Golfing Regions Paris and the Ile de France have some of the country’s finer courses including the Golf National, home of the French Open. There are many courses on the south-west coast in the Biarritz area and on the Mediterranean coast such as La Grande Motte.
Each hole in a course has 5 major parts namely Tee, Fairway, Green, Rough and Hazards.
Officially, a license is obligatory to play on any French course. If you are just an occasional visitor, there is no need to do anything, but you should make sure your travel (or golf ) insurance policy covers you for accidents abroad. Handicap certificate ( licence) for players wanting to take part in competition.
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A golf course is the grounds where the game of golf is played. It comprises a series of holes, each consisting of a teeing ground, a fairway, the rough and other hazards, and a green with a flagstick (“pin”) and hole (“cup”). A standard round of golf consists of 18 holes.
Hole A circular hole in the ground which is also called “the cup”, 4.25 inches in diameter. Hole in One Getting the ball directly from the tee into the hole with one stroke.
Updated January 21, 2019. The green , or putting green , is the culmination of a golf hole, where the flagstick and hole are located. Getting the golf ball into the hole on the putting green is the object of the game of golf .
A CONGU handicap may only be allotted to someone who is a member of a club that is affiliated to one of the National Unions, so your first step towards gaining a CONGU handicap is to join such a Golf Club. The Union’s website of the Country in which you reside will be able to help you with this.
Golfers , who register with the Spanish Golf Federation , are also entitled to enter a number of Open Golf Competitions, Events and Tournaments. To apply for your license download the form here and send the filled out form to [email protected] You can check your membership and current handicap on line here.