Last Updated: Oct 31, 2023

Golf Terms: What is a Tee Box?

A tee box is where you hit your first shot on a single golf hole from.

Written By: Zach Gollwitzer

Posted in: Golf Terms

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definition

A tee box is where you hit your first shot on a single golf hole from.

how it's used in a sentence

The first tee box is down the road and to the left.

A tee box is where you hit your first shot on a single golf hole from.

Each golf course has multiple "sets" of tee boxes for different skill level, age, and gender of players.

Typically, a course will have the following tee boxes:

  • Championship / Back Tees - generally, championship tees are reserved for scratch golfers and pros that hit the ball far
  • Blue Tees - generally, blue tees are called "members tees" and represent the tees that most men will play from
  • White Tees - generally, white tees are for beginner men, women who hit the ball further than average, and senior golfers who hit the ball further than average
  • Red Tees - generally, the red tees are for women and senior golfers

About the author: Zach Gollwitzer

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Hey, I‘m Zach, the founder of The DIY Golfer! I created this site while playing D1 collegiate golf with a simple mission—I wanted to learn the golf swing and get better at golf myself.

Fast forward a few years, and my “journal“, The DIY Golfer, has been viewed by millions of golfers worldwide looking to do the same with their games. my mission is to make golfers more consistent in just a few hours a week through advanced practice strategies and timeless, first-principle golf instruction.

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