I've been to several 9-hole courses.
And my impression is that for those 9-hole courses, they do not usually force to team up (so that 4 people will play together).
But I'm not sure about those 18-hole courses.
Is it true that even if I make an appointment for only two people, they will try to join people together ? (for example, golfnow.com shows players 1- 4, but I only choose 2 people. Does this mean, two spots are still remaining for others ?)
In this situation, is it ok to insist that I don't want to join ?
I'd like to know what the current traditions are :) and some protocols that i should be aware of.