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Old 04-14-2011, 10:22 PM
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How is Par For a Hole Determined?

In ball golf, par is the number of shots it takes to get to the green plus two.

At my favorite course, there are three par threes that take two shots to reach the green. By that, I mean there is no player in the world that can reach these greens in one shot. I was lucky enough to play this course with Nikko Locastro last year and so I truly believe I'm not exaggerating.

So, what's the rule of thumb for determining hole par?

Should every hole be "birdiable" by somebody without making a lucky long shot?

Also, I've seen tournaments at this course play par threes for every hole (even the two that are marked as par fours). Does this practice make any sense?

Thanks and sorry if this a topic that comes up all the time.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:24 PM
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54 regardless of length.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:34 PM
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not true at all, see Nevin
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:38 PM
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54 regardless of length.
Look at that super helpful post that has nothing to do with what he is asking...



For me I prefer holes to have a low as a par as possible. If a majority of the field during a tournament is making eagles on it or better than that holes should be considered one less par then at is.

I think the tough area comes in when a hole can either be a difficult par 3, or a fairly easy par 4. I feel that with 2 good shots a par 4 should be birdeable but a 4 still doesn't make you feel too bad on it. If it takes one shot and a simple approach and you are upset when you don't make a 3, then that should be a 3.
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54 regardless of length.
Par 54 hole?
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:39 PM
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Par 54 hole?
3 each.
Unless it's huge.
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Par 54 hole?
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:03 PM
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In ball golf, par is the number of shots it takes to get to the green plus two.
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So, what's the rule of thumb for determining hole par?
In ball golf almost always there are multiple tees and par is set for each tee according to the level of player intended to play that set of tees.

In disc golf it is less than 50% of the courses that have more than 1 set of tees (intended for different level of players to tee from) and very rare for there to be more than 2 sets. So, it is important to determine the level of player the course is intended for (or a particular set of tees on a course).

The "green" in DG to be analogous is the area where it is expected that you can/should get up-n-down from. It is MUCH bigger than that in ball golf since putting is so much easier.

Developed by Olorin (and some input on some of the details/concepts by me), Close Range Level Par (CR Par) bases the par determination with these two main factors in mind. If you have not read up on it, you can by going here:
http://sites.google.com/site/discgol...Home/par/CRpar
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:22 PM
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In ball golf, par is the number of shots it takes to get to the green plus two.
From what I understand, disc golf uses the same rule of thumb. Sometimes tournaments set all pars at 3 to make scoring easier.
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