The Hardest Par 5s in Britain

By: Golfshake Editor | Tue 10 Dec 2019 | Comments


Par 5s can be really hard. The power hitters of today on the PGA Tour can make them seem easy, but for the average golfer, these long holes remain formidable. However, it's not just the significant length that tests our games. Many of the best have carefully placed hazards, whether it be carries over water, or greens protected by deep bunkers. You may stand on the tee possessing hope for a birdie, but ultimately pars are often precious on these monsters. 

The challenge of holes can be subjective, but to provide a relatively educated sample, we have studied thousands of rounds submitted into the Golfshake Score Tracker during 2018 and 2019 to discover the most difficult long holes across Britain.

Recording scores from our golfers with a handicap between 6 and 19, who shot rounds between 68 and 110, on courses with at least 25 rounds played within that period, we can reveal 50 of the Hardest Par 5s in Britain

Let us know whether you have played any of them - and maybe even secured an unlikely birdie!

Celtic Manor 18th

(The Par 5 18th Hole at Celtic Manor, Twenty Ten Course)

West Midlands Golf Club

Hole: 3rd

Average Score to Par: +2.25

Horam Park Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +2.22

Farthingstone Hotel Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +2.21

Milford Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +2.19        

Porthmadog Golf Club

Hole: 17th

Average Score to Par: +2.19

Chichester Golf Club

Hole: 5th

Average Score to Par: +2.16

Broome Park Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +2.16

Collingtree Park Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +2.13        

Celtic Manor Resort - Twenty Ten Course

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +2.11        

Sandhill Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +2.10

West Hove Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +2.09

Pyrford Golf Club

Hole: 9th

Average Score to Par: +2.08

The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +2.07                        

Oxford Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +2.05        

Forest Hill Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +2.04

South Leeds Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +2.03

Styal Golf Club

Hole: 9th

Average Score to Par: +2.03

Moor Allerton Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +2.02

Willow Valley Golf Club

Hole: 10th

Average Score to Par: +2.02

Cams Hall Estate Golf Club

Hole: 16th

Average Score to Par: +2.00        

Frodsham Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +2.00

Panshanger Golf Complex

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +2.00        

Boldon Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +1.97        

Isle of Purbeck Golf Club

Hole: 6th

Average Score to Par: +1.97

Thorney Golf Centre

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +1.96        

Six Hills Golf Club

Hole: 13th

Average Score to Par: +1.96

Hamptworth Golf & Country Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +1.95

Silverstone Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +1.94

Aylesbury Vale Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +1.94

Dorset Golf and Country Club

Hole: 6th

Average Score to Par: +1.94        

Cheshunt Park Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +1.93

The KP (Kilnwick Percy)

Hole: 4th

Average Score to Par: +1.93

Dunton Hills Golf Course

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +1.93        

Crondon Park Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +1.93

Bondhay Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +1.93

The Notleys Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +1.92

Bushey Hall Golf Club

Hole: 5th

Average Score to Par: +1.92

The Ridge Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +1.91                        

Silvermere Golf Club

Hole: 11th

Average Score to Par: +1.90

Magnolia Park Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +1.90

The Players Club

Hole: 15th

Average Score to Par: +1.89        

Hickleton Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +1.88

The Manor House

Hole: 12th

Average Score to Par: +1.87

Henllys Hall Golf Club

Hole: 8th

Average Score to Par: +1.87        

Alnwick Castle Golf Club

Hole: 12th

Average Score to Par: +1.86

Houldsworth Golf Club

Hole: 13th

Average Score to Par: +1.86

Allestree Park Golf Club

Hole: 12th

Average Score to Par: +1.85

Aston Wood Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +1.85

Bramshaw Golf Club

Hole: 2nd

Average Score to Par: +1.84

Cambridge Meridian Golf Club

Hole: 18th

Average Score to Par: +1.84


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