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Golf Course Terms

Definitions of Golf Course Terms

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Our glossary of golf course terms is one part of our larger Glossary of Golf Terms. If you need the definition of golf course term, check the list below, which includes terms relating to architecture, maintenance, turfgrasses, course setup and other golf course terms. If you are looking for more general golf terms, visit the main golf glossary index.

90-Degree Rule
Abnormal Ground Conditions
Aeration
Alternate Fairway
Alternate Greens
Alternate Tees
Approach Course
Back Nine
Back Tees
Ball Mark
Ballmark Tool
Barranca
Bentgrass
Bermudagrass
Biarritz
Blue Tees
Borrow
Break
Bunker
Burn
Cape Hole
Cart Path
Cart Path Only
Casual Water
Championship Tees
Church Pews bunker
Club
Collar
Collection Area
Cool-Season Grasses
Coring
Course
Course Furniture
Cross Bunker
Crowned Green
Cup
Daily Fee Course
Desert Course
Divot
Divot Tool
Dormant
Double Cut (or Double Cut Green)
Double Green
Facing
Fairway
False Front
Fescue
First Cut
Footprinting
Forced Carry
Front Nine
Golf Club
Gorse
Grain
Grass Bunker
Green
Ground Under Repair
Hardpan
Hazard
Heather
Heathland Course
Hole Locations
Island Green
Ladies Tees
Lateral Water Hazard
Lip
Municipal Course
Obstruction
Out of Bounds
Overseeding
Par
Par 3 / Par-3 Hole
Par 4 / Par-4 Hole
Par 5 / Par-5 Hole
Par 6 / Par-6 Hole
Parkland Course
Pin Placement
Pitch mark
Poa
Pot Bunker
Primary Rough
Private Course
Public Course
Punchbowl Green
Punched Greens
Red Tees
Redan / Redan Hole
Resort Course
Rough
Routing
Sand Trap
Semi-Private Course
Signature Hole
Sod
Split Fairway
Stadium Course
Stimp
Stimpmeter
Striping
Tee Box
Teeing Ground
Topdressing
Trap
Warm-Season Grasses
Waste Area
Waste Bunker
Water Hazard
White Tees

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