Golf Courses

    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).