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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)

hole: very confusing[edit]

The text tells us that a golf course comprises a series of holes, each consisting of a teeing ground, a fairway, the rough and other hazards, and a green with a flagstick ("pin") and hole ("cup"). So what is a hole? Does each hole consist of something and a hole? It seems like nonsense to me. The picture show exactly one hole in a golf course.

I agree the opening sentence could be better worded, as it does not distinguish between the two uses of the word hole- you play golf by hitting a ball from a tee (some designated starting place) into a hole in the ground using as few hits as you can. Then you go to a second starting place and try to hit the ball into second hole in the ground, and so on until you have have hit the ball into all the holes on the course (normally 18) in a designated order. So this is the first use of the word 'hole' - The hole in the ground that is a target. Now, as well, the area of land between a tee and a "hole in the ground" over which you are expected to play your shots, including features such as bunkers, greens etc is also called a hole. Slightly confusing, but it is usually easy to work out which is being referred to by context. WhaleyTim (talk) 13:26, 5 February 2016 (UTC)