The Toughest Par 5s in England

By: Golfshake Editor | Fri 28 Aug 2020 | Comments


Par 5s can be punishingly long or intelligently strategic, the yardage strikes fear into the heart of higher handicap golfers, with better players licking their lips at the prospect of a birdie opportunity, at least in theory. However, there are par 5s that are considerably difficult for all standards of players, where escaping with a five should be considered a good score. 

The likes of the 13th at Augusta National, 18th at Pebble Beach and 14th at St Andrews are legendary in the game, but away from those iconic layouts, there are mnay terrific long holes to appreciate, not least in England.

Continuing our Golfshake Score Tracker Stat Series, we studied rounds that have been tracked during the 2020 season by golfers with a handicap from 4 to 23 who shot scores between 70 to 110, with each of these par 5s requiring at least 30 tracked rounds to be eligible as we seek to discover the 20 Toughest Par 5s in England!

West Midlands Golf Club

(3rd at West Midlands Golf Club)

Chichester Golf Club - Cathedral Course

Hole: 5th (Yellow)

Yards: 597

Stroke Index: 1

Average Score: 7.35

Willow Valley Golf Club

Hole: 10th (Yellow)

Yards: 575

Stroke Index: 2

Average Score: 7.29

Flackwell Heath Golf Club

Hole: 7th (Yellow)

Yards: 515

Stroke Index: 1

Average Score: 7.25

Mardyke Valley Golf Club

Hole: 6th (Yellow)

Yards: 552

Stroke Index: 4

Average Score: 7.20

Horton Park Golf Club

Hole: 3rd (Yellow)

Yards: 469

Stroke Index: 2

Average Score: 7.11

Leeds Golf Centre - Wilke Ridge

Hole: 2nd (Yellow)

Yards: 559

Stroke Index: 4

Average Score: 7.09

Top Meadow Golf Club

Hole: 10th (Yellow)

Yards: 561

Stroke Index: 2

Average Score: 7.04

Shrivenham Park Golf Club

Hole: 13th (Yellow)

Yards: 474

Stroke Index: 2

Average Score: 7.03

Cams Hall Estate Golf Club - Creek Course

Hole: 16th (Yellow)

Yards: 533

Stroke Index: 3

Average Score: 7.01

Alnwick Castle Golf Club

Hole: 12th (Yellow)

Yards: 565

Stroke Index: 2

Average Score: 6.97

Ansty Golf Centre

Hole: 4th (Yellow)

Yards: 485

Stroke Index: 1

Average Score: 6.97

Chilworth Golf Club

Hole: 1st (Yellow)

Yards: 500

Stroke Index: 7

Average Score: 6.96

Weybrook Park Golf Club

Hole: 1st (White)

Yards: 556

Stroke Index: 9

Average Score: 6.94

Oak Park Golf Club

Hole: 10th (Yellow)

Yards: 509

Stroke Index: 5

Average Score: 6.92

Houldsworth Golf Club

Hole: 13th (Yellow)

Yards: 516

Stroke Index: 1

Average Score: 6.91

Ormonde Fields Golf Club

Hole: 10th (Yellow)

Yards: 538

Stroke Index: 1

Average Score: 6.90

Six Hills Golf Club

Hole: 13th (Yellow)

Yards: 533

Stroke Index: 1

Average Score: 6.90

West Midlands Golf Club

Hole: 3rd (Yellow)

Yards: 582

Stroke Index: 3

Average Score: 6.90

Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Hole: 13th (Yellow)

Yards: 563

Stroke Index: 7

Average Score: 6.89

Bawburgh Golf Club

Hole: 10th (Yellow)

Yards: 553

Stroke Index: 5

Average Score: 6.89


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