There’s a new leader in par-5 yardage.
Padraig Harrington hits his approach on the par-5 16th at Firestone South in 2009.
Most years, the 667-yard 16th at Firestone South — home of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational — is the undisputed longest hole on the PGA TOUR.
What is the longest par 5 on the PGA Tour?
The longest hole in PGA TOUR Champions history is the 653-yard, par-5 first hole at Colorado GC, played during the 2010 Senior PGA Championship. Here’s a day-day breakdown of how TPC Colorado’s record-setting, 773-yard, par-5 13th hole has played during the inaugural TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes
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.
What is the highest par in golf?
According to The Guinness Book of World Records, the Satsuki golf course in Sano, Japan, boasts the longest hole in the world — an exhausting 964-yard, par-7 humdinger. But the Japanese domination is about to end. Joe Gibbs, owner of Chocolay Downs Golf Course in Marquette, Michigan, is building a double-dogleg par 6.
Has anyone aced a par 5?
There are three holes-in-one on par-5s known to have been made by cutting the corner: The golfer who aced a par-5 using a 3-iron was Shaun Lynch, playing at Teign Valley Golf Club in Christow, England, in 1995, on the 496-yard No. 17.