The Most Difficult 18th Holes in the UK

By: Golfshake Editor | Fri 10 Jul 2020 | Comments


Since golf resumed across the UK following lockdown, the Golfshake Score Tracker has been in unprecedented demand, thousands of rounds have been tracked daily, courses are busy, and golfers are keen, providing encouraging signals for the game as we look to emerge from this crisis.

We love studying the statistics collected within the Score Tracker as they provide an insight behind many layouts and venues that don't normally grab headlines. And just one way to showcase this data is by looking at the Most Difficult Holes 18th in the UK. The final hole of the day is always a significant one, but for the Golfshake Community since May, these are the obstacles that have proven to be the most challenging.

Purely looking at 2020 rounds added since the game returned post-lockdown, these scores have been measured from rounds between 68 and 110 by golfers with handicaps between 5 and 23, with at least 30 rounds having been tracked on that particular course during this relatively narrow qualifying period.

Some long, others surprising, based on fresh analysis, here are the Scariest 18th Holes for Summer 2020 on Golfshake!

The Shire London

Par: 4

Yards: 419

Average Score: 6 

Score Over Par: +2 

Kings Hill Golf Club

Par: 4

Yards: 445  

Average Score: 5.95 

Score Over Par: +1.95

Mersey Valley Golf Club

Par: 448 Yards

Yards: 4

Average Score: 5.94 

Score Over Par: +1.94 

Whitefield Golf Club

Par: 4

Yards: 406 

Average Score: 5.93 

Score Over Par: +1.93 

Silverstone Golf Club

Par: 5

Yards: 563 

Average Score: 6.89 

Score Over Par: +1.89 

Portlethen Golf Club

Par: 4

Yards: 432 

Average Score: 5.85 

Score Over Par: +1.85 

Three Rivers Golf & Country Club - Kings Course

Par: 4

Yards: 377 

Average Score: 5.84 

Score Over Par: +1.84 

Willow Valley Golf Club - Pine Valley Course

Par: 4

Yards: 410 

Average Score: 5.82

Score Over Par: +1.82 

Leigh Golf Club

Par: 4

Yards: 407 

Average Score: 5.8 

Score Over Par: +1.8

Richings Park Golf Club

Par: 4

Yards: 380 

Average Score: 5.8 

Score Over Par: +1.8 

Hurtmore Golf Club

Par: 4

Yards: 352 

Average Score: 5.77 

Score Over Par: +1.77 

Rugby Golf Club

Par: 4

Yards: 423 

Average Score: 5.75 

Score Over Par: +1.75 

Dore & Totley Golf Club

Par: 4

Yards: 414 

Average Score: 5.76 

Score Over Par: +1.76 

Dunton Hills Golf Course

Par: 5

Yards: 498 

Average Score: 6.76 

Score Over Par: +1.76 

Hainault Golf Club

Par: 4

Yards: 423 

Average Score: 5.75

Score Over Par: +1.75 

Great Yarmouth and Caister Golf Club

Par: 4

Yards: 372 

Average Score: 5.75 

Score Over Par: +1.75 

Rookwood Golf Club

Par: 4

Yards: 453 

Average Score: 5.74 

Score Over Par: +1.74 

Bransford Golf Club

Par: 5

Yards: 481 

Average Score: 6.72 

Score Over Par: +1.72

Oulton Hall Golf Club - The Caverley Course

Par: 4

Yards: 405 

Average Score: 5.69 

Score Over Par: +1.69 

Morley Hayes - Manor Course

Par: 4

Yards: 430 

Average Score: 5.66 

Score Over Par: +1.66


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