What You Need to Know Before Building a Golf Course at Home?


Mini-golf in the backyard or inside the house is a great way to indulge in sports activities along with your family. If you don’t have the space for building a mini-golf course, then you can choose to install a golf simulator. The device takes little space and can be set up and taken down within half an hour.

The recommended space needed will be around 9 ft. high, 12 ft. wide and 12 ft. long. If you don’t have the recommended space, then opt for garage simulators that can separate the living and the golfing area. The cost of the simulator ranges from $1,000 to $10,000. Consider the available space, do some research and model reviews to make an ideal buying decision.

As a learner, it is sensible to learn all golf terms. On the Golf-Ariege blog you will learn a lot about how to play the game, which are the best golf courses around Vermont, and game secrets.

Some basic golf terms and their definition

Albatross – When the golfer is 3 shots under par.

Birdie – When the golfer is 1 shot under par.

Bogey – When the golfer is 1 shot over par.

Bunker – Sand trap added to complicate golf game. They are located near greens or fairways and differ in depths.

Chip – Short-range, low-trajectory shot.

Caddy – Golfers assistant.

Collar – The course area around the green, which is trimmed longer than green and shorter than the fairway

Draw – The ball flies straight after it is hit but then curves to the right for left-handers and vice versa.

Divot – Turf piece that knocks out, when the ball hits.

Driver [l-wood] – It is a club with a long handle and small loft used for the first short. It is capable of striking across 350 yards.

Drive – Long-distance shot hit from T-box to direct ball close to the green.

Eagle – The golfer is 2 shots under par.

Fade – Ball flies straight and deviates left for left-handers and vice versa.

Fairway – Course stretch ranging from teeing ground to green with grass up to 50 mm. It has different types of slopes, widths, shapes, and more.

Fore – The golfer shouts this word to warn others that the ball is coming in their direction.

Green – The golf course area with the shortest grass, where the hole is situated.

Handicap – Measure of player’s ability.

Hazard – Deliberately constructed element on the course for complicating the game like a tree, bunker, or water hazard.

Hole – Hole in the green holding a flag mount. The hole is also an area on the course that includes teeing ground, green, fairway, and several bunkers or other hazards.

Hole-in-one – A golfer hits a ball inside the hole from teeing ground in a single shot.

Iron – The flat-head club that includes numbers from 3 to 9, sand wedge, a pitching wedge, and lob wedge.

Long game – The shots are taken from beyond the 100 yards of greens is the long game. For example, the drive or first shot.

Par – A standard used for calculating the scores and evaluating the player’s capability. It is several shots in which the golfer has to hit the ball inside the hole.

Pitch – It is a shot made from a close range.

Putt – It is a short distance shot where the ball rolls along the ground.

Putter – A putting club used on the greens.

There are still many more golf terms learners will come across as they enroll at a golf course.

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