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Public-images-osm logo.svg golf = hole
Grand Cypress East Course 8th hole.jpg
The path from tee area to the green Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Power minor line.png
Group: leisure
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: de facto

The hole is represented by a way along the standard playing path from tee area to the green.

How to map

Draw a way way from the tee to the pin and add golf=hole.

You can add

  • ref=* - number of the hole
  • par=* - number of strokes normally required for this hole
  • dist=* - the distance of the hole
  • handicap=* - difficulty ranking of a hole in a golf course from 1 to 18, used to determine the allocation of handicap shots
  • name=* - (rare) the common name of the hole, if there is one. Hole number belongs to ref=*

Unless a golf hole has an actual name, use ref=*

For example, the Masters Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia, USA, not only assigns numbers to their golf holes, but specific names are assigned to each one;

Hole 1 – Tea Olive, Hole 2 – Pink Dogwood, etc.

In this case, both ref=* and name=* would be tagged on the golf hole. The tag ref=* would be used to describe hole numbers while the tag name=* would be used for the name of each hole.

If a hole does not have an actual name, ref=* is sufficient.

If values (par, handicap, dist) differ for different colour references, subkeys are in use, e.g.: par:red=* or handicap:blue=*.


Example golf hole Carto.png

See also