Golf in Mallorca has become one of the most fashionable sports of the moment. In fact, more and more beginners are coming to the golf course in Pollensa to enjoy a few holes. If you are one of them or you are simply attracted by the idea of practising it, pay attention. Here we are going to answer the most common questions asked by inexperienced golfers.
Golf is a simpler sport than it seems. However, until you start playing, it can be difficult to understand. That's why here are some answers to questions that are sure to have crossed your mind:
How many holes does a golf course have? 18. At least, if we are talking about a professional one. Beginners tend to play shorter games.
When and where did golf begin? It is not entirely clear, but it is thought to have originated in Scotland in 1744. In that year the first players' association was formed. The following year the first rules of golf were written.
How big is a golf course? According to USGA (United States Golf Association) rules, 7000 yards, about 6400 metres. The surface must be outdoor grass.
What is the green? It is the area surrounding the hole. It is 550 square metres in size and is characterised by very short and thin grass so that the ball slides better.
And the par? The number of strokes set in advance to complete a hole. For example, if we talk about a par 3, we mean that it is a hole that professionals can complete in only 3 strokes. If more are used, the player is said to be over par. If less is required, under par.
How do you score in golf? The par for the hole is used as a reference in the stableford system, which is the standardised system. The player is awarded a number of points based on the number of strokes it takes to sink the ball. The following nomenclature is used: albatross or 3 under par (5 points), eagle or 2 under par (4 points), birdie or 1 under par (3 points), par (2 points), bogey or 1 over par (1 point) and double bogey or more (0 points).
In short, playing golf in Mallorca is a real pleasure. Now that you are clear about the most important basic concepts of this sport, we encourage you to practice it at Golf Pollensa. It is an unbeatable experience.