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The standard size of a golf course is eighteen holes. On average, a golf course is 6,000m long and covers an area of between 40 and 50 hectares.
However, the current golfing scene offers a wide selection of course types, ranging from traditional golf to pitch and putt or compact golf courses.
Pitch and putt is a course made up solely of par 3 holes, meaning that players are expected to use their approach irons and their putters.
Compact golf courses generally have 9 holes, with shorter, easier pars than classic 18-hole courses.
COMMON GOLF-COURSE TERMS
- Teeing ground: Also known as the tee-box, an area, usually raised, from which the first stroke of a hole is taken.
- Fairway: A clear, well maintained area between the teeing ground and the green.
- Rough: A less neatly maintained area with long grass surrounding the holes and running along the sides of the fairway.
- Bunker: A sand-filled obstacle located at various points along the course.
- Green: An area of short-cut grass, with the hole in the middle.
- Dogleg left: A hole whose route between the teeing ground and the green turns to the left.
- Dogleg right: A hole whose route between the teeing ground and the green turns to the right.
- Practice or Driving Range: An area dedicate for training and practicing long-distance shots.
- Putting Green: A training green designed for closer-range play (approach and putting).