Lateral Water Hazard Term

    Lateral Water Hazard: Marked with red stakes and/or lines, lateral water hazards run along the side of or perpendicular to a hole’s line of play. As an example, the Pacific Ocean to the left of the 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links is a lateral water hazard. The golfer may play from a lateral water hazard if possible; otherwise, he must take a drop and incur a penalty stroke.