My top 10 PAR 3 holes

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My top 10 PAR 3 holes

My top 10 Par 3 holes

My top 10 PAR 3 holes is a list that I have put together of my favourite PAR 3s from around the world.

Before we get to the list, let me first of all, explain to the novices out there what a PAR 3 hole is.

First of all, a professional golfer would be expected to be able to play PAR on any given hole. So, PAR stands for the Professional Average Result.

Golf courses are typically made up of 18 holes of various lengths. There are PAR 3, PAR 4, PAR 5s.
A PAR 3 is a short hole ranging from 0 – 250 yards. Ideally, a player should hit the green with their first shot and then hole the ball out with 2 putts.
A PAR 4 is a medium length hole ranging from 251 – 470 yards. The aim is to hit the green with 2 shots and, again, hole out with 2 putts.
A PAR 5 is a longer hole that is anything between 471 – 690 yards. The player should reach the green with 3 shots and with 2 putts, make their Par.

A beginner will tend to prefer the shorter holes as they will require fewer shots to complete them. The better players will dislike them because they generally require more accuracy.
Most tournament golf courses will have a total PAR of 72. These courses will have 4 x PAR 3 holes, 10 x PAR 4 holes and 4 x PAR 5 holes, although this can, and does, vary from course to course.

My top 10 PAR 3 holes.
  1. 8th hole at Royal Troon
    This hole also carries the nickname “The Postage Stamp” due to the small size of the putting surface.
    8th hole at Royal Troon
  2. 12th hole at Augusta National
    The so-called “Golden Bell”
    My top 10 Par 3 holes
  3. 16th hole at Augusta National
    A beautiful Par 3.
    The 16th hole at Augusta National
  4. 10th at Moortown
    “Gibraltar” as it is commonly known as.
    The 10th hole at Moortown
  5. 17th at TPC Sawgrass (Stadium)
    Referred to as the “Island Green”
    The 17th Hole at TPC Sawgrass
  6. 14th at Wentworth (West)
    Lots of childhood memories
    My top 10 Par 3 holes
  7. 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale
    “The Coliseum” is the loudest of Par 3s.
    The 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale
  8. 7th hole at Pebble Beach
    A very iconic hole.
    The 7th hole at Pebble Beach
  9. 14th hole at Coeur d’Alene
    “The Floating Hole” can be moved to create different lengths of shot from 90 – 220 yards.
    The 14th hole at Couer d'Alene
  10. 19th hole at Legends
    Hanglip Mountain Par 3.
    My top 10 Par 3 holes

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Have you played any of these holes?

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