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I've seen some guys out on the golf course with their four-legged friend riding shotgun.  Any time I've seen it the dogs have always been really well behaved so it's never been a bother to me personally.  That said, I don't think you want the golf course turning into a full on dog park.  Wondering what everyone's thoughts are around dogs on the golf course.

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My answer is pretty simple. I am all for it provided they are well behaved. When I worked at the course Apollo would always come with me and joined me several times for rounds. When I worked long days in the proshop he would just hang out with me and chill behind the desk and say hi to the odd person, but the majority didn't know he was even there. Again I have no issues with it provided they and their owners are responsible, don't let the dogs on the greens and make sure they do their jobs either in the woods as well as pick up after them. We have 3 dogs and Apollo is the only one I would ever bring as the others would just not be well suited to it, but Apollo I'll bring him as much as I'm allowed to!

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As long as the owner cleans up after the dog and the dog isn't running amok and disturbing other players, I have no issues with it on a small basis.  Of course, I could see problems if it were the norm.

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Theres someone who brings his dog at our club, never had an issue with it, but was a bit surprised when he turned up with the dog for a comp. 

 

I do also wonder about how its urine will effect the grass, I have friends with patches all over their lawns because of the dog urine. 

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Golf courses need dogs. My favorite course always has at least two mutts hanging around the club house. At my home course the supers yellow lab is always running around. Even the CC I caddied at the super had a black lab that roamed the property with him. And I don't mind anyone bringing their dog out. 

Actually, what a great playing partner. Quiet and attentive, just happy to be with you.

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I have no problems with it. I've seen a few out there with their owners and I can't say I've ever heard barking or seen dogs running around without their owner right there. As long as they're doing their business in the woods and not on the greens, it's no issues from me.

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Not a problem as long as the owner keeps them leashed and cleans up after them.   There's not much the golf course can do if the owner claim them to be "Service Dogs".   

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I'm generally ok with it but If a course does allow it, there should be a VERY short leash (pun intended) for the owners.  If the dog barks or runs off then you're off the course.  No strikes, no warnings...just gone.  No refund. And they should have to sign something when starting stating they understand the rules. 

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If they are well behaved, I'm great with it.  Our club doesn't allow them on premises, even on the patio so it's a no-go for ours.  

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I'm not a dog lover, but have no issues with golfers taking their dogs around the course with them.  It's all down to the dog's behavior (same as people for that matter) if they are well behaved then what's the problem?

I would say any semi serious golfer would have enough understanding to just not take a dog that could be a problem anyway.  Lets face it they wouldn't want the distraction of having to keep it in check.

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If they are well behaved, owner cleans up after them, etc, I have no problems with them.  My Boston would be happy as a clam sitting on the cart for the afternoon.  My lab/boxer on the other hand, he'd be chasing every bird and squirrel on the property haha

Admittedly, I do have a fear of one getting hit though 

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