[Talk-GB] Golfing tags seem to conflict with walking tags

Michael Collinson mike at ayeltd.biz
Fri Nov 26 10:06:32 UTC 2021

Yes, foot=customer at best.

Never seen the point in the game myself but my wife plays, so I map a 
lot of golf courses and any paths. I decided to not use a highway tag at 
all but use a completely experimental golf=path tag. Paths for golfers 
are very specific and often disconnected from any routable network or 
indeed each other. As I say, purely my personal experiment but if I can 
persuade any of you, great.


On 2021-11-26 20:39, Philip Barnes wrote:
> IMHO designated should only be used on legal rights of way.
> Mark Twain said everything one needs to know about golf.
> I guess the question is why are golf course mappers adding a tag indcating a right of way?
> Broken wiki page or broken editor presets perhaps?
> Phil (trigpoint)
> On Friday, 26 November 2021, Jon Pennycook wrote:
>> Hello.
>> Golfing tags for paths seem to conflict with those used for walking.  e.g.
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:golf%3Dpath
>> I have noticed that a number of golf courses have paths tagged as
>> highway=path, foot=designated.  From my point of view, this means that any
>> pedestrian can use that path, but practically many of those paths are
>> private and not open to the general public (so if they were not paths on
>> golf courses, they would be tagged as foot=private or foot=permit).
>> If these are connected with roads or rights of way, journey planners might
>> send pedestrians through golf courses, which may not be desirable.  Perhaps
>> we need a way to tag a designated route for pedestrians that isn't open to
>> the general public?
>> Jon

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