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Last week I played a 727 yard par 5, this weekend I'm playing a comp at a course which has a 75 yard par 3 over a quarry.

 

Anyone played a shorter hole on a full course?

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The shortest hole I've ever played on a full length course was a 120 yard par three that played about 95 yards because of the elevation.  It felt like about a 3/4 sand wedge and it was havoc in a strong wind again because it was so high up.  It really messed with my head.

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The course I played in high school is a par 30 front with 6 par 3 set as a beginner course #1 hole is 105 from the blue over a small pond but usually plays less than 95 yards. 

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The shortest I played was #9 at Pine Ridge Country Club in Winnfield, LA......I was a member there for 5 years and this was my Hole-in-One!........97 yards.

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The ones I've made 1's on - those are the shortest holes I've ever played - oh you mean by distance not time -

 

I don't recall ever playing a hole under 90 on a regulation course - there's one that ranges from 60 to 95 on the Par 3 course that I will play on occasion.

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There is a par 3 at orchard hills country club in Buchanan Mich. That plays as an 80 yard shot, is probably the easiest/ hardest par 3 to play, it's straightforward, I think a bunker right and back, but nothing in he way, just an 80 yard shot. There is a hole at Tega Cay golf club here in South Carolina tha has a 120 yarded that is severely elevated so it plays to about.85-90 yards, a total guess unless you use slope on the rangefinder, that's a tough hole as well

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Last year I played at Oasis RV Park and Golf Course in Ephrata, WA.  Nine hole par 27 with the smallest, mounded greens ever, but the were very smooth and quite fast.  Hard greens to hit and you could putt right off them.   On the 4th of July they had a blind draw scramble that my team won at 21.  

 

 

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Pawleys Plantation on Pawley's Island SC has a par 3 over a swamp that can play anywhere from 55 yards to maybe 95 yards over a swamp to a narrow but long island green. Miss that green and you are screwed. The drop area is on the right side of the green. If the pin is all the way left you have a 75 foot putt. I did make a par that way one day. All the locals say that "It is the shortest par 5 Nicklaus ever designed"

Caladonia right up the road from there has a short par 3 that may be only 100 yards at the most. Local legend has it that it was the only place to put the 9 th hole

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I'd say around 75-80 yards. Most of the courses I used to play had some short holes. Around 100 yards in is about the shortest I see on a regular basis. The longest was a 240 yard par 3 or a 650 yard par 5. They were not fun.

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Hole #1 at Pismo Beach golf course usually played 65-75 yards. Such a tough distance.

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The club to which I belonged for years is now acres and acres of house lots.  It began as a social, health, and racquet sports club and then bought the run down, WPA Project muni next door from the town and fixed it up. I loved the place and miss it, but it was unique in that it had only ONE set of Field Turf tees and there was but one yardage listed on the card for every hole.

 

Anyway, the shortest was 88 yds., but it was a fun hole because despite its shortish length, the course featured some of the largest greens in the area. This one, however,  was the size of a pitch and putt course green--a small one at that--and the sudden contrast was visually jolting.

 

 

 

 

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Well, I played the hole twice on Sunday in a comp. 60 yards to clear quarry (dead in there). Then a green that's 100 feet wide but only 8 paces deep, that's sloping towards you steeply.

 

Oh and it was down wind! Out the back is lush grabby rough up a bank.

 

Went long in first round and didn't get up and down, left chip above hole.....cardinal sin.

 

Lipped out for birdie in second round and had to hole a horrible 18 inch cross slope putt for the par.

 

This was a hundred and ten year old course that has kept the original and strange start of a par 5 and then three par 3's (ranging from 75 yards to 200 yards) and then another par 5. Par 69 course of 5900 yards. Tiny greens, and I mean tiny. Love courses with character, makes a ncue change from the modern courses sometimes.

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Rest in peace long sticks - I'll remember you

 

TM Burner Superfast 2.0 TP Regular

TM RBZ Stage 2 Fairway 14.5 stiff

Adams Blue Hybrid No. 3 stiff

Adams Super xtdHybrid 21.5 Stiff

 

Ping G30 4 and 5 Iron - Regular CFS Shaft

Ping i25 6 - PW Regular CFS Shaft

TM Y Groove Gap Wedge

Cleveland CG10 Sand Wedge

 

PingTR Piper Putter, adjustable shaft, SuperStroke Fatso

 

Titleist StaDry Cart Bag

 

Motocaddy S3 Pro Trolley

 

Foot Joy City, Adidas Boost Boa and Adidas Superstar shoes

 

Pro V1x in the summer, Titleist Velocity in the winter.

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