calories added to your waistline? Play some Quick.golf. You’ll be calorie neutral, stress-free and energized.
- On the road and heading back to your hotel in the evening? Rather than vegetating in your room or on a bar stool, find a nearby Quick.golf course for some fun.
- Not sure about taking up the challenge of that beast of a course the best golfers play? Join them for some QG and learn if it’s the right place to play a full round.
- On a buddy golf trip with 18 holes already played today? If your gang isn’t up for another full 18, stop before or after dinner for some Quick.golf.
- The home course is hosting an event with a 1pm shotgun today and there’s no opportunity to play a full round? Sneak in some QG in the morning or evening.
- Do any of these reflect your busy life? If you have another, we’d love to hear about it. Email us your reason to play Quick.golf to email@example.com
There are dozens of ways that people can partake of a ‘golf snack’ vs. a full meal. Use Quick.golf to take advantage of those opportunities.
Is there a fee to join Quick.golf?
Of course not! The only time money changes hands is when you play a few holes of golf and record the number of holes you played. You see, we want you to play more golf, and play it whenever you have time — even just a little time.
What if there is a dispute with what I am charged?
If there is a dispute with the amount you were charged — the wrong number of holes or the wrong fee per hole, please contact the golf course first. If verified by them, Quick.golf will process an adjustment.
How do I put a Quick.golf bookmark on my phone’s home page?
- Launch Chrome for Android and open the website or web page you want to pin to your home screen.
- Tap the menu button and tap Add to home screen. You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut, and then Chrome will add it to your home screen.
- The icon will appear on your home screen like any other app shortcut or widget, so you can drag it around and put it wherever you like. Chrome for Android loads the website as a “web app” when you tap the icon, so it will get its own entry in the app switcher and won’t have any browser interface getting in the way.
Other popular Android browsers also offer this feature. For example, Firefox for Android can do this if you tap the menu button, tap the Page option, and tap Add to Home Screen.
- Launch the Safari browser on Apple’s iOS and navigate to the website or webpage you want to add to your home screen.
- Tap the Share button on the browser’s toolbar — that’s the rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. It’s on the bar at the top of the screen on an iPad, and on the bar at the bottom of the screen on an iPhone or iPod Touch.
- Tap the Add to Home Screen icon in the Share menu. You’ll be prompted to name the shortcut before tapping the Add button. The shortcut can be dragged around and placed anywhere, including in app folders — just like a normal app icon. (To create app folders on iOS, touch-and-drag an app’s icon onto another app’s icon and hold it there for a moment.)
- When you tap the icon, it will load the website in a normal tab inside the Safari browser app. Due the limitations in Apple’s iOS, only Apple’s own Safari browser is allowed to do this.
- Open the website you want to pin in Internet Explorer.
- Tap the More (…) button and tap Pin to Start in the menu that appears. Windows Phone 8.1 supports live tile updates from websites that have configured the feature, just as Windows 8 does.
- To add a browser bookmark, navigate to the page you’d like to save.
- Press the Menu key and choose Add Bookmark.
- Select the bookmark options you’d like, and press the Menu key, then add.
- The item will be saved to your bookmarks.
Note: The Quick.golf beta is a responsive website, not a native app. You will not find us in your app store. If you have any questions or problems, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, do like we do — give it to your kids to figure it out for you.