Trespassing on the Golf Course
The Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club is concerned about the rising number of
trespassers on their property. It appears that trespassers are primarily residents in the
Carmel Mountain community. Residents are most often seen taking walks on cart
There are several issues that arise from this sort of trespassing. First, it is not
safe for people to be walking on the golf course, as there are golfers hitting balls in
excess of 150mph. Secondly, due to the risk of possible injury to these trespassers,
golfers are forced to wait until the trespassers are gone until they can take their turns.
This, in turn, causes golfers to grow impatient and unsatisfied. The additional time
spent waiting also slows the golfer’s rate of play, causing the golf course to lose business
as less people are able to play the course. Finally, if a trespasser is injured on the
Country Club's property, legal action may be taken against the Club by the injured
party. The Country Club does not want to assume these risks.
Next, residents frequently walk their dogs on the course. This action assumes the
same consequences as the previous examples. Unfortunately, there are also owners
who unleash their dogs on the course, causing damage to many areas that are costly
to repair (especially the greens).
There are also MANY children and youth who illegally come to play in the golf
course sand bunkers, ride their bicycles, and play sports. A tremendous strain is
brought on the County Club financially as these sorts of activities tend to cause a great
amount of physical damage to their course and, in turn, create a huge eyesore for customers
who pay for pristine views and conditions.
Please be cognizant of the negative impact of trespassing on the Country Club
grounds. The CMR Community is lucky to have such a beautiful resource, but please
be respectful of the fact that it is private property. Your cooperation is certainly appreciated.