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A lateral water hazard at a golf course, usually marked by red stakes or lines. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Leisure
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Status: in use


The tag golf=lateral_water_hazard is used to map a lateral water hazard in a golf course, which is usually marked by red stakes or lines.

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.

How to map

Draw an area area around the ground and tag it with golf=lateral_water_hazard.

Also natural=water + water=* should be used for areas covered by water, up to the high water line.

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