The fairway is part of a golf course, close to the tee. A fairway provides golfers with the easiest surface for hitting the ball.

A golf course fairway is distinguished by its short, even grass and location between the tee and the green. It's a fairly simple area from which to hit the ball. Another meaning of fairway shares this easy, effortless quality: a regular, well-known course that a ship takes through the water. In the 1580s, fairway was used to mean "navigational channel of a river," and it gained the golfing sense at the end of the 19th century.

Definitions of fairway
  1. noun
    the area between the tee and putting green where the grass is cut short
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    type of:
    land site, site
    the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)
  2. noun
    a tract of ground free of obstacles to movement
  3. noun
    the usual course taken by vessels through a harbor or coastal waters
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    type of:
    itinerary, path, route
    an established line of travel or access
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