Definition of fairway
1a : a navigable part of a river, bay, or harborb : an open path or space
2 : the closely mowed part of a golf course between a tee and a green
Examples of fairway in a Sentence
Her shot landed at the left side of the fairway.
Recent Examples of fairway from the Web
The ball was past the bunkers that pinch in the fairways, down the hill and just short of the green that guards the slope up toward the putting surface.
So many times, Chesson Hadley has stood in the 18th fairway at TPC Wakefield Plantation, contemplating his final shot of the day.
Trusty ranks second on the team in fairways hit and first in putting, averaging 29 putts per round.
That shot pushed his ball into the rough on the opposite side of the fairway, however.
Illinois' men's golf season ended in bizarre fashion Tuesday, on a hole with an irrigation pump house a few paces from the 17th fairway as rain cascaded from sunny skies.
Alex Lee and Cameron Champ were tied for the lead in the middle of the fairway on the 16th hole Monday in the final round of the Memorial Amateur at Ancil Hoffman.
As the group made their way down the 11th fairway, Greller informed Spieth that would be his last hole.
A golfer lining up a shot during a PGA tournament in South Africa had his concentration shaken when a wild baboon galloped across the fairway (see video below).
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First Known Use of fairway
FAIRWAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fairway for English Language Learners
: the part of a golf course that has short grass and that lies between a tee and a green
FAIRWAY Defined for Kids
Definition of fairway for Students
: the mowed part of a golf course between a tee and a green
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