From OpenStreetMap Wiki
| leisure = golf_course
|A place or area where you can play golf.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: In use|
|Tools for this tag|
A golf course is a place or area where you can play golf.
How to map
For a basic video demo see Mapping a golf course.
Details within a golf course
||golf||tee||Be aware there may be up to 4 tee boxes on a given hole, often with significant displacement from each other, and sometimes approaching the green from different directions. These are usually denoted by colours (red, white, yellow) and names (Championship, Members, Womens).|
|golf||hole||For the way to the hole.|
|golf||hole||For the entire part of the golf course which is in play for the hole. Usually this will encompass, the tee boxes, fairways, bunkers and the green. This is to be preferred to use of the way as it is a genuine mappable feature and is far more relevant to all classes of golfer than a single line showing the notional direct line to the green. (We don't draw a line to show roughly where the Rockies or Lake Superior are, there is no reason for dropping this idea for smaller area features.|
|golf||pin||For the place of the hole. This does change over time, usually daily to keep wear on the green even, and therefore it is best not to map it.|
|golf||bunker||Additionally the tag surface=sand and natural=sand can be used to describe the bunker a little more. Do not use natural=beach just to make the bunker show in the rendering. It's not a beach! (Tagging for the renderer)|
|golf||fairway||Do not use the tag landuse=grass is to make the rendering more appealing. Use surface=grass|
||golf||water_hazard||Usually defined by yellow stakes or lines (Rule 26) - Always tag natural=water for the parts of the hazard that are filled with water.|
||golf||lateral_water_hazard||Usually defined by red stakes or lines (Rule 26) - Always tag natural=water for the water areas iff they exist.|
|golf||driving_range||A driving range is an area where golfers can practice their golf swing.|
|golf||clubhouse||The building dedicated as a clubhouse. - Always tag building=yes for the building itself.|
- ITO Maps, Golf check tool
- OSM-FR mapnik rendering, example: http://tile.openstreetmap.fr/?zoom=16&lat=48.72648&lon=2.60806
- Golf course pictogram for an icon
- Proposed features/Golf course for discussion on additional features like holes and things.
Common tagging mistakes
leisure=golf_driving_range - If you know places with this tag, consider retagging it with a more appropriate tag!