|golf = water_hazard|
|A water hazard at a golf course, usually marked by yellow stakes or lines.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
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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, both tags are still commonly found in the database.