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What length constitutes mid length?
Brian Schneider redesigned the 5th hole of the 1st nine at Montclair Golf Club with 11-Essex as his model. It's a fantastic hole and deceptively difficult for a mid-range par 3. Curious if 11-Essex has the same optical illusion from the tee - at MGC it's difficult to confidently pick a line just given the hole being benched into a side hill with deep bunkering on either side.
Quote from: Sam Morrow on September 14, 2022, 03:31:03 PMWhat length constitutes mid length?I'd say 160-190.The subtext I think is that most "great" par threes are short little devils, or long 3.5 pars 200+ yards long.Same thing with par fours 375-410, or par fives 530-560.
If enough people bite, this thread could go on for years. Pretty much every great course has a great 160-190 par 3. The more challenging question is which great golf course doesn’t have one:
From the regular men’s tees, 3 at Merion is awfully good. And 9 from the right hand tee doesn’t stink. I guess 17 doesn’t qualify.