A tee is a small peg that can be used to elevate the ball slightly above the ground up to a few centimetres high.
Tees are commonly made of wood but may be constructed of any material, including plastic.
While many holes are designed with a direct line-of-sight from the teeing area to the green, some holes may bend either to the left or to the right.
This is commonly called a "dogleg", in reference to a dog's knee.
The 18-hole round was created at the Old Course at St Andrews in 1764.
The levels of grass are varied to increase difficulty, or to allow for putting in the case of the green.
Each hole is played once in the round on a standard course of 18 holes. Though a typical group playing will have 1-4 people playing the round.
The typical amount of time required for pace of play for a 9-hole round is two hours and four hours for an 18-hole round.
Tees help reduce the interference of the ground or grass on the movement of the club making the ball easier to hit, and also places the ball in the very centre of the striking face of the club (the "sweet spot") for better distance.
When the initial shot on a hole is intended to move the ball a long distance (typically more than 225 yards (210 m)), the shot is commonly called a "drive" and is generally made with a long-shafted, large-headed wood club called a "driver".