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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golf_course

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.

www.scottishgolfhistory.org/origin-of-golf-terms/18-hole-round

Many people have asked why golf courses have eighteen holes and this is now the ... Although some clubs were playing 18 holes as medal round at this time, ...

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Rumor: Golf courses have 18 holes because 18 shots makes up a bottle of scotch .

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Today's round of golf is 18 holes because this is how many holes The Old Course in St. Andrews has. In 1764, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club (R&A) decided ...

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May 31, 2006 ... The real answer is that since the game originated in Scotland, the number of holes on a golf course was equivalent to the number of "shots" in a ...

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Sep 23, 2016 ... Have you ever wondered why a golf course has 18 holes? This is the universal format played today at golf courses across the world. But 18 ...

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Apr 14, 2017 ... Have you ever asked yourself "why is a round of golf 18 holes?" The story has a very popular myth, but it isn't true. The truth lies in history.

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May 6, 2010 ... Phil Rogers heads out to the links to the very first golf course in America with a full 18 holes to find out the answer. (Published Friday, May 7, ...

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Apr 15, 2017 ... Golf courses around the globe typically have 18 holes of play, but it wasn't always this way. Hundreds of years ago, when the game was first ...