Weather in the great southwest is famous for being unpredictable and extreme. Arizona weather is no exception with its spectacular summer monsoon and thunderstorms. The best time to visit Sedona, Arizona is from March through May when the temperatures are warm but not scorching. At an altitude of 4500 feet above sea level, Sedona is not too hot and not too cold…it is just right. Springtime is characterized by blue sunny skies and temperatures ranging from the mid-60’s to the low 80’s.
Most people check the weather before going out for a round of golf. When checking the weather they look for two things, will it be cool and will it be dry. This time of year is a great time to hit the green, making it a perfect time to examine how weather can impact your golf game. Download Sedona Golf Resorts mobile app for real time weather updates. The app is available on Google Play and iTunes.
While it is true a golf ball will not travel quite as far when the weather is cold and the humidity low, the biggest effect that cold weather has on a golfer is to rattle his or her concentration, making it uncomfortable to play. Temperature changes do have the greatest impact on ball flight. Air becomes lighter as temperature increases, warmer air also rises more than cold. That translates into less resistance to ball flight, reducing drag and lift, resulting in lower trajectory and minimizing slices or hooks.
Different weather conditions do have a bigger effect on golf shots than you might think and this is something that should be considered when playing at different times of the year. Club selection is an integral part of golf and is easily overlooked when playing in different weather conditions. Basically, you need to use more club when playing in the cold weather versus warmer weather.
Come relax and play in Sedona’s amazing climate and enjoy some of what the rest of the state envies…perfect golf weather for you and your game. To reserve a tee time at Sedona Golf Resort click HERE.