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This article is about the component of the Mario Golf games. For the gaps in the ground in the Mario series, see Pit.
The golf ball, as it lands in the hole

The Hole, sometimes referred to as the Cup, is the most important part of the Mario Golf series. In order to complete a hole, the player must sink the golf ball in the cup, which is located on the Green. The Pin sticks out of the cup to indicate its exact spot.

In Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, a cup can sometimes release special particle effects, especially if golfers successfully putt from a certain distance and score under par. In Mario Golf: World Tour, flashes of light come out of the cup if golfers score par or better. When golfers are not yet on the green, the cup glows with a ray of light to signal them of its location.