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Richard Fisher

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2020, 03:20:30 AM »
Of Ran's 147, Harlech (as per Kevin's post above) fits this bill and some might argue that Goswick does too: 200 yard 9th and 260 yard 18th, which is a downhill par four on the card. Personally I think that these are the two least satisfactory holes on otherwise fab Goswick, caused by post-war loss of land to the south, but I know that several on GCA disagree...

Ben Stephens

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2020, 06:42:42 AM »
There was a similar thread not long ago


Castleknock in Dublin Ireland both 9 and 18 are par 3 to a double green and both over water. It was designed by Jonathan Gaunt an EIGCA member

Pete Lavallee

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2020, 11:16:41 AM »
The Ivanhoe course at Cottonwood in Rancho San Diego finishes both 9s with a par 3. The constraint is the Sweetwater River which cuts through the middle of the course. 9 plays parallel to it and 18 plays over it.
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Bret Lawrence

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2020, 08:48:45 PM »
Norwich Golf Course in Norwich, CT finishes both nines with a Par 3.

Jim Sherma

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2020, 09:14:51 AM »
Strange as it seems, three different courses close to where I live have, or at least had, both sides ending with par 3's.


Hershey CC - West Course's original routing
West Shore CC (Camp Hill, PA)
Fairview CC (Lebanon, PA)




Forrest Richardson

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2020, 04:10:25 PM »
Church Stretton (UK) has #1 and #18 par-3s.


Of course, Mountain Shadows in Arizona meets your criteria but I fear you were not hoping for an all-par-3 layout  :)
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Pete Lavallee

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2020, 10:22:16 AM »
Right next door to Cottonwood, Singing Hills Willow Glen course finishes both 9s with a par 3. Again the Sweetwater River is the constraint, with 9 playing over it and 18 playing to it.
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Ronald Montesano

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2020, 06:38:19 PM »
I'll see your 9th and 18th, and I'll raise you 1st and 10th.

The legendary Tan Tara Golf Club, laid out in 1968 by the inimitable Tenis Schreckengost, must certainly be the only course on this planet that opens and closes each nine with a par three hole.

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Matt Frey, PGA

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2023, 09:57:00 AM »
Last week, Joe Bausch and I were fortunate enough to visit and play the new Gil Hanse-designed Caprock Ranch near Valentine, Neb., and I was pleasantly surprised to find that both nines end on par-3s:

No. 9 (158 / 158 / 146 / 139 / 91 yards)


No. 18 (213 / 196 / 190 / 168 / 120 yards)


...the images are not appearing on my screen for whatever reason, so here are the direct URLs:

No. 9: http://philadelphia.pga.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/cr9-523.jpg

No. 18: http://philadelphia.pga.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/cr18-523.jpg
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MCirba

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2023, 10:04:20 AM »
Clinton Country Club near Lock Haven, PA finishes each nine by crossing Fishing Creek with par 3s of 125 and 90 yards, respectively.


Interestingly, the course still tips at 6800 yards, par 73.
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Matthew Rose

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2023, 10:31:22 PM »
There's a Craig Parry designed course 45 minutes or so north of Melbourne that has 9 & 18 as par threes. Hidden Valley it is called.

The 18th is a big square island green in the middle of a huge lake. I thought crossing the rickety long bridge was scarier than the actual shot.
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Pat Burke

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2023, 11:28:56 PM »
Oak Hills CC in San Antonio


Former home of the Texas Open.


Was interesting to have both nines finish with pat threes.

Matt Schoolfield

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2023, 12:15:24 AM »
Operating a wiki has it's benefits, and this is one of them. I currently don't have any public data search, but I do have one for me as an admin. It's currently only single variable, and my database is woefully incomplete, but right now the following qualify:

Trussville Country Club, Trussville, AL

That's it. As the wiki grows and I'm able to add good search functionality, easy searches like this will become trivial.
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Steve_Lovett

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2023, 02:40:27 AM »
Wayne Golf Course, Bothell, WA (NLE)
9 was 200+. 18 was 105 max

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Steve Wilson

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2023, 10:30:44 AM »
Preston Country Club in Kingwood WV.


9th plays about 150 but can be stretched to approximately 200 from the championship tees.
The 18th is about 200 but plays downhill and adds 10 from championship tees.
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mike_beene

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #40 on: June 03, 2023, 03:42:08 PM »
Isnt Oak Hills an old Tillinghast? I have never played it. Pat, did you play it in Texas Open? I think later on a champions Tour tournament was played there.

Erik J. Barzeski

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2023, 07:48:39 PM »
Tan Tara, now known as Pendleton Creek, has par threes as holes:
  • 1
  • 9
  • 10
  • 18



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Sam Morrow

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2023, 08:31:39 PM »
Isnt Oak Hills an old Tillinghast? I have never played it. Pat, did you play it in Texas Open? I think later on a champions Tour tournament was played there.


Correct, also hosted atleast 1 Tour Championship


JohnVDB

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #43 on: June 03, 2023, 08:58:30 PM »
Church Stretton (UK) has #1 and #18 par-3s.


Of course, Mountain Shadows in Arizona meets your criteria but I fear you were not hoping for an all-par-3 layout  :)


Reay Golf Club also has par 3s on the 1st and 18th

Matthew Rose

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2023, 11:43:09 PM »
I dare say a front nine that starts 3-5-5 might be a unicorn.
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archie_struthers

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2023, 08:34:37 PM »
 ;D


It would be better for me cause I drive it so bad but just don't like the par three finish. Congressional didn't do it for me for sure.
Last chance to hang out with your mates too. Rather a par five than three but like a good four the most !

JohnVDB

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #46 on: June 04, 2023, 10:05:52 PM »
Church Stretton (UK) has #1 and #18 par-3s.


Of course, Mountain Shadows in Arizona meets your criteria but I fear you were not hoping for an all-par-3 layout  :)


Reay Golf Club also has par 3s on the 1st and 18th


I just remembered that Reys 9th is also a par 3 so it fits the original theme of this thread.  There are 6 par 3s overall.

Michael Felton

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Re: Both 9th and 18th holes Par-3's
« Reply #47 on: June 05, 2023, 11:32:30 AM »
I dare say a front nine that starts 3-5-5 might be a unicorn.


9 holes with 2 par 5s, 2 par 3s and 5 par 4s, with the par 4s all in a row is pretty tough to imagine being repeated often.

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