Fore! Hit the Green With Pup At These Dog-Friendly Golf Courses

Golf ruvers rejoice—some courses allow you to bring your furry frens along to tee time. Read on to sniff out some dog-friendly golf courses.

Before You Bring Your Dog to the Golf Course

If you’re planning to bring pup along to the course, make sure to do these things first:

  1. Make sure dogs are allowed. Dog-friendly golf courses don’t always advertise their pup-friendly status, so check the golf course’s website or bark up their phone line to confirm before you go.
  2. Consider doggo’s behavior. Will pup have a good time, or will he disrupt other guests?
  3. Know the rules for dogs. Are leashes required for dogs at all times? Are dogs allowed on the green, or do they have to stay in the golf cart? Are there designated potty areas?
  4. Think through your safety plan. You don’t want floof anywhere near you while teeing off. Where will pup sit while you swing? Do you have a plan for keeping your BFF nearby but out of harm’s way?
  5. Pack a doggy bag. Don’t forget fresh water, treats, toys, and poop bags so puppo can have as much fun as you!

Belgrade Lakes Golf Club | Belgrade Lakes, Maine

Sitting on a mountaintop, the Belgrade Lakes Golf Club course is laid out on a 240-acre piece of land and surrounded by fairways lined with trees and alongside white granite outcroppings. The 18-hole golf course features a variety of par threes, fours, and fives for a 71-par course. 

Peninsula Golf Course | Long Beach, Washington

Located a mile north of downtown Long Beach, the Peninsula Golf Course features a nine-hole, par 33 course surrounded by beautiful trees and local wildlife.

Discovery Bay Golf Club | Port Townsend, Washington

Originally opened in 1925, Discovery Bay Golf Club offers golfers views of the Olympic and Cascade mountains and the waters of Discovery Bay. This 18-hole course has a par of 72.

Old Brickyard Golf Course | Ferris, Texas

Designed around three quarries that the old Ferris Brick Co. dug out, the Old Brickyard Golf Course is a dog-friendly golf course that features many elevation changes, scenic views, and an intense layout that boasts long fairways, several water hazards, and sand traps.

Agate Beach Golf Course | Newport, Oregon

The Agate Beach Golf Course is an 18-hole, 72-par course on the Central Oregon coast. The course layout has a fairly level, slightly rolling terrain and is surrounded by lush woods.

Cypress Bend Resort | Many, Louisiana

Located on the border of Texas and Louisiana, the Cypress Bend Resort features a golf course designed for every level of golfer. Its 18 holes are played along the water and across hidden coves and bayous, surrounded by forests and greens.

Emerald Isle Golf Course | Oceanside, California

Located between San Diego and Orange County, California, Emerald Isle Golf Course welcomes canine visitors who are well-behaved and leashed.This 18-hole course has a par of 56, perfect fur new golfers and experienced golfers alike!

Skamania Lodge | Stevenson, Washington

The Skamania Lodge features a short 9-hole course surrounded by picturesque trees, lakes, and local wildlife and is purposefully designed to help you hone your skills.

The Schoolhouse Nine | Sperryville, Virginia

The Schoolhouse Nine course features nine 3-par holes. It travels through a series of wildflower meadows and is bordered by the Thornton River and the historic ruins of the original Smoot Tannery.

Tahoe City Golf Club | Tahoe City, California

Tahoe City Golf Club is designed for players of all skill levels. It is a family-friendly, 9-hole, par 33 course that features one par 5, four par 4s, and four par 3s.

Cochrane Golf Club | Alberta

The Cochrane Golf Club features a nine-hole course with a couple of risk-reward holes, challenging par threes, and a par four to finish.

Golfin’ is more fun with fluffers in tow! Next time you want to hit the green, check to see if the courses near you allow pups to come too.

Have you visited a dog-friendly golf course with your pup? Woof at us in the comments and let us know all about it.

Featured photo: matsilvan

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