Dogleg Right

What does dogleg right mean?

A golf hole with a fairway that has a bend to the right

Dogleg right is a golf hole with a fairway that bends to the right in order to obscure the green from the tee. The term comes from the resemblance of the bend of the fairway to a dog's leg.

A dogleg right course forces a golfer to be more strategic in how he hits the ball cince it's more challenging than a direct line-of-sight hole. The term may also appear as "dogleg left" for a hole bending to the left instead of the right. If it bends twice, it is called "double dogleg."


He double bogeyed the dogleg right on the back nine

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Updated October 13, 2016

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