Golf is played on a field (or course) golf. Generally, a course has 18 holes but can still contain only 9 or less. On a 9-hole course, it is sometimes to make nine holes in one direction (way) and then repeating the same nine holes (back), a total of 18 holes. There are mini-initiatory journey called "compact" (or Pitch and Putt). The major difference lies in the length of the holes, much less than that of a standard 18 holes. It is possible to compete on the field of nine holes, but not yet on firm ground, from the moment the land is formally calibrated by the French Golf Federation.
Depending on its location and the architect who designed a course may submit tree parts, shrubs or bushes, but also lakes, rivers and streams, known as water hazards, defined by Yellow stakes (if the obstacle through the hole) or red stakes (if the water hazard runs along the side holes). Placed at strategic locations to make the field attractive parts of sand, called bunkers can spice up the game The journey is the subject throughout the year, especially during the golf season, great care attentive.
Each hole has four areas: the fairway (where the grass is mowed short), the green around the hole (where the grass is very short, a few millimeters), pre-rough (where the grass is higher than on the driveway) and rough (where the grass is higher than the pre-rough). Areas in repair, defined by blue stakes, can also be found on the course and do not belong. On the other hand, the approach roads and areas around buildings and service buildings themselves are not part of the course. A bullet entering these areas is considered lost. Imaging of representing players resuming their attack on the roof of the clubhouse is obviously a joke.
A fairway can have different shapes to make the player's life a little more difficult. The most obvious is a narrow and elongated, up to 10 meters. The difficulty lies of course for the player to shoot straight and therefore do not see the ball get in the rough or be declared lost. Another form is the dogleg (dog-Legg), right or left field with a kink at an angle more or less pronounced. The architects of course strive to use many tricks to fool the player and mislead or make life more difficult: false hopes, false slopes, mounds masking, poorly placed trees, ...