Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Aeration & Maintenance Alerts

GK Course Finder – Tabs Explained

GK Course Finder

The GK Course Finder and how it works?!

The Tabs Explained

Course Search — Under this tab begin to type in the name of the golf course. A scrolling window will appear with likely matches to the course you wish to find. If you have favorites another drop down menu will appear directly below. Once you have chosen the golf course Click GO. This will instantly transfer you to that specific course.

Search Courses Map — Under this tab being to type in the name of the golf course. A scrolling window will appear with likely matches to the course you wish to find. Select that course. Click GO. A map will generate. The course you wish to find will be seen as a BLUE push pin. This map will also show all surrounding golf courses with the appropriate push pins (refer to the color coding below). At a glance you can see if your course is under maintenance OR likely substitutes to play should your first choice not have a tee time for you or the conditions you desire.

Golf Fee, Location & Scorecard

Step One – Select Green Fee: $’s Average Weekend Peak Rates ($ = $50 or less, $$ = $50 to $100…; ranges increment by $50)

Step Two – Enter Location Information  Address: City: State: Zip:

Step Three (Optional) – Enter Scorecard Information
* Can be used to search California, Arizona and Southern Nevada only. Scorecard search will be available for other regions shortly.
Men’s
Par: – Rating: – Slope: – Yardage: –
Women’s
Par: – Rating: – Slope: – Yardage: –

 

What is the Blue Push Pin?

What is the Blue Push Pin?

The website has been growing the likes of which member of our members perhaps are unaware. Just for the record, THIS IS A GOOD THING. This means we are improving member interface, speeding up some pages and adding a good many nifty tools in the process.

Our latest enhancement to the Course Finder is our addition of several alerts. They are listed below.

BLUE push pin Refers to the course you initially searched

What is a Green Alert?

Green Alert?

The website has been growing the likes of which member of our members perhaps are unaware. Just for the record, THIS IS A GOOD THING. This means we are improving member interface, speeding up some pages and adding a good many nifty tools in the process.

Our latest enhancement to the Course Finder is our addition of several alerts. They are listed below.

Green Alert refers to NO major or minor disruptions to play taking place.

What is a Yellow Alert?

What is a Yellow Alert?

The website has been growing the likes of which member of our members perhaps are unaware. Just for the record, THIS IS A GOOD THING. This means we are improving member interface, speeding up some pages and adding a good many nifty tools in the process.

Our latest enhancement to the Course Finder is our addition of several alerts. They are listed below.

Yellow Alert refers to minor disruption to play taking place as a result of course maintenance, renovation, closed practice facilities, etc. Yellow alert is also an indicator of major maintenance approaching or in recovery.

What is a Red Alert?

What is a Red Alert?

The website has been growing the likes of which member of our members perhaps are unaware. Just for the record, THIS IS A GOOD THING. This means we are improving member interface, speeding up some pages and adding a good many nifty tools in the process.

Our latest enhancement to the Course Finder is our addition of several alerts. They are listed below.

Red Alert refers to major disruption to play taking place as a result of course maintenance, renovation, or damage. For example, fresh large hole green aeration, course closures due to over-seeding, diseased greens, holes closed due to renovations, etc.

GK Course Finder – Additional Features Introduced

Additional Features for the GK Course Finder

The Course Finder will absolutely become your go to way to navigate to the golf course details pages. Some of the enhancements to it will be:

  • Filtering your search to see only courses that are NOT under a maintenance alert.
  • Searching for golf courses according to course ratings and slope.
  • Searching for golf courses according to yardage from various tee boxes.
  • Searching for golf courses according to the GK Playing Conditions Ratings
  • Searching for golf courses according to the GK Layout, Worth The Green Fee and Customer Service ratings

Also, the maps on the Course Finder page as well as the Golf Course Listing pages are going to be BIGGER.

GK Course Finder and how it works

How does the GK Course Finder work?

Some of you may have noticed but as of today there are over 400 Aeration alerts across the states of California, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado.

How do you sort through that mess of information?

Why play aerated greens? Find another course that has yet to schedule their maintenance and come back to your favorite courses after they have healed properly. Add a new course to your rotation.

Who knows but take advantage of this really GREAT tool aka the Course Finder.

How does it work you may ask… well it’s quite simple. Go to the menu bar above and mouse over Golf Courses from the Menu. Select Course Finder from the drop down menu. That will bring you to the Course Finder screen. It’s a completely interactive way of finding a golf course or golf courses in your area. Simply complete your Price Requirements ($ to $$$$$$) and type in a partial address and city OR Zip Code. Select Go! and the Course Finder will find those courses in your area that are local to you. (Your location is the Center of the Screen).

But the kicks don’t just stop there.

  1. It’s a completely interactive map. You can see AT A GLANCE AERATION ALERTS in your area!
  2. YOU Can move the map around to display other areas.
  3. You can mouse over the pin points and be directly linked to your golf course page.
  4. You can search by golf course name.
  5. Or Finally you can search by your Favorite courses and radiate your search out that way. Find other courses you wouldn’t think otherwise of playing in your area.

    And to top is all off, the Course Finder is completely integrated with our GK Database! How simple can that be?

    All I can honestly say is guys… take advantage of our newest GK tool … the GK Course Finder!

Aeration Alerts

Aeration Alerts

You have come to us time and again because we provide you with the most up-to-date maintenance schedule of golf courses anywhere.  Believe me I have looked.  Nothing compares to our accuracy and up-to-date information.  Not even dare I say Golf Advisor.

Just check out our “Likes” and then compare those like to our competition.  Our “Likes” mean we influence golfers because they have read our review.  How many reviews are “liked” by our competition?  I rest my case.

But to say we are infallible would be lying.  Just like anything sometimes a golf course will fall through the cracks.  This is where YOU come in.

Let us know if you come across a golf course that has recently aerated or maintained their greens.  Email us at golf@greenskeeper.org.  Tell us the golf course, city, state and we will immediately add this to our database as soon as it has been corroborated.  We after all have to do our due diligence.

 

Posted April 4 2008

I am not making excuses but let me explain a few details Not to be taken as criticism but more of an informational posting.

Well a few things to note is that this year compared to previous years — it actually rained early followed by some spectacular weather. As a result they opted to reseed/aerate early rather than later in the hopes of a better and longer golfing season.

To that end there are perhaps 300+ golf courses going through the rigmarole of aerating/reseeding their greens over the next few months. Unfortunately compared to previous years they are not only tight lipped about such matters but they are all doing it at once. And although Johnny takes great personal pride that the course and aeration alert information is as up to date as possible there are the occasional miss notes and reschedules. In other words **IT happens.

The great thing about this site is that we, members, notify the board through our course reviews. The course information is updated and we all benefit. Unfortunately one guy has to take it for the team. In the long scheme of things at least we all actually benefit from this member generated sleuthing. Because we know what to expect instead of the rude awakening we normally get when we don’t consult this site.

And my friends… I speak from experience

Golf Course Practice Facility Ratings

Golf Course Practice Facility Ratings does GK have them?

Member Hogan thanks for the inquiry.

Short Answer NO. But add your golf course practice facility conditions to your golf course review when you post a golf course review here on GK!

The Long Answer.  At present we have made no such provision.  If you play a course with a practice facility do mention about the conditions there.  Our open-ended format for golf course reviews allow you the ability to add additional information including the conditions and what sort of practice facilities a golf course operator may have available for their guests.  You may also include information such as where you found your golf deal as well.  We want to be as informative about the golf courses we play as possible.  This site is about golf courses and their conditions and that includes the practice facility.

There will be no rating just informational blurbs from our membership.

GK Course Finder – Push Pin Q & A

GK Course Finder Push Pins Answered

The website has been growing the likes of which member of our members perhaps are unaware. Just for the record, THIS IS A GOOD THING. This means we are improving member interface, speeding up some pages and adding a good many nifty tools in the process.

Our latest enhancement to the Course Finder is our addition of several alerts. They are listed below.

Red Alert refers to major disruption to play taking place as a result of course maintenance, renovation, or damage. For example, fresh large hole green aerations, course closures due to overseeding, diseased greens, holes closed due to renovations, etc.

Yellow Alert refers to minor disruption to play taking place as a result of course maintenance, renovation, closed practice facilities, etc. Yellow alert is also an indicator of major maintenance approaching or in recovery.

Green Alert refers to NO major or minor disruptions to play taking place.

BLUE push pin Refers to the course you initially searched

These plots have been integrated into our COURSE FINDER, course listings and individual golf course pages to help you quickly obtain information. However, it is highly recommended to always check the “details” of an alert on the individual golf course pages…especially for yellow alerts. This is because ONLY on the individual golf course pages can you find the exact dates maintenance is taking place. For example, a fresh yellow alert after a major maintenance (coming off a red alert) is quite different from a yellow alert about to end (change to green).

What does these all mean? It means that a member can look at your Region and literally at-a-glance distinguish if a course is under maintenance alert or not. It’s a very nifty tool and I encourage you to use the really great features the Course Finder has to offer.

You can not only view courses by region but by name (auto-fill-in) and by My Favorites as well. It’s a great tool that shouldn’t be overlooked when you try to determine your next golf outing.

GK Course Finder – Trouble Viewing Image

GK Course Finder Trouble Viewing Image

Some of you may notice this. I have.

You see half of an image on the Course Finder Map. There is an easy fix. It is a Google Chrome interface problem. Try resizing the window you are viewing Greenskeeper.org. The image should pop back.

Internet Explorer Hangs?  Click HERE.  This is a redirect to the Microsoft support site for Internet Explorer.

My Golf Course is NOT Listed

What if my golf course is not listed?

I just played a golf course and it’s not listed in your database.  I would like to write a review.  Can you add a golf course to your database?

Short answer:  Yes with provisions.

  1.  You must be willing to write a golf course review and post it on Greenskeeper.Org.
  2. If you have photos you must be willing to upload them for the golf course in question at Greenskeeper.Org.
  3. If you have a scorecard, you must take a photo of the card front and back and email it to us at golf@greenskeeper.org so it may be entered into the database.

Not to sound facetious but we require you, our members to help us expand our database.

How to Add a Golf Course to our Database

Add a Golf Course to Database

To add what addictedtugolf put so eloquently, GK does not as a rule list Private Courses. If we do it is at the express request of our members. If a course is not listed then by all means please let us know so we may add this course.

Now here is the quid pro quo (in other words if we do you a solid we expect the same in return). What I mean is if you specifically request to have a course listed then:

  1. Post a review. Please be as descriptive of your experience as possible.
  2. Take photos of the facilities and post them here to GK. A picture is worth a thousand words.
  3. Update us on the course conditions. Typically a course that is added at the request of our member(s) is a member “run” course. That means keep us updated on all maintenance schedules so we can add this to our very up-to-date listing of golf courses doing their maintenance (aeration, over-seeding, construction.)

We try to be all things to all people. If you request a golf course to be listed then I think it is only fair you hold up your end of the bargain.

Thanks again! And don’t forget to post a review and a picture or two of the golf course!

 

Community Guidelines & Forum FAQ

Email Address Changed

Email Address Changed; Update Settings

For both websites.  How to change your registered email address to another email address.

For Greenskeeper.org website:

I have changed my email address.  How can I continue to receive notifications?

From the Greenskeeper Forums.  Click My Controls button located top right.  Select Email settings from the menu on the left.  Enter your correct email address.  Select Email preferences.  Click Update Settings.

For Blog.Greenskeeper.Org Website:

Click Menu/My Account.  Select edit your password and account details.  Follow instructions.

How to Update Profile Picture

How to Update Profile Picture

You must be a member of Greenskeeper.Org.  Membership is FREE.  You can Click HERE to Join us and the online Golf Community.

To update your Profile Picture Click MyGK located in the top menu bar.

Beside your Username located middle left, Click Edit Profile

Click Choose File to upload a profile picture.

Scroll to the bottom of the screen and Click UPDATE YOUR PROFILE.

How to Update Profile

How to Update Profile

You must be a member of Greenskeeper.Org.  Membership is FREE.  You can Click HERE to Join us and the online Golf Community.

To update your Profile Picture Click MyGK located in the top menu bar.

Beside your Username located middle left, Click Edit Profile

Enter as much information about yourself as you deem necessary.  Please refrain from adult oriented photos.  These are grounds for removal of your photos and account from Greenskeeper.Org.  Unsure of what is considered adult oriented photos please consult our Terms of Service.  Click HERE for additional information.

Scroll to the bottom of the screen and Click UPDATE YOUR PROFILE.

Greenskeeper.Org Terms of Service

Greenskeeper.org Terms of Service

The guidelines are simple regarding our Terms of Service.  It comes down this this:  Treat others like you want to be treated.

If you want to the whole spiel, Click HERE.

Code of Conduct & Community Guidelines

Greenskeeper.org Community Guidelines

Like most places, we also have certain rules and guidelines we enforce concerning our Guests or Members that use our community services.

This includes, but is not limited to; All Forums, Chat/Chat Server, and/or Golf Course Feedback Boards, blog.Greenskeeper.org and www.greenskeeper.org.

They ARE simple rules, so if you tell us you did not understand them, that’s not an excuse

A staff member will warn you if you go too far. Either by email, or in chat, or a post in the forums. Please take this warning seriously. We do not like bothering with banning or revoking membership accounts. It is a total waste of our time and a pain in the arse! We would rather you come back and participate over and over again.

Amended/Added on 10/21/05

Click HERE for the Top No-No’s (Site-wide rules)

Posting New Topic to Forums

How to Post New Topic to our Forums

It should also be mentioned in order to post to any forum threads you MUST be a registered member of this site. Membership is FREE and can be done by clicking the link…. HERE

If you wish to post a new topic Choose the forum heading you wish to post your remark.
Then simply locate POST TOPIC at the upper right corner of the forum.

Enter a Topic Subject and directly below it is a box where you can focus your comments. When completed just click Post Topic located below right.

 

Locked Topic

What is a Locked Topic?

Taken from question posted by FrogHairz

Sunday October 26, 2008 7:35 PM (Sorry about the long awaited response LOL — clearing some things off my desk and this popped up.)

QUOTED 

Not sure if this is the right place to post this question, but what is a locked topic (as in slow play at east valley) and who does it? just curious. i have been on this website for a couple of years and don’t believe i have ever seen a locked topic before. thanx

Answer:  Thanks for asking the question Froggy. A locked topic is a topic or thread (as it is commonly referred) or discussion where no one can post a response. This means it is locked from any further activity. This can happen for a number of reasons but not limited to:

  1. A Flame War. Essentially it is to stop everyone from saying something they will ultimately regret (or not).
  2. Spam. All moderators here on this site including myself cannot stand spammers. Those individuals with a shameless plug so long as it pertains to the discussion are allowed but out right solicitation we ask you contact GK at advertising@greenskeeper.org. Advertising is not free on this site. You have to pay for that.
  3. Prevent a line of discussion from continuing and redirecting the comments to a different thread.

Essentially the concept is this forum is last in/first out; meaning the latest thread that has been updated is positioned first. By locking a thread that thread essentially gets buried by other more recent threads essentially ending all discussion on that topic.

My personal opinion is this. If you play nice. I personally won’t bother you. But mind you this is the internet and posting is a one-sided argument until you get a response. More important, you do not hear the tone of their response — be it unintended hurtful or not. So if you have thin skin, I recommend giving pause if you feel insulted about a certain post. Come back to it later. Clearer minds always prevail.

Identifying a GKer

Knowing who is another GKer out there…. in the world

There is a very easy way to find out if a golfer is a GKer.  If you have attended any of our GK Plays, GK Events or other similar outings sponsored by Greenskeeper.org you should have received a GK Bag Tag.

Greenskeeper.Org Bag Tag GK Bag Tag

I display mine proudly.

If you have not received your special Greenskeeper.Org Bag Tag then email us at golf@greenskeeper.org.  Our staff will send out one to you.

The next best thing is we regularly hand out FREE GK gear to any and all contributors to our site.  This means write a golf course review.  Get noticed by our community.  Get involved and soon some GK swag will be yours to proudly display.

Where can I find out about FREE Birthday Golf?

FREE Birthday Golf

Where can I find out about FREE Birthday Golf?

Available to all our online Golf Community members (GKers) click HERE.  Find out about all your local area golf courses that participate in providing you, your buddies, or loved ones FREE Golf on their Birthday!

http://www.greenskeeper.org/articles/article.cfm?id=22

GK Course Finder and how it works

How does the GK Course Finder work?

Some of you may have noticed but as of today there are over 400 Aeration alerts across the states of California, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado.

How do you sort through that mess of information?

Why play aerated greens? Find another course that has yet to schedule their maintenance and come back to your favorite courses after they have healed properly. Add a new course to your rotation.

Who knows but take advantage of this really GREAT tool aka the Course Finder.

How does it work you may ask… well it’s quite simple. Go to the menu bar above and mouse over Golf Courses from the Menu. Select Course Finder from the drop down menu. That will bring you to the Course Finder screen. It’s a completely interactive way of finding a golf course or golf courses in your area. Simply complete your Price Requirements ($ to $$$$$$) and type in a partial address and city OR Zip Code. Select Go! and the Course Finder will find those courses in your area that are local to you. (Your location is the Center of the Screen).

But the kicks don’t just stop there.

  1. It’s a completely interactive map. You can see AT A GLANCE AERATION ALERTS in your area!
  2. YOU Can move the map around to display other areas.
  3. You can mouse over the pin points and be directly linked to your golf course page.
  4. You can search by golf course name.
  5. Or Finally you can search by your Favorite courses and radiate your search out that way. Find other courses you wouldn’t think otherwise of playing in your area.

    And to top is all off, the Course Finder is completely integrated with our GK Database! How simple can that be?

    All I can honestly say is guys… take advantage of our newest GK tool … the GK Course Finder!

Meet other GKers. Try Meet Me At…

Want to meet other golfers that use GK?  Try Meet Me At…

Posted Saturday June 16 2007

Meet Me At…

We just launched it last night.

Took quite a bit of programming and like all features on Greenskeeper.org we will together as a community mold it perfectly to our needs. Meet Me At…in it’s first incarnation is mainly a way for us to let each other know where we are going to be or planning to play golf so we can either line up a game together or simply meet up before or after a round.

When YOU post a Meet Me At… it puts a notification on everyone’s member panel and creates a self-contained forum topic just for the purpose of your post in the Meet Me At… section of Greenskeeper.org. The Meet Me At… section allows us to view all Meet Me At… postings and provides a handy search function once this really gets popular. More so, when you post a Meet Me At…it posts on the golf course page itself a notification making it easier for people to become aware of it. It furthermore provides a direct link to all the Meet Me At… posting for that particular golf course. Here’s another cool feature, when some replies to your Meet Me At… post, in your member control panel you will see a notification in the New Meet Replies and in New Mail areas.

When you click New Meet Replies or New Mail, you will be taken to your Greenskeeper.org Inbox. From there you can open the mail and it will provide you a direct link to your Meet Me At… post to view the replies. Now why is it tied into your Greenskeeper.org Inbox? Because you can, as always if you choose to, set your mail settings so that your Greenskeeper.org mailbox will notify your Internet E-Mail Address of incoming messages!

Myself and Cychow are eager to hear how the members like the new feature and what improvements anyone could suggest.

Thanks,
JohnnyGK

Aeration Alerts

Aeration Alerts

You have come to us time and again because we provide you with the most up-to-date maintenance schedule of golf courses anywhere.  Believe me I have looked.  Nothing compares to our accuracy and up-to-date information.  Not even dare I say Golf Advisor.

Just check out our “Likes” and then compare those like to our competition.  Our “Likes” mean we influence golfers because they have read our review.  How many reviews are “liked” by our competition?  I rest my case.

But to say we are infallible would be lying.  Just like anything sometimes a golf course will fall through the cracks.  This is where YOU come in.

Let us know if you come across a golf course that has recently aerated or maintained their greens.  Email us at golf@greenskeeper.org.  Tell us the golf course, city, state and we will immediately add this to our database as soon as it has been corroborated.  We after all have to do our due diligence.

 

Posted April 4 2008

I am not making excuses but let me explain a few details Not to be taken as criticism but more of an informational posting.

Well a few things to note is that this year compared to previous years — it actually rained early followed by some spectacular weather. As a result they opted to reseed/aerate early rather than later in the hopes of a better and longer golfing season.

To that end there are perhaps 300+ golf courses going through the rigmarole of aerating/reseeding their greens over the next few months. Unfortunately compared to previous years they are not only tight lipped about such matters but they are all doing it at once. And although Johnny takes great personal pride that the course and aeration alert information is as up to date as possible there are the occasional miss notes and reschedules. In other words **IT happens.

The great thing about this site is that we, members, notify the board through our course reviews. The course information is updated and we all benefit. Unfortunately one guy has to take it for the team. In the long scheme of things at least we all actually benefit from this member generated sleuthing. Because we know what to expect instead of the rude awakening we normally get when we don’t consult this site.

And my friends… I speak from experience

Posting a Picture or Image

Picture and Image Posting

If you’re serious about posting a picture or image to our forums you will need to follow these instructions

[Taken from Blue_Crush]

if your serious about the pic posting…???

OK, you have gotten the pic and copied it so far.
I always right click on a pic and then go to the properties and
copy the jpeg location for that pic. on some pics you may have
to scroll the copy down to get to the end.

now your on the site and you click on the photo icon to the right
above the reply window. then for me, I then click OK
I don’t paste anything in it, just click OK

when you do you will see this…
and to be able to show you I have to take out the last…] bracket that goes on end to show you.

[ b]img:http://[ /b]

now for me, I back space to the colons so it looks like this…

[ b][ img:

then I paste the jpg just in front of that colon.

[ b]img:http://www.greenskeeper.org/images/rl_137x230.jpg[ /b]

now it should look like this just above…

once YOU ADD the ] to the end and review reply you should see the pic.

the reason I do it this way so I can adjust the size just after the jpg
and you can downsize a large pic to any size by adding

:300] :200] :100]

right after the :jpg so it will now look like this….

http://www.greenskeeper.org/images/rl_137x230.jpg:300 ]

the 300 is about the largest format for posting a pic on here.

its hard to show how to post pics sometimes cause you can’t have
the
[……]
at the front and ends or you will end up with a blank pic….
so I hope this helps you, try it out
the pic above looks like this…..

My Avatar Doesn’t Show Up

Avatar

Question: I uploaded my image as instructed to my avatar. However when I view my avatar it doesn’t show. What do I do?

Answer: This is a temporary Internet file problem. This is how you fix the problem.

1. Goto Control Panel.
2. Choose Internet Options.
3. In the Internet Properties window go to the General Tab and look under Browsing History.
4. Click the DELETE button once.
5. Uncheck all items EXCEPT. Temporary Internet Files. Then Click Delete located lower section of that window.

It will take a few minutes to remove all images and files from your computer but after that you should be able to see the images you uploaded.

Uploading an Avatar

Uploading an Avatar

Thanks to member danoemi for bringing this question to light.

Very simple. Glad you asked. The images are called Avatars. Don’t ask me why they just do.

Just a reminder please keep the photo tasteful this is a site available to all ages. Thanks.

Please do the following.

  1. Visit the forums. http://www.greenskeeper.org/forums/index.cfm
  2. There should be a button labeled MY CONTROLS. It’s located just above the main forum header “Greenskeeper.org (Green Bar, right side) Click that button.
  3. MY CONTROLS screen you will see the following options.

Your Stats
Edit Profile Info
My Favorites
Edit Signature
Edit Avatar
Message Pointer

You want to select Edit Avatar.

4. DO NOT USE COPYRIGHTED OR OBSCENE PICTURES. IT IS AGAINST OUR POLICIES AND YOU WILL BE RESTRICTED FROM OUR SYSTEM. Also image size of an avatar is 100×100 please adhere to this b/c it is for forum sizing reasons you keep your avatar to only 100×100. If you are unable to do it try downloading a JPeg viewer like Irfanview. It’s free and you can resize any image to 100×100.

Under Change Avatar click BROWSE. That should open a dialog box to your computer and you can select the file on your computer you wish to upload.

5. Click OK
6. Click Upload Avatar.

Viloa… you have a little picture underneath your name.

Uploading Photos to My GK Profile Page

How to upload photos to your My GK Profile Page

My GK Profile – Posting Photos to your My GK Profile page.

One little known secret here is you can upload photos to your GK profile page under the MY Photos tab. To upload a photo for use on GK please follow these instructions.

  1. You must be a member of GK. Membership is free. You can register HERE
  2. Login.
  3. Now you can upload photos by visiting HERE
  4. Under photo upload click the PHOTO button. Choose the photo you wish to upload. Please only JPG and GIF formatted photos. Click OK.
  5. If you wish in the box underneath the PHOTO button you can describe the photo.
  6. Select UPLOAD.
  7. Once photo is uploaded. Left click that photo it will open up in another window. Copy that link of the photo.
  8. To display that photo use How to post a photo to the forums: click HERE

Special thanks to member: kevin0226 for bringing up this very important point. Thanks for the heads up!

 

Golf Course Reviews

Why should I write a golf course review?

Why write a Golf Course Review?

Simple.  Golfers like you and me have come to rely on Greenskeeper.org to provide the most honest, up-to-date golf course information around.  Golf Course Operators have come to appreciate the feedback we provide about their operations.  In other words you write a golf course review, they notice.

These reviews are written by the average golfer like you and me.  Other review sites candy coat what really matters.  We provide you honest information that quite frankly gives you exactly what you need when making a decision where to play your next round of golf.

So if you play a round of golf, please be sure to submit a golf course review.  Click HERE to submit your golf course review today.

GK Course Finder – Tabs Explained

GK Course Finder

The GK Course Finder and how it works?!

The Tabs Explained

Course Search — Under this tab begin to type in the name of the golf course. A scrolling window will appear with likely matches to the course you wish to find. If you have favorites another drop down menu will appear directly below. Once you have chosen the golf course Click GO. This will instantly transfer you to that specific course.

Search Courses Map — Under this tab being to type in the name of the golf course. A scrolling window will appear with likely matches to the course you wish to find. Select that course. Click GO. A map will generate. The course you wish to find will be seen as a BLUE push pin. This map will also show all surrounding golf courses with the appropriate push pins (refer to the color coding below). At a glance you can see if your course is under maintenance OR likely substitutes to play should your first choice not have a tee time for you or the conditions you desire.

Golf Fee, Location & Scorecard

Step One – Select Green Fee: $’s Average Weekend Peak Rates ($ = $50 or less, $$ = $50 to $100…; ranges increment by $50)

Step Two – Enter Location Information  Address: City: State: Zip:

Step Three (Optional) – Enter Scorecard Information
* Can be used to search California, Arizona and Southern Nevada only. Scorecard search will be available for other regions shortly.
Men’s
Par: – Rating: – Slope: – Yardage: –
Women’s
Par: – Rating: – Slope: – Yardage: –

 

GK Course Finder and how it works

How does the GK Course Finder work?

Some of you may have noticed but as of today there are over 400 Aeration alerts across the states of California, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado.

How do you sort through that mess of information?

Why play aerated greens? Find another course that has yet to schedule their maintenance and come back to your favorite courses after they have healed properly. Add a new course to your rotation.

Who knows but take advantage of this really GREAT tool aka the Course Finder.

How does it work you may ask… well it’s quite simple. Go to the menu bar above and mouse over Golf Courses from the Menu. Select Course Finder from the drop down menu. That will bring you to the Course Finder screen. It’s a completely interactive way of finding a golf course or golf courses in your area. Simply complete your Price Requirements ($ to $$$$$$) and type in a partial address and city OR Zip Code. Select Go! and the Course Finder will find those courses in your area that are local to you. (Your location is the Center of the Screen).

But the kicks don’t just stop there.

  1. It’s a completely interactive map. You can see AT A GLANCE AERATION ALERTS in your area!
  2. YOU Can move the map around to display other areas.
  3. You can mouse over the pin points and be directly linked to your golf course page.
  4. You can search by golf course name.
  5. Or Finally you can search by your Favorite courses and radiate your search out that way. Find other courses you wouldn’t think otherwise of playing in your area.

    And to top is all off, the Course Finder is completely integrated with our GK Database! How simple can that be?

    All I can honestly say is guys… take advantage of our newest GK tool … the GK Course Finder!

What is the Blue Push Pin?

What is the Blue Push Pin?

The website has been growing the likes of which member of our members perhaps are unaware. Just for the record, THIS IS A GOOD THING. This means we are improving member interface, speeding up some pages and adding a good many nifty tools in the process.

Our latest enhancement to the Course Finder is our addition of several alerts. They are listed below.

BLUE push pin Refers to the course you initially searched

What is a Green Alert?

Green Alert?

The website has been growing the likes of which member of our members perhaps are unaware. Just for the record, THIS IS A GOOD THING. This means we are improving member interface, speeding up some pages and adding a good many nifty tools in the process.

Our latest enhancement to the Course Finder is our addition of several alerts. They are listed below.

Green Alert refers to NO major or minor disruptions to play taking place.

What is a Yellow Alert?

What is a Yellow Alert?

The website has been growing the likes of which member of our members perhaps are unaware. Just for the record, THIS IS A GOOD THING. This means we are improving member interface, speeding up some pages and adding a good many nifty tools in the process.

Our latest enhancement to the Course Finder is our addition of several alerts. They are listed below.

Yellow Alert refers to minor disruption to play taking place as a result of course maintenance, renovation, closed practice facilities, etc. Yellow alert is also an indicator of major maintenance approaching or in recovery.

What is a Red Alert?

What is a Red Alert?

The website has been growing the likes of which member of our members perhaps are unaware. Just for the record, THIS IS A GOOD THING. This means we are improving member interface, speeding up some pages and adding a good many nifty tools in the process.

Our latest enhancement to the Course Finder is our addition of several alerts. They are listed below.

Red Alert refers to major disruption to play taking place as a result of course maintenance, renovation, or damage. For example, fresh large hole green aeration, course closures due to over-seeding, diseased greens, holes closed due to renovations, etc.

GK Course Finder – Additional Features Introduced

Additional Features for the GK Course Finder

The Course Finder will absolutely become your go to way to navigate to the golf course details pages. Some of the enhancements to it will be:

  • Filtering your search to see only courses that are NOT under a maintenance alert.
  • Searching for golf courses according to course ratings and slope.
  • Searching for golf courses according to yardage from various tee boxes.
  • Searching for golf courses according to the GK Playing Conditions Ratings
  • Searching for golf courses according to the GK Layout, Worth The Green Fee and Customer Service ratings

Also, the maps on the Course Finder page as well as the Golf Course Listing pages are going to be BIGGER.

Where can I find out about FREE Birthday Golf?

FREE Birthday Golf

Where can I find out about FREE Birthday Golf?

Available to all our online Golf Community members (GKers) click HERE.  Find out about all your local area golf courses that participate in providing you, your buddies, or loved ones FREE Golf on their Birthday!

http://www.greenskeeper.org/articles/article.cfm?id=22

Golf Course Practice Facility Ratings

Golf Course Practice Facility Ratings does GK have them?

Member Hogan thanks for the inquiry.

Short Answer NO. But add your golf course practice facility conditions to your golf course review when you post a golf course review here on GK!

The Long Answer.  At present we have made no such provision.  If you play a course with a practice facility do mention about the conditions there.  Our open-ended format for golf course reviews allow you the ability to add additional information including the conditions and what sort of practice facilities a golf course operator may have available for their guests.  You may also include information such as where you found your golf deal as well.  We want to be as informative about the golf courses we play as possible.  This site is about golf courses and their conditions and that includes the practice facility.

There will be no rating just informational blurbs from our membership.

3 Months vs Yearly Ratings

How Best to Interpret the Golf Course Ratings

There really isn’t a definitive answer. Their GK Rating is their GK Rating. That said, take a look at the TRENDS of their scores. To do that visit the Golf Course page of the individual course and take a look at the year in golf for that particular course use the Detailed Ratings tab. You will notice a trend based on the season.

There are two numbers upper left corner. The current 3-month rating and a Yearly rating. If you see a discrepancy between the two numbers it is typically based on the season (3 month average) versus the yearly average (12 months). Check out the playing condition details option below these two numbers it will outline specifically why they were rated for those 3-months.

You can further corroborate this information with the individual reviews (under the Review Tab)

ALL golf courses listed in our GK Database have a golf course rating so long as you, our registered members, keep posting golf course reviews and rating each golf course you play. All reviews and ratings are MEMBER GENERATED. We take that charge very seriously. We hope that you do too. We encourage an objective review of the golf course from all our members. No other place has this sort of exhaustive list of golf course reviews. Many say they do, but they all fall short. Take a look, I have. Nothing can compare the breadth of data and golf course reviews here on GK.

On a personal note, when doing my research about playing golf at a particular golf course, I will always READ THE REVIEWS.  They are much more informational compared to a number but the number is a suitable start to your search.

GK Course Finder – Push Pin Q & A

GK Course Finder Push Pins Answered

The website has been growing the likes of which member of our members perhaps are unaware. Just for the record, THIS IS A GOOD THING. This means we are improving member interface, speeding up some pages and adding a good many nifty tools in the process.

Our latest enhancement to the Course Finder is our addition of several alerts. They are listed below.

Red Alert refers to major disruption to play taking place as a result of course maintenance, renovation, or damage. For example, fresh large hole green aerations, course closures due to overseeding, diseased greens, holes closed due to renovations, etc.

Yellow Alert refers to minor disruption to play taking place as a result of course maintenance, renovation, closed practice facilities, etc. Yellow alert is also an indicator of major maintenance approaching or in recovery.

Green Alert refers to NO major or minor disruptions to play taking place.

BLUE push pin Refers to the course you initially searched

These plots have been integrated into our COURSE FINDER, course listings and individual golf course pages to help you quickly obtain information. However, it is highly recommended to always check the “details” of an alert on the individual golf course pages…especially for yellow alerts. This is because ONLY on the individual golf course pages can you find the exact dates maintenance is taking place. For example, a fresh yellow alert after a major maintenance (coming off a red alert) is quite different from a yellow alert about to end (change to green).

What does these all mean? It means that a member can look at your Region and literally at-a-glance distinguish if a course is under maintenance alert or not. It’s a very nifty tool and I encourage you to use the really great features the Course Finder has to offer.

You can not only view courses by region but by name (auto-fill-in) and by My Favorites as well. It’s a great tool that shouldn’t be overlooked when you try to determine your next golf outing.

My Golf Course is NOT Listed

What if my golf course is not listed?

I just played a golf course and it’s not listed in your database.  I would like to write a review.  Can you add a golf course to your database?

Short answer:  Yes with provisions.

  1.  You must be willing to write a golf course review and post it on Greenskeeper.Org.
  2. If you have photos you must be willing to upload them for the golf course in question at Greenskeeper.Org.
  3. If you have a scorecard, you must take a photo of the card front and back and email it to us at golf@greenskeeper.org so it may be entered into the database.

Not to sound facetious but we require you, our members to help us expand our database.

How to Add a Golf Course to our Database

Add a Golf Course to Database

To add what addictedtugolf put so eloquently, GK does not as a rule list Private Courses. If we do it is at the express request of our members. If a course is not listed then by all means please let us know so we may add this course.

Now here is the quid pro quo (in other words if we do you a solid we expect the same in return). What I mean is if you specifically request to have a course listed then:

  1. Post a review. Please be as descriptive of your experience as possible.
  2. Take photos of the facilities and post them here to GK. A picture is worth a thousand words.
  3. Update us on the course conditions. Typically a course that is added at the request of our member(s) is a member “run” course. That means keep us updated on all maintenance schedules so we can add this to our very up-to-date listing of golf courses doing their maintenance (aeration, over-seeding, construction.)

We try to be all things to all people. If you request a golf course to be listed then I think it is only fair you hold up your end of the bargain.

Thanks again! And don’t forget to post a review and a picture or two of the golf course!

What does GK Coupon FREE to download mean?

All GK Coupons are FREE to download.  Click HERE to view our GK Coupons.

GK Coupons cost nothing.  They are FREE.  We do however ask for your contact information.  I suppose that is the price of this FREE offer.  While it does not cost anything we do ask you submit your contact information.

We do this to prove to golf course operators we produce the results we do.  We ask for your contact information to prove to golf course operators that you’re an avid golfer that wants to play golf at their facility.  We also do this also to inform you of upcoming or current GK Coupons available through our Newsletters distributed twice monthly.  It is also our hope that you write a golf course review when you download a GK Coupon that is why we get such great deals.  Golf Course Reviews are our currency with the golf course operators.  And we provide reminders to write a golf course review when you download a GK Coupon.

Why are GK Coupons FREE to download?  It is the hope of Greenskeeper.org and the Golf Course Operator that if you enjoy the facility so much you will return.  Repeat business after all is the name of the game in sustaining a viable business and since avid golfers, like YOU, represent almost 70% of all revenues generated by a golf course getting a break in the crazy prices golf courses charge is always a nice thing to have.

What is a GK Certificate?

A GK Certificate is a paid model to receive Golf Tee Time Discounts.

We charge a modest price of $0.99 per GK Certificate per player.  For this modest price you take advantage of some significant savings at the golf course from discounted tee times to other amenities.

Why do we charge for this service?  Our Golf Course Operators requested a better model to qualify potential golfers.  While the GK Coupon is an effective sales tool for the Golf Course Operator, they wanted a better way to quality their golfer; hence the GK Certificate.  Placing a price of $0.99 may inhibit some folks from playing a golf course however we feel the savings per player should more than offset this minor inconvenience.

It is our hope that once you have used your GK Certificate you will write a golf course review.  Click HERE to write a Golf Course Review on Greenskeeper.org.

If you don’t like to participate in our GK Certificate program, we have other items such as our GK Coupons, which are FREE to download of which you can avail yourself.  Click HERE to view GK Coupons.

 

Membership

Is Greenskeeper.Org and Blog.Greenskeeper.Org the same website?

Greenskeeper.Org and Blog.Greenskeeper.Org Sign-Up

Is Greenskeeper.Org and Blog.Greenskeeper.Org the same website?  Truthfully that is an interesting question to ask.

No, Greenskeeper.org and Blog.Greenskeeper.Org are not the same website.

Yes, Greenskeeper.org and Blog.Greenskeeper.org are owned by the same company — Greenskeeper LLC.

Yes, we are two separate websites.

Yes, you have to register with both sites.  To register for Blog.Greenskeeper.Org, Click HERE.  To register with Greenskeeper.Org, Click HERE.

Why should I sign-up with Blog.Greenskeeper.org

Why Sign-up with Blog.Greenskeeper.Org?

The reasons are many.  Here are a few reasons why you should join Blog.Greenskeeper.Org.

Membership is FREE.

We provide the most current golf course specials anywhere.

You get bi-monthly emails listing these specials.

We also provide a pretty extensive list of Golf Tee Time Specials anywhere.

To join, Click HERE.

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Password Recovery:  I tried to recover my password here at Blog.Greenskeeper.Org.  Why isn’t it working?

  1.  www.Greenskeeper.Org and Blog.Greenskeeper.org are two separate sites.  This means although you may be a member of www.Greenskeeper.Org you may not be a member of Blog.Greenskeeper.Org.  Not to worry though.  You can sign up for free HERE.
  2. You can still use your existing email address you use for Greenskeeper.Org.
  3. Membership with both sites (www.Greenskeeper.org and Blog.Greenskeeper.Org) are FREE.

Where do I register?

How do I register?

To join Blog.Greenskeeper.Org and to register your FREE Acount, click HERE.

You will need to create a username and submit your email address.  A password will be emailed to you.

How do I sign up for your Bi-monthly Newsletter?

Bi-monthly Newsletter Sign-up

You can sign up a number of ways.

  1.  Click HERE to join our website.  Membership is FREE.  Simply enter a username and your email address, and a password will be emailed to you shortly.
  2. You can sign up for our newsletter by clicking HERE.  And while you’re there you can check out our previous newsletters.
  3. You can also sign up automatically by “purchasing” one of our FREE Downloadable GK Coupons.  They cost you nothing and the membership registration is part of the purchasing process.  Click HERE to check out some of our FREE Downloadable GK Coupons.
  4. That pesky pop-up screen you see is our newsletter request.  Complete and submit the information and that pop-up goes away.

Email Address Changed

Email Address Changed; Update Settings

For both websites.  How to change your registered email address to another email address.

For Greenskeeper.org website:

I have changed my email address.  How can I continue to receive notifications?

From the Greenskeeper Forums.  Click My Controls button located top right.  Select Email settings from the menu on the left.  Enter your correct email address.  Select Email preferences.  Click Update Settings.

For Blog.Greenskeeper.Org Website:

Click Menu/My Account.  Select edit your password and account details.  Follow instructions.

How much does it cost to become a Member of Blog.Greenskeeper.Org

Blog.Greenskeeper.Org Cost of Membership

Currently membership to Blog.Greenskeeper.Org is FREE.  Gratis.  No Charge.  You can register for FREE by clicking HERE.

Where can I find out about FREE Birthday Golf?

FREE Birthday Golf

Where can I find out about FREE Birthday Golf?

Available to all our online Golf Community members (GKers) click HERE.  Find out about all your local area golf courses that participate in providing you, your buddies, or loved ones FREE Golf on their Birthday!

http://www.greenskeeper.org/articles/article.cfm?id=22

Identifying a GKer

Knowing who is another GKer out there…. in the world

There is a very easy way to find out if a golfer is a GKer.  If you have attended any of our GK Plays, GK Events or other similar outings sponsored by Greenskeeper.org you should have received a GK Bag Tag.

Greenskeeper.Org Bag Tag GK Bag Tag

I display mine proudly.

If you have not received your special Greenskeeper.Org Bag Tag then email us at golf@greenskeeper.org.  Our staff will send out one to you.

The next best thing is we regularly hand out FREE GK gear to any and all contributors to our site.  This means write a golf course review.  Get noticed by our community.  Get involved and soon some GK swag will be yours to proudly display.

Uploading an Avatar

Uploading an Avatar

Thanks to member danoemi for bringing this question to light.

Very simple. Glad you asked. The images are called Avatars. Don’t ask me why they just do.

Just a reminder please keep the photo tasteful this is a site available to all ages. Thanks.

Please do the following.

  1. Visit the forums. http://www.greenskeeper.org/forums/index.cfm
  2. There should be a button labeled MY CONTROLS. It’s located just above the main forum header “Greenskeeper.org (Green Bar, right side) Click that button.
  3. MY CONTROLS screen you will see the following options.

Your Stats
Edit Profile Info
My Favorites
Edit Signature
Edit Avatar
Message Pointer

You want to select Edit Avatar.

4. DO NOT USE COPYRIGHTED OR OBSCENE PICTURES. IT IS AGAINST OUR POLICIES AND YOU WILL BE RESTRICTED FROM OUR SYSTEM. Also image size of an avatar is 100×100 please adhere to this b/c it is for forum sizing reasons you keep your avatar to only 100×100. If you are unable to do it try downloading a JPeg viewer like Irfanview. It’s free and you can resize any image to 100×100.

Under Change Avatar click BROWSE. That should open a dialog box to your computer and you can select the file on your computer you wish to upload.

5. Click OK
6. Click Upload Avatar.

Viloa… you have a little picture underneath your name.

Uploading Photos to My GK Profile Page

How to upload photos to your My GK Profile Page

My GK Profile – Posting Photos to your My GK Profile page.

One little known secret here is you can upload photos to your GK profile page under the MY Photos tab. To upload a photo for use on GK please follow these instructions.

  1. You must be a member of GK. Membership is free. You can register HERE
  2. Login.
  3. Now you can upload photos by visiting HERE
  4. Under photo upload click the PHOTO button. Choose the photo you wish to upload. Please only JPG and GIF formatted photos. Click OK.
  5. If you wish in the box underneath the PHOTO button you can describe the photo.
  6. Select UPLOAD.
  7. Once photo is uploaded. Left click that photo it will open up in another window. Copy that link of the photo.
  8. To display that photo use How to post a photo to the forums: click HERE

Special thanks to member: kevin0226 for bringing up this very important point. Thanks for the heads up!

Golf Course Practice Facility Ratings

Golf Course Practice Facility Ratings does GK have them?

Member Hogan thanks for the inquiry.

Short Answer NO. But add your golf course practice facility conditions to your golf course review when you post a golf course review here on GK!

The Long Answer.  At present we have made no such provision.  If you play a course with a practice facility do mention about the conditions there.  Our open-ended format for golf course reviews allow you the ability to add additional information including the conditions and what sort of practice facilities a golf course operator may have available for their guests.  You may also include information such as where you found your golf deal as well.  We want to be as informative about the golf courses we play as possible.  This site is about golf courses and their conditions and that includes the practice facility.

There will be no rating just informational blurbs from our membership.

What does GK Coupon FREE to download mean?

All GK Coupons are FREE to download.  Click HERE to view our GK Coupons.

GK Coupons cost nothing.  They are FREE.  We do however ask for your contact information.  I suppose that is the price of this FREE offer.  While it does not cost anything we do ask you submit your contact information.

We do this to prove to golf course operators we produce the results we do.  We ask for your contact information to prove to golf course operators that you’re an avid golfer that wants to play golf at their facility.  We also do this also to inform you of upcoming or current GK Coupons available through our Newsletters distributed twice monthly.  It is also our hope that you write a golf course review when you download a GK Coupon that is why we get such great deals.  Golf Course Reviews are our currency with the golf course operators.  And we provide reminders to write a golf course review when you download a GK Coupon.

Why are GK Coupons FREE to download?  It is the hope of Greenskeeper.org and the Golf Course Operator that if you enjoy the facility so much you will return.  Repeat business after all is the name of the game in sustaining a viable business and since avid golfers, like YOU, represent almost 70% of all revenues generated by a golf course getting a break in the crazy prices golf courses charge is always a nice thing to have.

Problems Logging onto Blog.Greenskeeper.Org

Problems Logging onto Blog.Greenskeeper.Org

Blog.Greenskeeper.Org uses a WordPress platform.  It’s a very powerful platform but sometimes you may have difficulty gaining access to your Account.  Here are some troubleshooting tips to help get past the Login Screen and accessing your Account Manager.

Trying to Reset your password and you get “Link Expired” error.

You will need to clear the cache of your web browser.  Please follow the instructions listed below.

Internet Explorer

  1. Select Tools (via the Gear Icon) > Safety > Delete browsing history.
  2. Make sure to uncheck Preserve Favorites website data and check both Temporary Internet Files and Cookies then click Delete.

Mozzilla/Firefox

  1. From the History menu, select Clear Recent History. …
  2. From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.
  3. Next to “Details”, click the down arrow to choose which elements of the history to clear; to clear your entire cache, select all items.

Chrome

On your browser toolbar, click the Chrome menu . In the box that appears, click the checkboxes for “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” and “Cached images and files.” Use the menu at the top to select the amount of data that you want to delete. Choose beginning of time to delete everything.

After you have cleared the browser cache, try logging onto your account.  If that does not work, try resetting your password.  Be sure to remember the proper email that is registered with your account here on Blog.Greenskeeper.Org.  It is programmed to send an email to that account only.

 

What is a GK Review Guru?

A GK Review Guru is invitation only.  GK Review Gurus are individuals that have distinguished themselves as rock-solid contributors to Greenskeeper.Org.  They provide informative golf course reviews that help golfers decide where to play.

 

What are the benefits becoming a GK Review Guru?

Golf Course Operators want to spread the word about their golf course, facilities and services.  They invite GK Review Gurus to play their course and avail themselves of their facilities and service and in return we write golf course reviews about our experience.

  1.  Invitation to play exclusive golf course locations and write about your experiences.
  2. Your reviews are broadcast throughout our social media footprint.  We know your reviews influence other golfers to decide where to play their next round of golf.
  3. Discounted Tee Times at participating Golf Courses.
  4. You save money and get to play more golf.  That in itself for an avid golfer is a winning combination.

 

Newsletter

How often do you send out the Newsletter?

Newsletter Delivery:  How often do we send you a copy of the GK Know Before You Go Newsletter?

First off we have two emails we send to you monthly now.  Why?  To be truthful we have so much to tell you that we felt we should break it down into two significant emails in attempt to make it more succinct and to the point.

The first email we send the first week of every month is our Golf Course Specials Newsletter.  This one outlines all the GK Coupons and various other Golf Course Tee Time Specials we have available.  To view each special, simply open the email we sent you and click on the image of the course you want to play.  That link will immediately transfer you to the appropriate page where you can download the GK Coupon for FREE.

Our second email is our GK Know Before You Go Newsletter is sent the middle of every month.  Here we highlight our editorial content.  We also mention any additional GK Coupons or Tee Time Specials that become available between the beginning and the middle of the month.

Please note you can UNSUBSCRIBE at any time.  To do so, open the email; scroll to the bottom, and click the UNSUBSCRIBE button.

No harm.  No foul.  We hate to see you go but just remember we are here when you need us.

 

Unsubscribing from the Bi-Monthly Newsletter

How Do I unsubscribe from the Bi-Monthly Newsletter?

We hate to see you go.  But if you must, you must.  Just remember we are still here; providing you with some of the best deals around for golf.  After all we are a site built by avid golfers like yourself and this means we want what you want — to play golf and save money.

Just a note, WE ARE NOT SPAM.  You agreed to us initially emailing you this newsletter in our Terms of Service (TOS).  If you do not wish to receive these emails of spectacular deals on golf, open the email newsletter you received; scroll to the bottom and click the UNSUBSCRIBE button.  That is the last time you will hear from us.

We appreciate your right to privacy.

Where can I find out about FREE Birthday Golf?

FREE Birthday Golf

Where can I find out about FREE Birthday Golf?

Available to all our online Golf Community members (GKers) click HERE.  Find out about all your local area golf courses that participate in providing you, your buddies, or loved ones FREE Golf on their Birthday!

http://www.greenskeeper.org/articles/article.cfm?id=22

What does GK Coupon FREE to download mean?

All GK Coupons are FREE to download.  Click HERE to view our GK Coupons.

GK Coupons cost nothing.  They are FREE.  We do however ask for your contact information.  I suppose that is the price of this FREE offer.  While it does not cost anything we do ask you submit your contact information.

We do this to prove to golf course operators we produce the results we do.  We ask for your contact information to prove to golf course operators that you’re an avid golfer that wants to play golf at their facility.  We also do this also to inform you of upcoming or current GK Coupons available through our Newsletters distributed twice monthly.  It is also our hope that you write a golf course review when you download a GK Coupon that is why we get such great deals.  Golf Course Reviews are our currency with the golf course operators.  And we provide reminders to write a golf course review when you download a GK Coupon.

Why are GK Coupons FREE to download?  It is the hope of Greenskeeper.org and the Golf Course Operator that if you enjoy the facility so much you will return.  Repeat business after all is the name of the game in sustaining a viable business and since avid golfers, like YOU, represent almost 70% of all revenues generated by a golf course getting a break in the crazy prices golf courses charge is always a nice thing to have.

 

Ordering

What does GK Coupon FREE to download mean?

All GK Coupons are FREE to download.  Click HERE to view our GK Coupons.

GK Coupons cost nothing.  They are FREE.  We do however ask for your contact information.  I suppose that is the price of this FREE offer.  While it does not cost anything we do ask you submit your contact information.

We do this to prove to golf course operators we produce the results we do.  We ask for your contact information to prove to golf course operators that you’re an avid golfer that wants to play golf at their facility.  We also do this also to inform you of upcoming or current GK Coupons available through our Newsletters distributed twice monthly.  It is also our hope that you write a golf course review when you download a GK Coupon that is why we get such great deals.  Golf Course Reviews are our currency with the golf course operators.  And we provide reminders to write a golf course review when you download a GK Coupon.

Why are GK Coupons FREE to download?  It is the hope of Greenskeeper.org and the Golf Course Operator that if you enjoy the facility so much you will return.  Repeat business after all is the name of the game in sustaining a viable business and since avid golfers, like YOU, represent almost 70% of all revenues generated by a golf course getting a break in the crazy prices golf courses charge is always a nice thing to have.

How to download your GK Coupon or any GK offering

For those of you unfamiliar with the GK Coupons and how to get them, try this.

If you have a smart phone desktop computer or mobile device (Apple or Android), you can easily pull up current and past GK Coupons you have.  Please note that as a rule we remove access to a coupon in your account after 30 days (expiration).

To view your account visit Blog.Greenskeeper.Org.  (Or click the link here)
You will see off to the left a MENU button in black. (Left) Click it.
This will open the menu, scroll until you find MY ACCOUNT.  (Left) Click MY ACCOUNT.

This will bring you to the MY ACCOUNT screen.  Check under the listing – Available Downloads.  This lists every GK Coupon or GK Event you have ever attended.

Under Available downloads select the GK Coupon you wish. Expired GK Coupons cannot be downloaded.

You can also look under RECENT ORDERS in your My Account.  Here everything is listed by date and item.  You can view each order and should be able to download the PDF attached to each order, provided of course it has not expired.

We also confirm every “sale” of our FREE downloadable GK Coupons with an email and an attached PDF.
Search your email from your smartphone, desktop computer, or mobile device.  Use the search parameters store@greenskeeper.org.  That should pull out the emails with the PDFs. Open the document and show it to the starter.

Hope that helps.

Reference:  http://www.greenskeeper.org/forums/discussions.cfm?forumid=58&topicid=60316

Are GK Coupons FREE?

GK Coupons

GK Coupons or Golf Tee Time Specials are FREE to download.  They cost you nothing.  Simply complete the order process to receive the free GK Coupon.

 

 

Do you have a PayPal Account?

Do you have a PayPal Account?

PayPalYes.  All payments are made through our PayPal Account.

GK Coupons, which are FREE do not send you through our PayPal Account.  In fact you can download your GK Coupon directly through MyAccount.  To access MyAccount click the Menu button then select MyAccount under Shop.

All paid product such as our GK Events, GK Plays and GK Certificates are billed through PayPal.  Reserve your spot for our next GK Event or GK Plays or download our GK Certificate for $0.99 with confidence.

Is Greenskeeper.Org and Blog.Greenskeeper.Org the same website?

Greenskeeper.Org and Blog.Greenskeeper.Org Sign-Up

Is Greenskeeper.Org and Blog.Greenskeeper.Org the same website?  Truthfully that is an interesting question to ask.

No, Greenskeeper.org and Blog.Greenskeeper.Org are not the same website.

Yes, Greenskeeper.org and Blog.Greenskeeper.org are owned by the same company — Greenskeeper LLC.

Yes, we are two separate websites.

Yes, you have to register with both sites.  To register for Blog.Greenskeeper.Org, Click HERE.  To register with Greenskeeper.Org, Click HERE.

What is a GK Certificate?

A GK Certificate is a paid model to receive Golf Tee Time Discounts.

We charge a modest price of $0.99 per GK Certificate per player.  For this modest price you take advantage of some significant savings at the golf course from discounted tee times to other amenities.

Why do we charge for this service?  Our Golf Course Operators requested a better model to qualify potential golfers.  While the GK Coupon is an effective sales tool for the Golf Course Operator, they wanted a better way to quality their golfer; hence the GK Certificate.  Placing a price of $0.99 may inhibit some folks from playing a golf course however we feel the savings per player should more than offset this minor inconvenience.

It is our hope that once you have used your GK Certificate you will write a golf course review.  Click HERE to write a Golf Course Review on Greenskeeper.org.

If you don’t like to participate in our GK Certificate program, we have other items such as our GK Coupons, which are FREE to download of which you can avail yourself.  Click HERE to view GK Coupons.

Account Manager

With the addition of our online storefront, I feel it’s important to indicate a section of the website that will be more and more relevant in upcoming months and years — the Account Manager screen.

From Blog.Greenskeeper.org look at the main menu bar.  Click on My Account.  Or simply Click HERE.

This will transport you to the My Account Screen.  You must be logged into your My Account to view your purchased GK Certificates, Coupons, Events and GK Plays.

From My Account you can download all Available downloadable GK Certificates, Coupons, GK Events and GK Plays currently valid.

Scroll further down and it will list Recent Orders.  You can monitor your buying habits here.

Scroll further down it will list your billing and shipping addresses, both sections can be edited.  Click Edit

Let us know if you have any additional questions.

Problems Logging onto Blog.Greenskeeper.Org

Problems Logging onto Blog.Greenskeeper.Org

Blog.Greenskeeper.Org uses a WordPress platform.  It’s a very powerful platform but sometimes you may have difficulty gaining access to your Account.  Here are some troubleshooting tips to help get past the Login Screen and accessing your Account Manager.

Trying to Reset your password and you get “Link Expired” error.

You will need to clear the cache of your web browser.  Please follow the instructions listed below.

Internet Explorer

  1. Select Tools (via the Gear Icon) > Safety > Delete browsing history.
  2. Make sure to uncheck Preserve Favorites website data and check both Temporary Internet Files and Cookies then click Delete.

Mozzilla/Firefox

  1. From the History menu, select Clear Recent History. …
  2. From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.
  3. Next to “Details”, click the down arrow to choose which elements of the history to clear; to clear your entire cache, select all items.

Chrome

On your browser toolbar, click the Chrome menu . In the box that appears, click the checkboxes for “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” and “Cached images and files.” Use the menu at the top to select the amount of data that you want to delete. Choose beginning of time to delete everything.

After you have cleared the browser cache, try logging onto your account.  If that does not work, try resetting your password.  Be sure to remember the proper email that is registered with your account here on Blog.Greenskeeper.Org.  It is programmed to send an email to that account only.

 

 

If some question is not listed or you are having difficulties, not to worry.  Email us at golf@greenskeeper.org with your question and we will answer as soon as is humanly possible.  Please include with the subject line the word “Inquiry” with your question.  Thanks.