PAR20 Course

Niitvälja is the home of Estonian golf. Just 30 km outside of Tallinn, our course has become synonymous with golf in the country over the years

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PAR20 COURSE

In addition to its world-class Park course, Niitvälja has a five-hole pay-and-play course for beginners on which one hole is Par 3, three holes are Par 4 and one hole is Par 5. PAR20 course is the ideal place to get started with golf.

Kelly Sildaru / Skier / 9 x XGames medalist / World Champion: “On the Par 20 course, beginners can get a perfect feel for golf as a game. The short course provides sufficient variety, with a number of different elements, and its length makes it ideal for novices to maintain their motivation and focus for the duration of the game. As a course you might say it’s designed to whet players’ appetites.”

COURSE INFORMATION

PAR20 Course rules

PAR20 Course is a pay-and-play course, meaning a day ticket is required for playing. One ticket entitles its holder to an unlimited amount of rounds during one day. All players with Niitvälja Golf’s membership or package may use the PAR20 course for free.

To play on the PAR20 Course, book a tee time and hold onto it. Players, whose names are not found in the booking system, are not allowed on the course.

If a player wants to play another round, they need to be prepared to prioritise another player with an overlapping tee time. Playing another round does not require another booking, but if a new player with a booked tee time is just about to start their round, they must be allowed to start first.

PAR20 Course follows the same rules as the rest of Niitvälja Golf. Tidy up after your strokes and repair the landing marks of the ball on the green. Rake the bunker after yourself, play at the requested pace and follow the etiquette.   

Local rules

Out of bounds (Rule 18.2) out of bounds is defined with white stakes and/or white line, fence posts are used on the left side of hole 4 and right side of hole 13. When both stakes and line is used, marking line applies.

Penalty Areas (Rule 17) penalty area is marked with yellow or with red markers /or line. When both stakes and line is used, marking line applies.

Movable obstructions (Rule 15.2) – next tee signs, distance markers to the centre of the green (red 100m, yellow 150m, blue 200m).

Immovable obstructions (Rule 16.1) built roads, wells, benches, tee markers, tee signs, ball washers, penalty area markers, sprinkler heads, wooden perimeter of the island green of hole 15 and the wire net fence surrounding the perimeter (excluding from fence posts), 10th tee snack bar, toilets, advertising banners and flags .

Ground under repair (Rule 16) a) Ground under repair is marked with blue stakes or blue line. When both stakes and line is used, marking line applies.; b) Ground under repair from which playing is prohibited, is marked with blue-white stakes; c) The latter ground under repair includes ants nests, flower beds and marked (with planting stick) planted trees and it is not allowed to play the ball from there.

Breach of local rules: Matchplay: loss of hole; Strokeplay: two strokes

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