Can You Eat Sunflower Seeds on a Golf Course? (Answered)

Snacking on the course is not one of the things that most people spare a thought for. After all, you have your golf cart and a golf bag, and everyone knows you can have a few beers while you play a round. So no one thinks about the snacking rules of golf courses. There are actually some rules about the foods that are allowed to be enjoyed while you are playing a round of golf, and you might actually get in trouble for eating some items while you are in the middle of your play.

Are Sunflower Sees Allowed on a Golf Course?

Surprisingly, most courses will allow you to eat sunflower seeds, despite the mess they make. You do need to be sure that you are not just dumping the husked shells onto the green, though. No one wants sunflowers growing in the middle of the green, and other golfers will not appreciate a mess of seed shells just lying around at each place where you hung out for a bit, waiting for someone to line up that perfect shot.

What Other Foods Are Golf Course Safe?

Beef jerky is a great option to take with you on the course, and so is fresh fruit. These items should be enclosed in some form of container, however, or you might attract aggressive yellow jackets or wasps to their tempting aromas. You can also bring things like protein bars and granola bars. And who could forget the obligatory candy bar assortment that you can choose from near the restaurant or the golf clubhouse?

Foods Not to Bring on the Golf Course

Practicality needs to be the first consideration that you have when you are packing snacks for your round of play. Don’t bring things like popsicles or fully prepared food items like sandwiches that require that you have a moment to set up a plate to eat from or that require that you sit down to snack. There is nothing that is ruder and more annoying to other golfers than being forced to wait for you to finish your meal before they can play through.

You will also need to be sure that you find out about the rules related to drinks on the course that you enjoy playing at. Not every course will allow glass bottles for obvious reasons, and there are many courses that will not allow you to bring your own alcohol with you to play. Always check in with the course that you intend to play through before you bring any kind of food or drink with you in your bags. You do not want to be ejected in the middle of your round of golf because you have items with you that are not allowed.

Golf Snacking Includes Etiquette Considerations

When you are playing a round of golf, you need to remember that there is a lot of etiquette involved in everything, from the way that you tee off to the way that you take a break and eat a snack. Be considerate of others who are also playing a round in front of and behind you, and make sure that you follow the rules of the course that you are enjoying a round of play on.

This article was last updated on June 4, 2024 .

The Golf Blog