Posted September 25, 2018 05:11:00 Auburn’s Auburn Golf Course opened to the public on September 25, and with a $3 million budget, it looks like the course is set to open in the fall of 2018.
The course opened to spectators and the public with a sign that read “Auburn Golf Course, A Course for the Performing Animal.”
Aubrey, a dog agility student, said it took about a month to get to Auburn’s golf course and she and her fellow students were surprised by the amount of attention they received from the media and people on social media.
“It was really good,” she said.
“We got lots of attention from people on the course.
The whole community came out to see us, they came out and were like, ‘Wow, you’re really amazing.'”
A few days before the course opened, Auburn’s dog agility club posted on Facebook a picture of the course, with the caption “A special thanks to our students who took the time to come out and support the project!”
A couple weeks later, Auburn College posted on their Facebook page that “Athletics is a very serious field and requires an excellent level of fitness, self-discipline and commitment.
If you have the ability to get up and do something on your own then this course is the place for you.”
The Auburn course is not only a training facility for the dog, but for the student.
“You’ll find a lot of athletes who have been at Auburn for years who have the opportunity to try their hand at agility,” Auburn College said.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Auburn University’s head of the athletic department, Brian Williams, told ABC News, “The dogs in the program are not only good athletes but good ambassadors, and that’s what Auburn University is all about.”
The courses have a dog course, agility course, and a golf course.