18 Golf Holes That Could Ruin Your Scorecard

By: Golfshake Editor | Fri 16 Oct 2020 | Comments


Everyone has that one hole that invariably threatens to ruin their scorecard, when even on the best days it ominously looms in your mind. This is true for all golfers, including single handicap players, as we have discovered when analysing the Golfshake Score Tracker.

The Road Hole at St Andrews and 12th at Augusta National are two of the most iconic card wreckers, but what about those found on lesser known venues in the UK?

Looking at rounds tracked during 2019 and 2020, we have studied scores posted by golfers with handicaps between 2 and 9, who shot rounds between 70 and 86, to identify the holes that this limited demographic of player have found difficult, playing significantly over par.

Each of the courses featured had at least ten eligible rounds submitted, making for a decent sample of data.

Take a look to see if you have played any of these nightmare holes, and let us know which hole you most fear in the game!

Ravensworth Golf Club

Ravensworth Golf Club

Hole: 9th

Par: 4

Yards: 422

Stroke Index: 4

Average Score Over Par: +1.77

Horsham Golf & Fitness Club

Hole: 4th

Par: 4

Yards: 455

Stroke Index: 6

Average Score Over Par: +1.73

Girvan Golf Course

Hole: 17th

Par: 3

Yards: 213

Stroke Index: 5

Average Score Over Par: +1.73

Temple Newsam Golf Club

Hole: 16th

Par: 4

Yards: 380

Stroke Index: 1

Average Score Over Par: +1.70

Allerton Manor Golf Club

Hole: 2nd

Par: 4

Yards: 407

Stroke Index: 7

Average Score Over Par: +1.69

Hatchford Brook Golf Club

Hole: 6th

Par: 4

Yards: 393

Stroke Index: 1

Average Score Over Par: +1.64

Eltham Warren Golf Club

Hole: 6th

Par: 4

Yards: 406

Stroke Index: 3

Average Score Over Par: +1.60

Ogbourne Downs Golf Club

Hole: 2nd

Par: 4

Yards: 394

Stroke Index: 4

Average Score Over Par: +1.60

Houghwood Golf Club

Hole: 11th

Par: 5

Yards: 525

Stroke Index: 7

Average Score Over Par: +1.60

Cams Hall Estate Golf Club

Hole: 4th

Par: 3

Yards: 209

Stroke Index: 8

Average Score Over Par: +1.60

The Ridge Golf Club

Hole: 6th

Par: 4

Yards: 374

Stroke Index: 2

Average Score Over Par: +1.60

Farleigh Golf Club (Green Course)

Hole: 8th

Par: 4

Yards: 468

Stroke Index: 3

Average Score Over Par: +1.59

Basildon Golf Club

Hole: 13th

Par: 4

Yards: 377

Stroke Index: 1

Average Score Over Par: +1.56

Frilford Heath Golf Club (Red Course)

Hole: 17th

Par: 4

Yards: 386

Stroke Index: 8

Average Score Over Par: +1.54

East Sussex National Golf Club (East Course)

Hole: 9th

Par: 4

Yards: 397

Stroke Index: 4

Average Score Over Par: +1.54

Thornbury Golf Centre (Marlwood Course)

Hole: 9th

Par: 4

Yards: 454

Stroke Index: 12

Average Score Over Par: +1.54

High Elms Golf Club

Hole: 13th

Par: 3

Yards: 213

Stroke Index: 2

Average Score Over Par: +1.53

Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club

Hole: 16th

Par: 4

Yards: 419

Stroke Index: 1

Average Score Over Par: +1.50


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