# Why Is There 18 Holes In A Round Of Golf?

Deep Roots in Golf’s History.

Today’s round of golf is 18 holes because this is how many holes The Old Course in St.

Andrews has.

In 1764, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club (R&A) decided to reduce the number of holes on the course from 22 to 18.

First documented evidence of golf played at Musselburgh.

## How many holes are there in a round of golf?

Every round of golf is based on playing a number of holes in a given order. A “round” typically consists of 18 holes that are played in the order determined by the course layout. Each hole is played once in the round on a standard course of 18 holes.

## Where did golf as we know today played over 18 holes begin?

The big change came in 1764, when the venerable Old Course at St. Andrews cut their 12 holes down to 10, and began playing eight of those holes twice. Eighteen it was, and in 1857, a full 18 hole course was finally laid out for good.

## How long does it take to play 18 holes of golf with a twosome?

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 many miles is 18 holes of golf?

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).