# Quick Answer: How Long Does A Golf Tournament Take?

3 to 4 1/2 hours

## How long does it take to play 19 holes of golf?

On an empty golf course, a single player or a skilled twosome can play an 18-hole round in as little as 2 hours. That can be walking or riding, depending on the age of the players. On a busy golf course with average to poor players, an 18-hole round can take in upwards of 6 hours to play.

## How do they score golf tournaments?

The standard cut line for a PGA event after two rounds is the score of the 70th lowest scoring professional. Any players that finish with that score or better are considered to have made the cut and continue play in the weekend rounds, unless the number of players in the tie merits further tie-breaking.

## How long does 9 holes take for 2 players?

Many courses have a specific pace of play that they hold players to: generally 4 1/2 hours for 18 holes, which translates to 2 hours 15 minutes for nine holes. The best way to maintain pace is to play “ready golf,” which flexes the rules regarding order of play and allows whichever golfer is ready to play to shoot.

## How far do you walk when golfing 18 holes?

Distance. A regulation 18-hole golf course should be between 6,200 and 7,000 yards. To calculate how many miles you walk from the first tee to the 18th tee, multiply the number of yards by three (the number of feet in a yard) and then divide the result by 5,280 (the number of feet in a mile).

## How long is 9 holes alone?

On an empty golf course, a single player or a skilled twosome can play a 9-hole round in as little as 75 minutes. That can be walking or riding, depending on the age of the players. On a busy golf course with average to poor players, a 9-hole round can take in upwards of 3 hours to play.

## How long should it take to play one hole of golf?

However, a good guideline for 18 holes is about 15 minutes per foursome (according to something I read), which would enable the group to finish a round in 4.5 hours. Therefore, a foursome playing 9 holes SHOULD finish in about 2.25 hours (2 hours and 15 minutes).

## Why does golf only have 18 holes?

There is a lore that a golf course is made up of 18 holes because it takes exactly 18 shots to polish off a fifth of Scotch. Drinking only one shot per hole meant a round of golf was finished when the Scotch ran out. Although this story is amusing, it’s simply not true.

## Can you play golf by yourself?

The answer is yes you can golf by yourself but not every golf course will allow you to, especially at peak times. Busy courses will usually pair up lone golfers into a two ball. Very busy courses will pair up two balls into four balls. There’s a lot to be gained from playing by yourself though, where possible.