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What is your course's policy on non-playing walkers/caddies?


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#1 cutchemist42

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 10:00 PM

Have hear of courses charging the full green, or simply not allowing it. What is your course's policy?


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 12:24 AM

Most courses don't allow it.  Liability issues (why let someone on your property for free, when that person could suffer an injury), and also hard to control for someone who is just "walking" but then starts playing when away from the clubhouse.  I see no reason a course should allow someone to tag along with paid players.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:00 AM

My club allows you to bring a caddie of your choice, or to use one from the caddie program.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:00 PM

I've never played a course with caddies.... But of the courses I've played with someone who was non-playing its never been an issue with them walking with me... Unless of course its a course that is Carts only (which I have completely separate issue with).
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:04 PM

I've only done it a few times with my wife, but never had a problem. I think one time somewhere we had to pay a "cart fee", but again, I didn't have an issue with that. I think it really depends on the course.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:37 PM

Not an issue at my course.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:41 PM

View Postcutchemist42, on 14 April 2018 - 10:00 PM, said:

Have hear of courses charging the full green, or simply not allowing it. What is your course's policy?
My course usually charges a $5 fee for non playing person's....which I think is reasonable.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:41 PM

As stated above, a fee is charged for the non-golfer's protection. If they were hurt in some fashion while on the property without some fee involved, the law looks on them as a trespasser. Think of it as very cheap, very good insurance
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:04 PM

I've never had a problem with playing and having my wife along as a non-player.  At our course and almost any course that I've been to, they charge a rider fee.  As always, I never assume that it's not a problem and always let the course know when I'm booking.  No one likes surprises.
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