First off, this question could probably be worded better. Here's my situation:

I'm a web developer and am creating a template to sell on a popular online marketplace called themeforest.net. The demo of this template is going to mimick a golf course website and is mainly geared toward golf course owners looking to create a website for their course.

Here's an example of a similar template.

I have a ton of high res pictures over the years of golf courses and instead of buying some to use I figured I could just use the ones I've taken myself.

My question is that I'm not sure if I can use these pictures without the individual golf courses permission.

I found a similar question here although that particular one was more for taking pictures of people's homes.

The pictures would be included to use for free in the templates I sell.

  • You will probably need to add which country/state this is about, as such laws often differ by location, just like laws regarding photographs of people. Aug 13, 2018 at 13:40

1 Answer 1


Since you don't specify a jurisdiction, I assume you're interested in the United States. In general, anything visible from public property is fair game for a photograph. There are exceptions (eg. you can't use a telephoto lens and a polarizer to take pictures through someone's bathroom window, and a photograph of a copyrighted work of art is still a copyright violation even if you're on a city street), but I'm not aware of any that would apply to a golf course.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.