A golf course is a collection of holes that includes a fairway, rough, teeing area, and green with a flagstick or cup. An 18-hole round of golf is a standard round. The majority of golf courses offer par 3, 4, and 5 holes. However, some courses also offer par 6 holes.
We will now look at some of the most important elements that make up a golf course in Carlisle:
A teeing area or tee box is the first section of each hole. Two markers mark the boundaries of the legal tee zone on every tee box. Each player can place the ball in one of the many boxes. Each box is a different distance away from the hole. They are usually as level as possible, with most of the tee areas slightly elevated from the fairway.
Fairway and Rough
After teeing off the ball must be hit again towards the green. The fairway is the area between the tee box and the putting green. It is a good area to hit from because the fairway turf is usually cut short and even.
The rough is between the fairway, the out-of-bounds markers, and between the fairway & green. It is generally less desirable to hit from the rough because it has a higher cut grass percentage than the fairway.
Many holes have a straight line of sight from the tee-off to the green. However, some holes bend to the right or left. This is known as a "dogleg" and refers to a dog's knee. Sometimes the hole's direction can be bent twice, which is called a "double dogleg".