Course Management refers to a player's strategy and their game plan for navigating through the golf course. With every shot a golfer is faced with options. Making the right choice can mean saving strokes while a bad decision can cost someone a tournament. An example of good course management is what we call damage control; getting a ball out of trouble and back into play. An example of poor course management would be taking the long shot like Tin Cup did when he went for the green over water knowing it was a one in a million chance.