Finding a tee time in the Chicagoland area has never been more easy following the establishment of many different online databases, many of which charging a small fee to use their booking services. While this fee is usually minimal, nobody likes to shell out a few extra bucks just to book a tee time for their favorite course. Luckily, the folks over at Back9Booking have developed a fitting, cost-free alternative. Back9Booking, the Chicago startup that allows golfers to search, compare and book golf tee times for free online, today announced the launch of its service in Chicago – just in time for golf season. Users can now book tee times for free at over 40 of Chicago’s best public golf courses.
The easy to use service allows for convenient online booking and saves golfers time from calling multiple courses to find a suitable tee time. Users visit the site, select criteria (date, time, number of holes, area and distance from a zip code) from pull down menus, and then select an option. The entire online booking process can be done in minutes.
“Golfers spend too much time calling multiple courses for a suitable tee time. Now users can visit our site, select a date and time, and choose from a number of available courses to instantly make a reservation,” said Brent Robertson, CEO of Back9Booking. “We saw tremendous response while demonstrating at the Chicago Golf Show. We are thrilled to have 40 Chicago-area courses on board with many more in the works.”
Back9Booking has partnered with six Chicago Park District golf courses as well as popular links like Traditions at Chevy Chase, Prairie Landing, Highland Park, Bridges of Poplar Creek, George W. Dunne and Lake Bluff. Partnering golf courses allow Back9Booking to incorporate its tee-reservation system with golf course back-end software so reservations are always made in real time. Golf course operators win by exposing their courses to golfers who had not initially considered their respective courses.
The company has plans to expand throughout the US and is looking to secure additional funding.
Back9Booking is a private, Chicago-based company founded by three brothers in 2009. The company provides an interactive website that allows customers to search, compare and book golf tee times for free. Back9Booking focuses on ease of use, presenting customers with a clear list of booking options. For more information, please visit www.back9booking.com.