Fairway and Rough

fairwaygolfFollowing the initial shot, the golf player will hit the golf ball from the location where the ball rested. The area that is located between the putting green and the tee box where the grass on the land is trimmed short and even is entitled “The Fairway”. The fairway is considered to be the best position for any golf player to hit the ball as it has plenty of advantages. The space between the out of bound markers and the fairway as well as the area between the green and the fairway is entitled “the Rough”. The grass in this area is cut much higher than the grass at the fairway. This is why it is not as advantageous as the Fairway, it is one of the worst places from which players can hit the golf ball.

On Par-Three holes, players are expected to succeed in driving the golf ball to the area that is called “the Green” after the initial shot right from the Tee Box area. On holes that are longer than this, players will have to make a minimum of one extra shot from the rough or the fairway, depending on where the ball has landed. Of course, the different designs will affect the number needed, as it differs from one design to another.

For example, some holes are designed by using a direct sight lint from the Tee box to the green, and the hole might be to the right or to the left. This design is entitled Dogleg because it resembles the shape a dog’s ankle.

 

Fairway and Rough