Golfer Safety and Crime Prevention Tips

Dan Keller

As we approach golfing season, we’re thinking about golfer safety. Many avid golfers tend to spend a significant amount of money on their golf equipment, making them a target for crime. According to data from the National Golf Foundation, there are approximately 16,000 golf courses in the United States and approximately 25 million people (aged six and over) played on a golf course in 2021.

The Mesa Police Department in Mesa, Arizona has had a long and vibrant commitment to crime prevention. The following are two unique and useful crime prevention publications developed by the Crime Prevention Section of the Mesa Police Department regarding golfer safety and crime prevention.

Golfer Safety – Golfwatch Checklist

This flyer provides various tips to help reduce your chances of being a crime victim on the course or in the clubhouse.

Golf Course Operator’s Safety Checklist

This flyer provides a crime prevention checklist for those who manage and operate golf courses. It includes topics such as preparing the clubhouse and golf course, how to monitor your inventory, and how to handle an emergency.

Mesa, Arizona is a community of approximately 500,000 located in close proximity to Phoenix, Arizona. They provide these links and a wealth of additional information through their Crime Prevention and Safety Publications. Visit Mesa at

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