Whack and Hack

Type Match
Alias None
Format Tournament
Number of players 2,3,4+
Team or Individual play Both
  • Various Pars is a golf format that is usually used in league tournaments or golf association playoffs.
  • This game can be played individually or in teams.
  • In this game, players play the whole 18-hole round, but the scores of only nine holes are combined to determine the final score. Which nine holes are considered? As the name suggests, holes of various pars.
  • The holes to be included in the final score are decided by the event organizers. The average 18-hole par-72 golf course has four par-3s, ten par-4s, and four par-5s, and the most common combination of holes used in Various Pars is listed below:
  • Two best scores from the par-3 holes
  • Five best scores from the par-4 holes
  • Two best scores from the par-5 holes

      So, the standard scoring system of Various Pars essentially uses half of each type of hole.

      • However, not all golf courses have par-72 layouts, and so the selection of holes can vary.
      • At the end of the round, the players pick out their best scores from all types of holes and tally up the score. The player with the best score wins.