Golf Hole Types


Golf Hole Types

Now we will learn about the different kinds of golf holes that can be found on a golf course.

  • Par 3
  • Par 4
  • Par 5
  • Dogleg Right
  • Dogleg Left

Par 3

A par 3 is a shorter hole, which can range from 60 to 240 yards. A player will try to hit the ball into the hole in three shots or less to make par or less on that hole.

Par 4

A par 4 is a medium length hole, which can range from 240 yards to 480 yards. A player will try to hit the tee shot from the tee box to the fairway, and then the second shot to the putting green. A player will try to hit the ball into the hole in four shots or less to make par or less on that hole.

Par 5

A par 5 is a long hole, which can range from 480 yards to 650 yards. A player will try to hit the tee shot from the tee box to the fairway, and then the second shot farther down the fairway or straight to the putting green. The third shot from the fairway will normally be played to the putting green. A player will try to hit the ball into the hole in five shots or less to make par or less on that hole.

Dogleg Right

A dogleg resembles the shape or angle of a golf hole. A dogleg leg right is a hole that starts straight but then angles to the right.

Dogleg Left

A dogleg resembles the shape or angle of a golf hole. A dogleg left is a hole that starts straight but then angles to the left.