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What type of golf hole is the trickiest? Do we perform better on shorter or longer holes? Shot Scope analyse the scoring performance on Par 3, Par 4 and Par 5s.
Par 3, Par 4 and Par 5 Average Scores
How do golfers score on Par 3s Par 4s and Par 5s? What type of hole is deemed the ‘easiest’? What hole is the trickiest? Shot Scope have analysed their database of golfers and analysed the average score on Par 3s, 4s and 5s to answers these questions about scoring averages and hole difficulty.
Par 3 Average Score
Par 4 Average Score
Par 5 Average Score
- Par 4s are the most difficult holes to score on, as they have the highest scoring average of nearly +1 shot (0.96).
- Par 3 are are deemed to be only slightly easier than Par 4s, with an average score of 3.89.
- Across all handicaps, Par 5s are the easiest holes on the golf course, with an average of 0.47 over. Why? Perhaps because golfers can get close in 2, and would be able to hit their 3rd shot closer than their second shot on a Par 4.
- Par 4s show the biggest difference between handicaps. 1.24 shots between a 2 and 26 handicap. This means that if a higher handicap golfer is looking to improve, this is the area that there is room for improvement.
About Shot Scope V3
The Shot Scope V3 is a stylish and lightweight GPS watch available in 4 colours. The V3 can be used on the course as an advanced GPS watch or simply use in watch mode for your daily life off the course. The Shot Scope V3 comes preloaded with the Shot Scope’s in-house course database of 36,000 worldwide courses, allowing changes to a course to be instantly uploaded within as little as 48 hours. The V3 automatically tracks each shot hit on the course, without interfering with your game.
Shot Scope V3 users have unlimited access to Tour-quality performance statistics with the touch of a button. More than 100 different analytics can be reviewed via the Shot Scope V3 mobile app or Shot Scope’s online dashboard on different clubs, tee shots, approaches, short game and putting.