I just looked at our women’s association directory, of the 126 members, only 3 are Asians. I personally know at least 5 other women who play as singles regularly.
My club has 3 9-hole course and I can almost always find a spot to play alone, except on Saturday/Sunday mornings.
It is very common to see multiple singles back to back on the tee sheet midweek/weekend afternoon, and they all go out as singles. It’s really not that busy.
I don’t think anyone knows my handicap unless they know who I am and purposely look it up. The regulars who see me out there all the time are usually at capacity (5) already. We book our tee times online and if I see a threesome I want to join, I am supposed to ask the members or have the proshop ask if they want to play with me. I cannot just add myself or show up to fill that spot. I was told that’s how it works at my club.
Yes, alone.....mostly Asian women....there's one course I play...and more often that not...... I'll see this crazy Korean woman often playing alone....I've played a handful of times with her...I'll yet over to her to join us if I see her...but she's a nut ball and will play a couple of holes with us and then take off and play on her own....this course has 36 holes...she'll go and wander around.....she's an annual member...she might play everyday when the weather is ok....this course doesn't monitor play or the 1st tee...and at times...especially the weekdays...the courses are not busy...so golfers just do as they please.
She's so funny...her English is poor and she'll say stuff to me and I have no idea what she's sayin....lol.
These females playing alone are often at courses out in the suburbs which aren't overly busy and mostly late in the day...I often play twilight.
You won't find golfers male or female playing alone on courses closer to Vancouver or the muni's where the tee sheets are near capacity.....obviously the exception is very late in the day with maybe 2 hours or less of daylight.
Yes...seeing a woman playing alone is uncommon, but not "unicorn" rare here in Van City....Asians are kinda golf crazed here....where else would you see ( I saw this back in 2013) a set of limited edition Maruman clubs for $79.995.00 at a retail golf chain...Golftown.....the taxes alone are $9,600.
On the flip side....if I go to a specific range here....I'll quite often see some women come to the range on their own to practice.
The same is true for a motorized riding carts with 2 riders and bags! Ask me how I know! I had my foot run over by a cart, and it did not hurt at all. No pain whatsoever! Much less than if some guy had stepped on my foot!