ab-320x50
ab-300x600
ab-300x600
ap-300x600
HomeMore Sports

Golf

Golf101ArticlesBasicsClubsDrillsQuestionsCan You Touch The Sand In A Bunker?Do The Winners Of The Masters Get To Keep The Green Jacket They Win?Does Mit Have A Golf Team?Golf Average Player HeightGolf Differences Between Pro And Amateur PlayersGolf FAQHow Can I Play A Round Of Golf At Augusta National?How Do College Golf Tournaments Work?How Do You Become A Member Of The Merion Golf Club?How Do You Get Out Bunkers In Golf?How Do You Qualify For Champions Golf Tour?How Good Or Bad Is A Bogey In Golf?How Is Pitching Different From Chipping In Golf?How Much Does It Cost To Play A Round Of 18 Holes Of Golf?How Much Time Does It Take To Play A Round Of 18 Holes Of Golf?What Are The Kinds Of Golf Stances?What Are The Kinds of Golf Tees?What Are The Swing Angles In Golf?What Do Golf Caddies Do?What Does Ace Mean In Golf?What Does Amen Corner Mean In Golf?What Does Attack Angle Mean In Golf?What Does Condor Mean In Golf?What Does Eagle Mean In Golf?What Does Ostrich Mean In Golf?What Happens If You Lose Your Golf Ball?What Is 3 Ball Better Ball In Golf?What Is 4 Ball Format In Golf?What Is A 3 Hybrid Club?What Is A 3-iron Golf Club?What Is A Baseball Grip In Golf?What Is A Dogleg Hole In Golf?What Is A Golf Links Course?What Is Better Ball Format In Golf?What Is Calcutta In Golf?What Is Chipping In Golf?What Is Foursomes Golf Format?What Is Wedge Bounce In Golf?What Tee Box Should Beginners Hit From In Golf?What is Birdie in Golf?What is Bump and Run in Golf?What is Chip and Run in Golf?What is Double Bogey in Golf?What is par in a round of golf?What is the new Handicap Rule in Golf?When Do You Move Up Or Down A Tee In Golf?Where Did Golf Come From?Who Is Bubba Watson In Golf?Who Won The 2019 British Golf Open?Why Are There 18 Holes In Golf?Why Do Ceos Play Golf?RulesShotsSkillsStatisticsThe Course
  1. Home
  2. Golf
  3. What Is A Dogleg Hole In Golf?

What Is A Dogleg Hole In Golf?

What is a Dogleg Hole in Golf

A dogleg hole in the game of golf is one of the most common hole types across all courses from the local 9 hole course to championship level courses. Its basic definition is a hole where the fairway turns somewhere before reaching the hole which makes the green not completely visible from the tee.

A dogleg has some sort of turn in it that provides an extra element of difficulty for the golfer. This turn can be slight to the left or to the right providing little change in the hole for the golfer although drastic doglegs are common in many cases too. Holes can dogleg so drastically that the green is almost a full 90 degree turn from the tee box as shown in the picture below. No matter the sharpness of the dogleg it provides new strategy implications for every golfer who comes through the hole.

am-300x250.jpg

Table of Contents

ab-300x600

Golfer Strategy in Doglegs

Drastic Dogleg Hole

Because a dogleg hole is not straight a golfer has a few more decisions to make on how they plan to play the hole. A good golfer will take into account how far the turn in the dogleg is from the tee and plan accordingly. Also, if one is unable to drive the ball past the turn, hitting the ball to a spot with a good angle to continue playing the hole around the dogleg is very important. Once the ball makes it past the dogleg, the golfer has successfully navigated the added element and the hole plays like any other on the course.

am-300x250.jpg

  • apv-300x250
  • ap-300x250.png