Out of bounds (O.B.) Golf Term

    Out of bounds (O.B.) – White stakes on the course indicate the boundaries of area that is “in play”. If a ball comes to rest outside the white stakes, the ball is considered “O.B.” and the player must drop another ball from where that shot originated, and hit again. This results in a one stroke penalty, in addition to the stroke for the initial shot. Then a 3rd stroke is scored for the re-hit. (Always check your score card before starting a round for O.B. rules)