The Teeing Ground:
This is the starting area for each hole on the golf course.
Markers indicate where players are supposed to tee off.
Players must tee off from between the markers and no further
than two club lengths behind the markers
The fairway usually runs 30 - 50 yards wide and it is the
part of the course where the ball is supposed to land before
approaching the green. It is made up of shorter,
manicured grass so it is easier to hit from.
The Putting Green:
This is the extremely smooth surface surrounding the hole
where players putt. The edge of the green is bordered with
slightly longer grass.
This is the area off either side of the fairway where the
grass is allowed to grow longer. Courses may have two or
three cuts of rough where the grass is a different length in
each one. It is difficult to hit the ball from this area.
This is a sand pit. It is considered a hazard and is usually
placed along the fairway and surrounding the putting green.
The Water Hazard:
This any body of water on or around the course, such as a
pond or lake, that a golfers should avoid. Boundaries of a
water hazard are usually defined by either yellow or red
stakes. If you hit your ball into a water hazard it is
usually a one stroke penalty.
The object of the game of golf is to hit the ball into this
cylinder shaped cup that is located on the green at each
Pin: A marker positioned at the hole to indicate its
the location to players that are off the green. This
marker is a flag on a stick.