Talk:Golf course

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Tee description[edit]

I believe it was wrong - the tee doesnt need to be wood or indeed a "stick". I'm fairly certain from a look in my bag that they can be plastic and come in many shapes. The R&A rulebook says:


A “tee” is a device designed to raise the ball off the ground. It must not be longer than 4 inches (101.6 mm) and it must not be designed or manufactured in such a way that it could indicate the line of play or influence the movement of the ball."

beardybloke (talk) 15:57, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Rating and Slope[edit]

No discussion of a golf course is complete without a discussion of its difficulty as defined by its rating and/or slope. I would like suggestions as to the placement of this topic in the Table of Contents. JJ (talk) 17:01, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm no expert but I'm not sure that slope ratings are used much outside the US, so if it is mentioned that caveat should probably be added? Most course I know pretty much only advertise their pars and their SSS. Though I guess some other countries may use them. beardybloke (talk) 09:55, 16 March 2009 (UTC)


Hi, see File:2009-07-18-GolfField-17.JPG. I think, this is a better graphics, because 2 greens are very unusual. --R. Engelhardt (talk) 08:05, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Grass types on greens[edit]

The section discussing the rise of Bermuda grass reads rather like an advertisement. I am unable to correct this (if necessary) as I am not knowledgeable about golf. Someone with a clue should probably revise it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:15, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Pitch and Putt Neutrality[edit]

The "Pitch and Putt" section is informative, but currently reads in a very promotional way. It may also be a duplicate of the mention of "Par-3" courses under the "Executive Course" section, as the basic idea of P&P and Par-3 are very similar. Could someone familiar with this variant restructure the section to sound less like it came off an advertising flyer?Liko81 (talk) 17:41, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

I linked to the P&P section from the Par 3 section, removed some text and edited the section to read neutrally. I've played P&P once. Shot a 71. --SkipperRipper (talk) 23:37, 7 March 2014 (UTC)