If you are a golf beginner, this quick reference will help you out with the technical terminology you need to know. Practice your swing and have fun in Puerto Vallarta golf courses!
Caddie: the person carrying the equipment and assisting the player during a round.
Driving Range: a practice area, separate from the course itself.
Extra Rider: an extra person riding the cart and not playing.
Fairway: the grass trail between the tee boxes (starting points) and the greens.
Green: smoothly mown grass area where the hole is and where you can also putt.
Green Fee: the fee charged to play a course.
Handicap: numerical measure of an amateur golfer's playing ability. It can be used to calculate a net score from the number of strokes actually played, thus allowing players of different proficiency to play against each other on somewhat equal terms. Handicaps are administered by golf clubs or national golf associations.
Marshal: a person that helps keep order on the green.
Par: the number of strokes set as a standard or average for a specific hole or the whole course.
Rain Check: a coupon given to the player (under the stipulated conditions of the golf course and authorized by the management) when it rains in the middle of a game.
Single/twosome/threesome/foursome: These numbers indicate the quantity of players integrating a team.
Starter: the person in charge of controlling play at a golf course.
Tee box: or ''table'' is the name given to the starting point.
Tee time: the time assigned to start play. Time elapsed between two tee times should be 8 minutes.
Twilight Rate: a discounted fee due to the limited number of holes that can be played before dusk.