Planning A Golf Tournament (Checklist)

Planning a golf tournament is a lot of work, albeit fun work. From organizing prizes, banquets, and fees, to choosing teams, rules, and sponsors, there are many big (and little) details to organize.

Golf tournament software can help you with planning a golf tournament. This software is designed for those people planning a golf tournament who would love to automate some of the details, such as players, teams, groups, days, and scores. For more information on golf tournament management software, click here: Planning A Golf Tournament.

Here is a quick checklist to help you plan your golf tournament:


- Develop A Budget
- Appoint a Committee (if necessary) to handle the following tasks:
- Tournament Director
- Logistics/Operations
- Sponsors
- Tournament Prizes / Gifts
- Volunteers
- Choose Emcee for Awards Ceremony
- Name the Tournament
- Choose A Golf Course
- Choose Food for Golfers
- Buy Drink Tickets
- Pick A Date
- Choose Tournament Format
- Create Sponsor Packages
- Acquire gifts and prizes
- Determine schedule of day
- Recruit Golfers
- Create Teams or 4-somes
- Press Release to Local Media
- Develop Advertising
- Develop Games and Contests
- Create tournament rule sheet
- Put up Sponsor Signs
- Register Golfers
- Set up Prize Table
- Set up Scorecard
- Tabulate scores
- Gather golfers in awards area
- Hand out prizes
- Eat
- Conclude event
- Send out thank you letters
- Start planning for next year


The above tips are general information that will help you in planning a golf tournament. The biggest advice of all? Have fun and take advantage of golf tournament software to help you with the tournament planning, team pairings, scheduling, tabulating and more.