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 and hole. A standard round of golf consists of 18 holes. Many locations have more than one 18-hole course
Golf courses may be private, public, and municipally owned, and typically feature a pro shop. Many private courses are found at country clubs. The golf courses publicly owned and operated by the county Parks and Recreation Department. Many commercial and municipal establishments have associated golf clubs, who arrange competitions for their members on the courses and may provide clubhouse facilities.