Where have all the golf courses that allow dogs gone? We see the superintendent's dog out running and living the dream but that is usually the only dog. In America it seems with each year that passes we are seeing less and less of our furry friends roaming the course with their owners. I personally find this trend saddening. One of my favorite things in life to do is strap the dog leash to my Jones Bag and get an early morning or late afternoon nine in with my dog Khloe. She loves every moment of these two hour adventures where we walk the fairways together chasing the little white ball. Overseas in Europe, from what I understand, it's not all that uncommon to see dogs out on the links everyday. They have a much more relaxed policy when it comes to man's best friend. So is it the barking or droppings keeping dogs off the course in America? I propose that golf industry use allowing dogs to help grow the game and revenue. Dogs are the heart and soul of American outdoor recreation and I believe if the golf industry starts moving into a dog friendly direction, it will open up the game of golf to a larger audience. Maybe golfers will play more if they can take their dogs out for a quick 9 hole walk instead of a lap around their neighborhood. I understand that there needs to be policies in place to make sure dog owners are keeping dogs on a leash and behaving. Right now, I think it is pretty common knowledge that public golf is suffering and searching for ideas to boost revenue. Allowing dogs on the course may not be the fix all answer but it can definitely be apart of the solution. I love golf and I love dogs, if the industry moved in this direction, I truly believe all it would do is grow the game. Leave a comment and let us know what you think!