|golf = lateral_water_hazard|
|A lateral water hazard at a golf course|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
Golf holes often include hazards, which are special areas that have additional rules for play, and are generally of two types:
- water hazards, such as ponds, lakes, and rivers;
- bunkers, or sand traps.
Before 2019, a 'lateral water hazard' had different golf rules compared to a 'water hazard' thus the different tag was used. In many countries this is no longer the case, as of 2020, however, this tag is still commonly found in the database.