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| 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
For paths for golf carts, see Talk:Key:access#Golf_cart.
||golf||tee||Area where play begins on a golf hole. 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 (most commonly blue, white and red, but may also be green, yellow, black) 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. NOTE: See questions at Talk:Tag:leisure=golf_course#Hole_as_way_or_area.3F.|
|golf||pin||For the location of the hole. Since this does change over time (as often as daily) to keep wear on the green even, it is not recommended to map it.|
||golf||green||The area of short grass on smooth ground surrounding a hole, short for the 'putting green'.|
|golf||bunker||A type of hazard, also known as a sand trap, which is a depression in the ground filled with sand. Recommended to also tag with surface=sand or natural=sand. Do not use natural=beach--it's not a beach! (Tagging for the renderer)|
|golf||fairway||The area between the tee and green where the grass is cut even and short. Do not use the tag landuse=grass is to make the rendering more appealing. Use surface=grass|
|golf||rough||Areas within bounds which have longer length of 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 if they exist.|
|golf||driving_range||A driving range is an area where golfers can practice their golf swing.|
|golf||out_of_bounds||Usually defined by white stakes or lines.|
||golf||ground_under_repair||Ground under repair (GUR) is any part of the course so marked by order of the Committee or so declared by its authorised representative.|
|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