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Played a course in Paso Robles, CA one summer with the temp at a lovely 105 degrees. We brought some water but ran out on the back nine. None of the water fountains on the course worked. By 17 we were all bonking and barely made it through 18. Even the cart riders were beet red in the face. I guess the course wanted to sell a lot of beer or something.

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Youngevity provides at least 3 powdered individual packets for mixing with your water that are completely natural and DON'T have the unwanted crap (sugars) found in Gatorade, NUUN, and MIO. Pollen Burst, Rebound, and A.C.T. will be better for you, and mix easily in any water bottle and they have great flavors (New Zealand Black Currant is my favorite). Many courses in my area (western PA. , eastern OH.) stopped putting out water coolers years ago due to a breakout of a bacterial infection (caused by the courses NOT properly sanitizing the water coolers at the end of EVERY day).

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Why is it the course’s responsibility? I always take everything I need in my bag when I start a round, including sufficient hydration & food. It’s not that hard.

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You must have been a Boy Scout, I wasn't. Not everybody is as together as you I guess

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In Ontario, Canada no public courses have complimentary drinking water. It’s a blatant money grab. They want to sell you bottled water at $5 for 1/2 a litre. They also don’t want to incur the labour cost of washing the water coolers every night and filling them up every morning.

They (& their lawyers) made up the excuse of liability. It goes back to a case in early 2000s when a water cooler that was not properly cleaned and refilled with fresh water developed e-coli bacteria and poisoned a few people.

Greed and laziness are their only excuses. I would quicker pay the guest fee at a private course where their is water because the members demand than be gouged by these public course operators. Lionhead, Angus Glen, Cardinal and Woodington Lake are you listening?

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here on Long Island NY, our county gov't(Suffolk) has stopped providing water on county owned courses for fear of terrorism !!! go figure !!

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Good article: Courses are taking too many short cuts with minimal staff. Never have a problem on the upscale course's with green fee's north of $85.00.

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Ash wood coarse is the best ice cold water about every 4th hole it is a Troon coarse. Apple Valley Ca.

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Michael, Spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Certainly you can do better than that post.

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Why is it the courses responsibility, if I was walking through a 100deg. desert would it be the local municipalities responsibility to have water jugs. I think not!! It’s your own damn responsibility, sheesh, bring your own hydration, wowzers 🤯

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Seriously? If you were a business owner with that attitude I certainly wouldn't be a customer and I cant imagine you would be in business long.

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If you find another desert with more shade or a nice watering hole, the other desert doesn't lose revenue or care if you don't come anymore.

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That’s a lame reply, because of ecoli and other issues(government rules)no courses in our area have water jugs, I sure the hell am not rating golf courses for their water jugs.

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Played Neshanic Valley in New Jersey today and noticed around hole 12 that there weren’t any water coolers on the course.

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Around 15 years ago a young male in Phoenix was stricken and died from a bacterial infection. Authorities traced the source of the bacteria to water jugs at a nice Phoenix golf course he played a couple days before. His family sued and put the club into bankruptcy. The course was sold and went downhill from there, closing for good around 5 years ago. Many Phoenix courses stopped putting out water due to liability concerns, which was a major issue for locals who brave the summer heat. Most have since figured out how to get drinking water back on the course, but there are still a few that never did.

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these reports do seem to surface every few years. Very sad. If a water jug is cold I generally assume it's been tended to.