Along the East Coast the best golfing weather can be found from March through June and October through mid December. The hottest periods are July and August where the temperature is fixed firmly in the 90°s and humidity is high. The further south you go the hotter and more humid it gets.
Summer is low season for golf because of the heat and humidity so green fees are at their lowest and the courses are at their quietest. Winter, from mid November through February are also low season.
Unlike the UK the temperature tends to build up during the day and peak temperatures can persist right through the evening.
In the winter the temperature can fluctuate radically between 40° and 70°. However, in late December and early January an average day would normally be 40° early, rising to around 60° by midday.
In the winter the temperature can fluctuate radically between 40° and 70°. However, in late December and early January an average day would normally be 40° early morning rising to around 60° by midday.
In Arizona it is a very dry heat so there is no problem with humidity, however, heat can be more extreme in the summer. Temperatures in the 100sF in June are common for instance.
Firstly I should say there are few if any bad times of the year to play golf in this part of the world but here are a few pointers to help you decide when best suits you.
Peak golf season is roughly mid March to mid May and Mid September to mid November. The table on the right does not show all of the price breaks so is only a rough guide.
The cheapest rates are from late May to early September when it is hot and then late November through to early February when it is a little cooler.
The peak golf seasons obviously coincide with generally the best golfing weather but winters are normally dry and sunny so are a great time to travel if you are looking for a budget holiday.
By contrast, although golf rates are cheap in the summer the flights and most of the accommodation are much more expensive so it is not necessarily going to work out cheaper than peak season.
For those of you keen on playing twice in a day there is enough daylight from April through October at least. During the winter it gets dark around 5pm.
Our favourite times to visit are May when it is around 80F along the East coast, a bit hotter in Arizona, but a dry heat. It is generally sunny and the humidity is not too high. Mid November to mid December is a great time to go if you are looking at winter golf when again you can expect plenty of sunshine and the temperatures are usually mid 60s to low 70sF.