The Par of a Golf Course
For 18 holes of golf, the par is the total number of strokes an expert golfer is expected to require to complete the course.
Most full-size golf courses range from pars of 69 to 74, with par-70, par-71 and par-72 courses most common.21 Jun 2019
Is every golf course par 72?
Typical championship golf courses have par values of 72, comprising four par-threes, ten par-fours, and four par-fives. Most 18-hole courses not designed for championships have a par close to 72, but some will be lower. Courses with par above 73 are rare.
Are there any par 74 golf courses?
Par-3 courses consist of nine or 18 holes all of which have a par of three strokes. Many older courses are links, often coastal. Courses are private, public, or municipally owned, and typically feature a pro shop. Many private courses are found at country clubs.
How long does a par 5 have to be?
There are no rules about how long or short golf holes should be. But in its Handicapping Manual, the United States Golf Association does offer these guidelines: For men, a par-5 hole is 471 to 690 yards long. For women, a par-5 hole is 401 to 575 yards long.24 May 2019
What does a par 3 golf course mean?
Par-3 holes are holes that an expert golfer is expected to need only three strokes to finish (one stroke to get the ball on the green, followed by two putts). A par-3 hole is usually less than 200 yards in length, and on par-3 golf courses you can expect most of the holes to be 150 yards or less.24 May 2019