The 5 best par-3 courses in the world

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01 April 2021
6 min. di lettura
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Bandon Dunes (Photo: Ziga Stajner)
Par-3 golf may not be the first thing to think of when booking a golf course. Playing this shorter and more targeted golf means going back to the purity of golf. This is all about accuracy. Par-3 holes are the most entertaining in golf. There is no margin for mistakes, every shot must be hit well.
Par three courses usually consist of yardages between 100-200 meters. The short holes require accurate golf. The greens are usually smaller and they can have tricky lay-outs. There are some great, accessible, par 3 courses around the world that we’ve selected for you.

1. Golf Course Bandon Preserve

Bandon Preserve Golf Course is a part of Bandon Dunes Resort located in Oregon, USA. The course has 13 par-3 holes. Each hole offers spectacular views which is a joy and challenge to play. The Preserve Course was opened in 2012 and designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. The Pacific Ocean provides the backdrop to every hole. 

2. Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club - Par 3 Championship Course

Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club is part of Bali's world-class golf courses. The 18 hole championship par-3 course is the first course of this kind in Bali. The short but challenging course is set across a limestone clifftop. The spectacular white sandy beach and the Indian Ocean are set as the backdrop creating amazing views.

3. The Hay, Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach + Tiger Woods should equal something amazing, and it does, The Hay. The Hay has been a part of Pebble Beach Golf Links since 1957 when head professional Peter Hay created the concept of a short course. His vision was to create a place where juniors, families and friends could come together to play golf, no matter their ability. In 2021 Tiger Woods redesigned the course. The course features a replica of the famed No. 7 at Pebble Beach Golf Links. 

"It’s Pebble Beach, the Tiger Woods way. Play The Hay!"

4. Les Genêts, Golf De Saint Germain

Les Genêts is a part of Golf De Saint Germain in France. The 9 hole course is designed by Harry Colt, just like the main course. The slopes in the greens and the challenges in the course make this course playable for all levels of golfers. 

5. Emirates Golf Club Dubai, Par 3

The Academy par 3 course at Emirates Golf Club is one of Dubai's most attractively maintained courses. The course offers a lot of challenges for everyone, from a beginner to an experienced player. The 9 short holes feature six tees on each hole and two hole locations to offer something for all. The course is set against the backdrop of the Dubai Marina skyline and is available for night golf.

Great courses that didn't make the list

There are more than just 5 great par 3 courses. Just to name one there is Augusta National which is one of the most famous par 3 courses thanks to The Masters. Why didn't it make the list? It is not open to the public to just play. 

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