Dogleg

What does dogleg mean?

A golf hole with a fairway that bends

A dogleg is a golf term for a hole with a fairway that bends to the left or the right that obscures the green from the tee box. The name comes from the resemblance of the fairway bend to a dog's leg, more specifically the ankle part.

A dogleg course is designed to make a hole more difficult and force the golfer to take more shots. It contrasts with direct line-of-sight holes that are mostly straight on from the tee to the hole. The term often appears as "dogleg right" for a hole bending to the right and "dogleg left" for a hole bending to the left. If it bends twice, it is called "double dogleg." It may also appear as "dog leg."

Example

"He actually shot better on the doglegs today, which surprised me."
Dogleg left hole on the left and double dogleg hole on the right

Dogleg left hole on the left and double dogleg hole on the right

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Last Updated: October 13, 2016

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