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French Golf Vocabulary

French Golf Vocabulary

Lexique du golf

Here you will find a complete list of French golf vocabulary. While some of these words are unique to French, many of them are taken directly from English. Over the past few years the sport of golf has become increasingly popular in France. This is especially true for visitors from the UK who enjoy playing on the beautiful courses around the Channel and at other more exotic locations such as Côte d’Azur.

Image of man playing golf.
  • le golf golf
  • le terrain de golf golf course
  • le club de golf golf club
  • le joueur de golf golfer
  • le green green
  • exécuter un swing to swing
  • l’obstacle d’eau water hazard
  • le pavillion clubhouse
  • la balle de golf golf ball
  • le parapluie umbrella
  • la chaussure de golf golf shoe
  • putter to put
  • le putter putter
  • le par par
  • le caddie caddy
  • le under par under par
  • les spectateurs spectators
  • le trou hole
  • le bunker bunker
  • le fairway fairway
  • le buggy buggy/golf cart
  • l’équipement golf golf equipment
  • le gant glove
  • le sac de golf golf bag
  • partir du tee to tee off
  • cocher to chip
  • le fer iron
  • le over par over par
  • le swing en arrière backswing
  • le trou en un hole in one
  • le swing d’essai practice swing
  • le parcours de golf golf course
  • le départ teeing ground
  • le drapeau flag
  • le rough rough
  • la position stance
  • le tee tee
  • le caddie golf trolly
  • les pointes spikes
  • driver to drive
  • le bois wood
  • la cale wedge
  • le handicap handicap
  • le coup stroke
  • le tournoi tournament
  • la ligne de jeu line of play
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David Issokson

David Issokson is a lifelong language enthusiast. His head is swimming with words and sounds as he speaks over six languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private online lessons. When procrastinating working on his site,, David enjoys his time skiing and hiking in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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