On a typical golf course, there are two kinds of holes: par four holes and par five holes. Par four holes generally cover nine holes and are considered to be less challenging than par five holes. Par five holes require only six holes to be covered and are considered to be more difficult than par four holes. There are also special holes that are part of the Masters golf course, called “Chicks” (in honor of the female golfers who have won the Masters the most times). The shortest holes on a golf course are called “Par Five”. These holes typically cover only five feet, although, these shorter holes are used more often for practice than they are for actual tournaments.Learn more by visiting Golf Courses in Idaho
Many golf courses have bunkers available for purchase and rent. Bunkers can be bought to be used only for one tournament and players may not use them again after using them once. Some bunkers are designed so that players may tee off from opposite sides of the fairway if desired.
Some bunkers are equipped with “zones” that designate the size of the hole that players may hit from that spot. Some bunkers are equipped with natural hazards, such as sand traps and water hazards. These hazards must be avoided. Other hazards include spikes or other obstacles that may be used to eliminate the ball. All of these hazards must be carefully watched by an experienced golf course owner. If there is a problem with an object on the green, it typically has to be tended to before play can continue.