What Does Par Mean in Golf, and How is Par Determined For Each Hole on a Golf Course?

Par is the number of strokes a good golfer should make on a particular hole, and it’s based on distance.

A par 3 hole is up to 250 yards for men and 210 yards for women.

A par 4 is 250 to 470 yards for men and between 210 and 400 yards for women.

Par 5 is for holes over 470 yards for men and over 400 for women.

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