Originally Posted by xcsteve
The Vector is billed as a backcountry/Mountaineering ski, not exactly what you are going to run into on a golf course. Generally, I would say you don't need a metal edge on a golf course but you might end up with one just to get into a wider ski. Two things you need to determine, are you going to use grip wax or go waxless. Second is how wide of a ski do you need? If you are new to xc skiing, you probably want to go waxless. As far as ski width, that will be determined by what you weigh and how much snow that golf course gets . Are you braking trail in a foot of snow or is it more like a couple of inches? I recommend talking to a couple of xc ski shops. Try Eagle River Nordic or New Moon.
Some good advice here. I'll add that if you are truly skijoring you do not want waxless skis, you want something that actually glides. If the doggy is not pulling most all of the time, a fast waxless ski might be good.
I agree metal edges are worthless on XC skis, but often you need to get them to get a ski with the right flex and sidecut to be stable screaming down a hill in tennis shoes. The boots these days are pretty good though....some of the back country boots and the skate/classic combo boots offer great control.
Eagle River and New Moon are legendary good shops.