I live in on Vancouver Island. We have pretty good weather, but from November to March, it can get wet. I just have good rain stuff: rain gloves, Dry-Joy Jacket, Nike Rainpants, good shoes, and cord grips. With an umbrella, it's not too bad. Plus when you go out the rounds are quick as the course is pretty empty. I found the key is to not focus on the weather; as soon as it starts to bug you, you get frustrated and have no fun. If it gets in your head, I wouldn't bother.