Monday, November 25, 2013

Ask Linda #751-Hole location

Linda, is there a rule about where the hole is placed on the green? We recently played at a course where the hole was 4 feet from the edge of the green. Could the hole be as close as next to the fringe?
Lou from Texas

Dear Lou,

The rulebook does not address the issue of hole location. The USGA has a booklet called “How to Conduct a Competition” in which it recommends that the hole be located at least four paces from the edge of the putting green. Four standard paces would be about 12 feet.

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