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09 November
  • November 9, 2021
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Golf Course Features Guide: Learn
All the Different Parts of a Golf

Perhaps one of the main attractions of playing golf is the place where you play – the outdoors. Golf courses are usually huge in size with a beautiful, well-coordinated design with lots of greenery on site. In fact, a professional golf player Tom Watson said that “A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer’s mind”. If you want to increase your chance of winning or just want to improve your game, it would be wise to get familiar with the golf course components.

Golf holes

An 18 hole golf course is not just 18 little cups to catch the gulf balls. It means that there are 18 playing areas! Each of these areas ends with one of those cups. 

The Tee Box

It is also known as the teeing ground, the tee box is where the hole begins. The area is flat so the player can get a clean tee shot. There are different teeing grounds for each hole so players can play according to their skill level. 

The Fairway

Usually, the fairway measures at least 30 to 50 yards between the tee box and the green. This part of the course has tightly trimmed grass so it’s easier to hit the ball away from the fairway. For you to get the ball in the fairway, you will need to get a lot of practice for your tee shot. 

The Green

The green is where you will find the hole. The grasses here are also cut short so it’s easier for the golfer to get a clean shot. It is important that you will learn to read the green because the condition and contour will affect how the ball rolls towards the hole.

The Rough

The rough surrounds the fairways. The rough has longer grass compared to fairways so it’s not a good area to hit the ball. Try to stay out of the rough because it can be challenging since the grass cut is different so it’s unpredictable to play from.


These are features that make the game more challenging. A golf course will have water as well as bunkers. Water hazards will include ponds, lakes and rivers. The holes in the ground filled with sands are called bunkers. You can’t possibly hit your ball when you are in the hazard area.

Understanding these components can help you with your club selection and allows you to plan your shots so you can increase your chance of winning the game. For more information on golf courses or if you want to join ours, contact us at Montclair Country Club. 

Montclair Country Club, Virginia