Outlaw it. Way too many rude people who have it blasting throughout round. I prefer to enjoy the course, surroundings etc. They can listen to music at their house, in their car, in their yard. Don't screw up the golf course. Also about 75% of todays music is terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry but I guess I'm a purist. Music, like politics, on a golf course is bound to cause issues with other golfers. One man's hip-hop might be another man's cacophony. Loud talking is not welcome on the course. Why should unwanted music be?
Growing up the son of a PGA Teaching Professional and Club Pro, I have a traditionalist's point of view of golf in regards to music. As a Market Manager for Logitech, which owns Ultimate Ears and Jaybird, I've somewhat broken tradition and have a speaker sitting in my golf cart's cupholder playing music at a respectably low volume. While practicing, I have my earbuds on streaming a Spotify playlist I created just for the occasion. If I'm playing alone, I'll have them in during my round. Music has always been a part of my life and as the technology becomes more readily available, having it on the golf course just seemed natural---my Dad's old school links protocol's nonwithstanding. I do cringe when I come across golfers that blast their music during their rounds and I do think it's rude to also do so at the driving range and practice areas, but don't mind if the course does it over their speakers. It should be interesting how things will look going forward as bluetooth speakers get more popular and prevalent.
Give me a break! Why is music needed on the course? Want music, go to the bar or a concert.
My experience has been negative. Unfortunately Music is very polarizing. I prefer no music. I’ll go along with it once but then choose not to play with those people again. The problem is when you get paired with people you don’t know. I’ve had to listen to some pretty raunchy stuff. Who gets to choose? Pretty awkward. Wireless earbuds may be a solution. Those that want music can listen and those that don’t aren’t forced to listen. Just like on airplanes, in waiting rooms, and at home when your family prefers not to listen to what you are. Listening to.
For those complaining about music on the golf course: you probably have never been at a course when someone is playing music or you just didn't know it. I play my tunes on a Puma Soundchuck hanging from my bag on a pushcart. It is reasonably loud when I'm right next to the cart but I can't hear it when I'm on the green and certainly not across the fairway. Absolutely no one can hear it on another fairway. I don't play every round with it but on a Sunday afternoon with a beer and my buddies, it is kind of a different vibe. Give it a try!
I really find it disturbing to hear music at the Golf Course....The tranquility of the golf experience is unique to this sport. I can listen to music virtually anywhere If "I choose".If a golfer wants to hear it on the course use the earphones to respect the wishes of others.Hearing offensive lyrics or rap is not what I expect when we play the "Gentlemen's Game"!
Not everyone has as good of taste of music as I do! LOL! But seriously, NO MUSIC ON THE COURSE! The only thing I want to hear is the thunk of a perfectly struck shot, the ball rattling in the cup, a few birds chirping and my buddies swearing!
Loud music on a glf course is just like a loud fart in church.
I go the the course for nature and quiet. The last thing I want is music blaring out at me.