A left or right bend in the fairway. Most fairways go right. This also makes it much more difficult for the left-handed player, but works toward the right-handed player since most players tend to slice or fade the ball.
A hole whose fairway is marked by a gentle or acute bend, usually about 200 yards from the tee, with a hazardous area with the bend; this poses the player the problem of attempting the carry or of playing more safely. Doglegs are most common on tree-lined courses and may curve left or right. A double dogleg curves twice.
The design of a golf hole in which the fairway curves left or right substantially. If the hole curves to the right, it is referred to as a dogleg right. A hole that curves to the left is a dogleg left.
The design of a golf hole (a par 4 or 5) in which the layout changes direction, usually at the position a drive is designed to land. If the hole changes direction to the right, it is called a "dogleg right"; a direction change left is known as a "dogleg left."