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When should you hit from the designated drop area? How do you know if there is one?

A drop area is made to help speed play along on a difficult hole. The rules of golf state that you need to play everything out from where it lay or take a proper drop under the hazard rules. The course or tournament may have a local rule where if you hit one shot in the water you can drop on the other side. The rules sheet will state this. The drop area is usually easy to spot as it is most often a painted circle on the ground.

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