Kōrero: Golf

Golf course features

Golf course features

This diagram shows the main features common to golf courses:

  • tee – the area where golfers begin to play each hole (a tee is a small movable stand on  which the ball is placed before it is hit with a club – a 'stroke') 
  • fairway – a larger area of mown grass, providing a consistent bounce and direction for the ball after it is struck
  • green – an area of closely mown grass at the opposite end of the fairway from the tee. A ball lying on the green is played with a special small-faced club called a putter
  • rough – areas of longer grass on either side of the fairway. Players aim to keep their balls out of these areas
  • water hazard – a body of water designed to make the hole more difficult to play
  • bunker – a depression or pit of sand, usually close to the fairway and/or the green, designed to make the hole more difficult to play
  • pin/hole – a stick with a flag attached indicating the location of the hole within the green. The ball must end up in the hole, which has a cup inside so it can be easily retrieved.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Garry Ahern, 'Golf - Origins of New Zealand golf', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/diagram/39246/golf-course-features (accessed 21 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Garry Ahern, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Sep 2016