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 a very popular sport all over the world. However, playing at privately owned greens can be quite an expensive affair, or even impossible without membership in exclusive clubs. A public golf course, such as the one in McDonough, is maintained by the local corporation or governing body. It can be used freely by enthusiasts of the game, perhaps for a small fee. The green can be constructed and laid out in different ways. The number of holes may also differ.