Rome has golf course architects available. Golf is a sport in which an individual attempts to hit balls in a number of holes, using clubs, on a golf course. The idea is to use the fewest number of strokes to reach the target. It is usually played outdoors, on a golf course. The course consists of a series of holes and teeing grounds, hazards such as the rough, a fairway and so on. It is designed by keeping the game in mind. Since a standard round of golf involves 18 holes, most courses have 18 holes. Some have 9 holes only. Higher number of holes are also possible. A golf course architect studies the land to help design a course that is in keeping with the the cultural, geographical, and historical factors associated with the land. The hazards may be either natural or man-made, such as lakes, ponds, bunkers and sand traps. Innovations such as green buildings and usage of latest technogies is also used to create a challenging, beautiful course in Rome. The idea is to work with the land to produce a course that is both esthetically pleasing as well as playable.