Plans are all locked in for our annual guys golf trip next month, and I can't wait! We do a three-day weekend at Wintergreen Resort, which has one 18-hole course called Devil's Knob and one 27-hole course called Stoney Creek. Devil's Knob is the highest elevation course in Virginia, and because of the elevation the temperatures are usually 15-degrees cooler than at the bottom of the mountain, with no humidity to boot. We're playing a course in Charlottesville on Friday, which is along the way from here to Wintergreen. We'll probably do 36 holes if we like the course well enough. We'll play Devil's Knob on Saturday and Stoney Creek on Sunday.
One fun thing we started doing last year was "playing for beds". We stay in a rented condo that has two bedrooms with king sized beds .. and that's it. Since there are four of us and no one wants to share a bed, that means two guys are on inflatable mattresses in the living room. So, each day we play, we play skins games to decide who gets the best sleeping arrangements. Us weaker players get strokes to even up the game. Best I could do last year was third place, but I've improved my game since then so I'm hoping for a night in the big boy bed this year.
So ... here's my question: How do you prepare for a weekend golf trip where you're playing more golf in a compressed time than any other part of the year? The best thing I've been able to figure out is to play the course around here that most closely simulates the courses we'll be playing. Any other thoughts?