Golf Times can save you some green

by Tim McLain

Golfers, take note. Golf Times is your free tee-time booking tool, making it easy to find courses near you, input preferred tee times and the number of players in your group, then comparing available discounts off regular rates. Just swift left and right to check the next available day for your preferred time or date.

In no time at all, you'll be ready to head out to the greens with more green left in your pocket at the end of the round. The app can even store your credit-card information to speed booking, and all payments are sent securely.

Once you've made a reservation, the app stores the details in your phone. You can access each record to get directions to the course, verify a tee time, and more.

With a little more than 1,000 courses in the apps database, there's certainly room for improvement. If your preferred local courses aren't listed, be sure to sign up for email updates to see when new locations are added. That said, a search in my area (Raleigh/Durham, N.C.) netted a solid list of open tee times and courses, along with prices ranging from $20 to $50.

This app makes finding and booking tee times so easy, I might even pick up some clubs and try my hand at the game. Again.