Children’s Access to the Golf Course

This policy is designed to promote safety and limit injuries to children under the age of 11 by restricting their access to the golf course until they can demonstrate an appreciation of safety, etiquette and rules of the game to the satisfaction of the golf professional at the golf course.

Children under the age of 5 are not permitted on the golf course, driving range or practice areas unless enrolled in a sports camp or other organized activity supervised by a golf professional at the course.

Children ages 5 to 10 are permitted on par-3 golf courses, driving ranges and practice areas under close and constant adult supervision.

Children ages 6 to 10 are permitted on the golf course under close and constant adult supervision.

Children under the age of 11 who are not accompanied by an adult, and children ages 4 to 5 under close and constant adult supervision, may be permitted on the golf course, driving range or practice area subject to the approval of the golf professional at the course. To obtain approval, the child and accompanying adult (for children ages 4 to 5) must attend a one-hour course on safety, etiquette and rules of the game with the golf professional before the child is permitted on the golf course, driving range or practice area. Approval may be given in the golf professional’s sole discretion, taking into consideration factors such as the child’s golfing ability, ability to act in a safe and courteous manner consistent with the rules of the game, and ability to keep up with the pace of play. In addition, the child’s parent or guardian must sign a Consent and Release Agreement.