A Different Type of Golf Course Wildlife

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A Different Type of Golf Course Wildlife

I have been fortunate enough to have played golf all over the country and even some parts overseas. I am always amazed at the types of wildlife one can see on a golf course,

Geese and deer are plentiful. In the southeast, alligators are common, and I have to laugh when I see a sign that says don't feed the wildlife. As if I was going to get that close to a large gator.

I have seen bears, bobcats, fox, coyotes, all manner of birds and even a couple of cows and some wild horses and donkeys.

A Different Type of Golf Course WildlifeHow about a sizeable iguana sauntering across a practice green?

These are Chuco, or burrowing owls, that stand about 8" high and are very common on the golf course in Aruba.

The site of a heard of goats is different but they are plentiful on this island and enjoy the lush grass of the fairway to graze.


This herd was large with kids and there appeared to be just 3 mamas with them. It was a pleasant round with very nice scenery and one I will have the opportunity to repeat.

A Different Type of Golf Course Wildlife





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Comments (12)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Ed, I have seen deer, rattle snakes, foxes on golf course here in Colorado, oh elk also.


Jun 27, 2023 10:13 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, that is quite the assortment of animals on a golf course.   We have a gc in Larkspur, and they have seen bobcats and bears on the course.

Jun 27, 2023 10:15 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great information. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your Tacos on Taco Tuesday. Bill

Salvatore Arizona Elite Properties.


Jun 27, 2023 11:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Ed... it's that wildlife like snakes, gators, etc. that confirm my opinion to stay off the golf course.

Jun 27, 2023 01:07 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed those are some of the extra benefits of playing golf.

Jun 27, 2023 02:27 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Ed- those really are different wildlife that we typically see on a golf course. The scariest thing I've seen was a gator up on all fours. 

Jun 27, 2023 05:52 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Seeing wildlife on the course always makes me smile (except for alligators or crocodiles or mountain lions or wolves...😳). In the Philippines, you need a bucket of balls to golf, Ed, because the monkeys come out and steal them after teeing off or when driving in the fairways!

Jun 27, 2023 06:20 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I had a friend who lived in Florida for many years.  They had a lot of alligators that roamed their golf course there.

Jun 27, 2023 07:40 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Ed, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jun 27, 2023 07:42 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't think I have seen any of those on the course when I used to play, haha.

Jun 28, 2023 04:36 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How interesting! You never know what you might see when out on the golf course!

Jun 28, 2023 04:55 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Golfers will love this post.

It is a good idea to be prepared for unexpected challenges when golfing.

Jun 28, 2023 08:19 AM