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1The part of a golf course between a tee and the corresponding green, where the grass is kept short.‘keep the ball on the fairways’mass noun ‘a stretch of fairway’
- ‘But the golf holes will be relatively wide with rolling fairways and undulating greens.’
- ‘With long grass on the fairways and greens uncut, it made hard going for Mimi as she came staggering in with 10 big points.’
- ‘Extremely narrow fairways and tiny greens mean the Scotch broom, beach grass and native rhododendron will snag anything off line.’
- ‘The fairways are overrun with ants at the moment and the course is in danger of being renamed Ant Hill, but the rest of the course is a delight to play with some of the nicest tee off areas and greens to be found locally.’
- ‘Tees, fairways and greens are all bent grass, but three other types of turf are used in the rough, providing terrific color contrasts.’
- ‘This course with its wide-open fairways and long total yards tends to be good for the long, straight, hitters.’
- ‘If you're playing a links course, then you need to walk the fairways and see where the pin placements are on those large, undulating greens before each round.’
- ‘Still this course is eminently playable and so flat with lush fairways that it is usually a pleasure to walk, today proved no different, wet and soggy but cool and pleasant.’
- ‘A big pond flanks the left-hand side of the fairway and an old boat, timbers rotting in the sun, gives the hole the ambience of desolation I mentioned earlier.’
- ‘Only a fool would back him to win a tournament on a course with tight fairways, but on a wide open track he can beat anybody on his day.’
- ‘They lengthened the course by adding some tees and added subtle mounding to the fairways to modernize the course so it wouldn't appear so flat.’
- ‘Pleasure anglers visiting Howsham Hall are asked not to walk across the greens or fairways of the adjacent golf course when they are making their way to the river.’
- ‘For example, fencing was erected, greens and fairways laid, driving range completed and catering facilities put in place, all supplied on the understanding that payment would be made.’
- ‘Reel-type mowers, which often tow multiple reels, are the type most often used by golf courses for finishing fairways and greens.’
- ‘National is a traditional American-style parkland layout with native vegetation, rolling fairways and greens.’
- ‘Sure, a number of trees remain, but the emphasis is back on the bunkering and the dramatic contours of its fairways and greens.’
- ‘Fledgling groundkeepers will be able to adjust just about every single aspect of a course, including narrowing fairways or deepening the sand traps.’
- ‘The manicured greens and fairways of golf courses are not usually considered ideal places for conservation management.’
- ‘I started well, hitting fairways and greens, and made the turn in 40.’
- ‘New greens, traps, fairways and tees are being installed with plans of re-opening the course later this summer.’
2A navigable channel in a river or harbour.‘the removal of pile and swing moorings to ease the congested fairway’
- ‘In the middle the open water of the fairway is crowded with pinnaces, jolly-boats, cutters, and pleasure steamers.’
- ‘They refuse to leave fairways or harbor entrances open.’
- ‘Covered moorage can restrict visibility from one waterway to another. It is therefore critical to keep rafting boats in marina waterways (fairways) to a minimum.’
- 2.1 A regular course or track followed by ships.‘bonfires will be lit along one of the old sea fairways’
- ‘This artificial fairway built at the turn of the nineteenth century exceeds even the Panama Canal in number of ships passing.’
- ‘Surveillance of coastal shipping routes to maintain safe fairways is conducted by the Hydrographic and Nautical Authorities.’
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