The Most Difficult Par 3s England

By: Golfshake Editor | Thu 23 Jul 2020 | Comments


Everyone loves a memorable short hole, those beguiling, unfailingly tricky designs that are deceptively alluring, betraying that they are rife with danger. Whether it be the 12th at Augusta National, 7th at Pebble Beach, or the 8th at Royal Troon, these par 3s have become iconic and are considered legend within the game.

But most golf courses have that one potential card-wrecker, the lesser known holes that are navigated daily by the Golfshake Community. We wanted to discover the par 3s that give our golfers nightmares, and the only way to find them was to delve into the Golfshake Score Tracker, uncovering 20 of the Toughest Par 3s in England.

Looking at rounds tracked in 2020 from golfers with a handicap between 4 and 23 who shot scores ranging from 70 to 110, each of these holes required at least 30 tracked rounds to be considered for this feature.

If you want more new Golfshake data insights, check out The Most Difficult 1st Holes in the UK and The Most Difficult 18th Holes in the UK, but for now, let's focus on those treacherous English par 3s!

Let us know if you have played any of them!

(15th at Ramside Hall)

North Downs Golf Club

Hole: 16th

Yards: 178

Average Score: 5.02

The South Buckinghamshire Golf Club

Hole: 5th

Yards: 134

Average Score: 4.87

High Elms Golf Club

Hole: 13th

Yards: 213

Average Score: 4.87

Dale Hill Hotel & Golf Club – Old Course

Hole: 15th

Yards: 163

Average Score: 4.84

Whitefield Golf Club

Hole: 9th

Yards: 190

Average Score: 4.84

Pyecombe Golf Club

Hole: 5th

Yards: 147

Average Score: 4.82

(12th at Harewood Downs)

Harewood Downs Golf Club

Hole: 12th

Yards: 190

Average Score: 4.79

Marland Golf Course

Hole: 11th

Yards: 229

Average Score: 4.77

Shooters Hill Golf Club

Hole: 9th

Yards: 245

Average Score: 4.74

Southwell Golf Club

Hole: 7th

Yards: 131

Average Score: 4.74

Leigh Golf Club

Hole: 5th

Yards: 180

Average Score: 4.73

Chislehurst Golf Club

Hole: 2nd

Yards: 235

Average Score: 4.70

Regent Park (Bolton) Golf Club

Hole: 3rd

Yards: 192

Average Score: 4.68

The Epping Golf Course

Hole: 2nd

Yards: 180

Average Score: 4.68

The Manor Golf Club (Kingstone)

Hole: 2nd

Yards: 150

Average Score: 4.68

Vivary Golf Club

Hole: 1st

Yards: 222

Average Score: 4.67

Meyrick Park Golf Club

Hole: 4th

Yards: 242

Average Score: 4.67

Rutland Water Golf Course

Hole: 12th

Yards: 130

Average Score: 4.65

Chiltern Forest Golf Club

Hole: 17th

Yards: 201

Average Score: 4.64

Bulwell Forest Golf Club

Hole: 14th

Yards: 229

Average Score: 4.64

Ramside Hall - Prince Bishops' Course

Hole: 15th

Yards: 116 

Average Score: 4.62


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