Par 3 and Executive Golf Courses

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To reveal to you everything related to the short game of golf!

Overview: was founded in 2003 to emphasize the importance of the short game of golf! We promote the Par 3 and Executive length golf courses.

All of these shorter golf courses are excellent for:

small golf ball Golfers up to challenging their short game.
small golf ball Beginning golfers.
small golf ball Golfers with limited time.
small golf ball Golfers with limited energy.
small golf ball Golfers with limited finances.


Golf Defined (very simply): Golf is a game played with special clubs designed to hit a small ball into consecutive holes on a golf course. Each hole on the golf course has a tee area for the initial drive of the ball, a fairway of short grass to continue hitting the ball, and a green with very short grass where the hole is located. The goal is to sink the ball in the hole with as few strokes as possible.

Par Defined: Par is defined as the number of strokes it should take a golfer to hit their golf ball into the hole on the green.

Par 3 Golf: On the Par 3 courses, the ball will (uh huh) land on the green with one stroke. Once your ball is on the green, it will (yes) take 2 strokes with your putter, to land the ball in the hole.

The Par 3 golf courses usually have 9 or 18 par 3 holes ranging from 100 yards to 250 yards in length.

Pitch and Putt: The even shorter Pitch and Putt courses usually have 9 or 18 holes less than 100 yards in length often with with bunkers or sand traps for specialized pitch shot practicing.

Only 3 clubs are allowed on the Pitch and Putt courses, one of which is a putter.

Executive Golf: The executive sized golf courses will have some par 4 holes and possibly a par 5 hole, but most holes will be par 3. The executive sized courses are much shorter, usually less than 2,600 yards for a 9 hole course and less than 5,200 yards for an 18 hole course.

Par on these courses will usually be 28-32 for the 9 hole courses and 55 to 65 on the 18 hole courses.

Comparison to Regulation: In comparison, the regulation sized courses are generally a par of 66-73 for 18 holes with total lengths of more than 5,200 yards. The 9 hole courses generally have a par of 33-36 and total lengths of more than 2,600 yards.

For the purposes of this website, we list golf courses where par is 32 or less for 9 holes and 65 or less for 18 hole courses.

Summary: The shorter golf courses play much faster and are generally less expensive than the regulation sized courses. They are great for beginners, juniors, golfers with limited time, golfers with limited energy, and golfers who just want to work on the very important short part of the game.

These courses are just as well kept and beautiful to play as their larger counterparts. They are not in competition with each other, but rather complementary to each other.


PowerPlay Golf: PowerPlay Golf is a newer form of short-game golf, where there are two flags on every green. You can score extra points if you take a 'PowerPlay' and go for the Black Flag.

Hybrid Golf: Is the newest practical form of quick play "Championship Golf" played on executive, par-3 & mid-length courses. Golfers use the new tru-scale (limited distance) hybrid golf ball to improve the overall playing par and enhance the design of the shorter golf course, changing it into a full-par championship format complete with par 3's, 4's & 5's, just like the big course...but without the time, cost, frustration & safety issues. Allows for a full round of golf to be played in 2-3 hours...and the ball floats!

FootGolf: The game is played similarly to golf, with the exception that players use a soccer ball instead of a golf ball, and the ball is kicked rather than struck with a club, working toward a 21-inch "cup" in place of the usual golf hole. The player who finishes the course with the fewest shots wins. Indeed, footgolf is often played on golf courses, though it may also be played on specially built grass footgolf courses. The first shot has to be played from the tee box, and bunkers, trees, water and hills must be crossed or avoided in order to reach the hole.


Disclaimer: Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy on our site, we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided.