Boxgroove.com: Get special access to private clubs across the U.S.
We as golfers have always wanted to try and
play that one golf course whether across town
or across state. There is one small problem -
it was private and you did not know a member.
However, a company called
www.Boxgroove.com can now help.
Boxgroove.com is an inventive online golf
community made up of all golfers regardless of
club affiliation and private golf courses.
The premise is very simple. Log in, select a
state and pick a club. If you see a tee time at
the club you are eligible to book it. If you see
a club and it has a request button then that
club would like you to make a request to play
during the days of the week and time periods it
has designated. If there are no tee times and
no request button then this club may not be
taking any outside play from you at this time.
We like to think of Boxgroove as the “the
Linkedin” for Golfers. That is, golfers also have
the ability to be hosted by other private
country club members as well. So even
though a private club may not be enrolled with
Boxgroove yet, you can still possibly play golf
there. Every country club golfer has the
ability to post tee times to the community (to
take 1 – 3 golfers) to their home course or to
accept requests from other golfers. Don’t
worry there are plenty of filters so everyone
can keep their information secure. So the
community grows very fast as more and more
Certainly, the challenges with the growth of
the game and the economy have now
impacted private clubs and made this concept
become more acceptable. However, this was
needed for the betterment of the game. Many
private clubs have some wonderful golf courses
that are like works of art and could withstand
a few more patrons to experience their beauty.
To quote David Fay, past president of the
USGA: “Private golf clubs in the British Isles
treat their courses as living works of art to be
shared, much like the Louvre or the Met are
open to those wishing to study and enjoy the
We agree with this sentiment. Most of us at
Boxgroove were either members of private
clubs in the past or still are and we welcome
golfers to visit our club. We think this is a
win-win for golf. The golfer will find some new
experiences playing some golf courses they
never could play and the private clubs will
make some much needed revenue on a tee
time that would go unused and perhaps they
may even convert a golfer to a member. Now
you may not find a 9:30 am Saturday morning
time, but there are plenty of other non busy
times at these clubs where they would
welcome a few more golfers.
We are just finishing our second year and are
proud to welcome the amateurgolf.com golfer
to Boxgroove. You may not find all the
private courses yet on Boxgroove but we hope you join. The
strength in numbers of our golfer community
will get more private clubs to join in the future.