What is the perfect golf course length for you?

We are now in full swing with the golf season and hopefully you’ve been able to get lots of rounds in. I wanted to share a couple of stats based things with you in reference to what tees you should be using and the length of the golf course. There has been a lot of research done on this and new golf courses now tend to not have ‘ladies and mens tees’ but instead base the tee locations on length alone.

The USGA have come up with the following stats:

These are the ideal course lengths for players who hit their driver the following distances:

275 yards = 6700-6900 yards

250 yards = 6200-6400 yards

225 yards = 5800-6000 yards

200 yards = 5200-5400 yards

175 yards = 4400-4600 yards

150 yards = 3500-3700 yards

125 yards = 2800-3000 yards

Check out which tee set you are playing from next time to make sure you are using the correct one. Most people aren’t and it makes their game less fun as they are playing a course that is either too short or too long.

April 2022

Lee Wilson