OVERVIEW

Fort McMurray Golf Club allows small dogs to be brought on the course with their owners while golfing.  Permitted dogs must be both small enough to be held in the arms or lie comfortable on a person’s lap and temperamentally predisposed to do so.

GUIDELINES FOR DOGS AND DOG OWNERS

Dog owners must first consider whether their dog is suitable to accompany them for a round of golf.  Dogs must be:

  • Properly socialized, docile and trained to show obedience;
  • Able to wait quietly and patiently; and
  • Stays with the owner and is not reactive to noises or golf activity and does NOT chase balls, machinery, carts or people.

Owners are responsible for:

  • The behaviour of their dog;
  • Ensuring the safety and welfare of their dog;
  • Ensuring their dog does not run free either because it is leashed at all times or if carting and the dog stays in the cart, can be unleashed; and
  • Cleaning up after their dog and responsible for any possible damage, including but not limited to digging, chewing, or injury to any users of the course or its facilities.

If a dog is not under adequate control of the owner (on leash, being held or staying in the cart), in restricted areas, disrupting any other golfer with barking or bad behaviour, or causing damage or injury, employees have the ability to remove the owner and the dog from the course.  Depending on the situation, this may occur after proper warnings have been given to the owner or without warnings depending on the nature of the infraction.

EXCEPTIONS

Dogs are not permitted on the course for tournaments.

Dogs are not permitted:

  • In practice areas (driving range, chipping or putting green);
  • In or on greens, bunkers, ponds or creeks; or
  • Inside the clubhouse, tent, snack shack or on the patio, or any other area where food service might occur.