Par-3 golf courses almost went the way of the Dodo bird, shoved aside during the golf boom of the 1990s and early 2000s in favor of large, sprawling 18-hole courses, often found in housing developments. Now as those courses are closing and their land use in question, par-3 courses could come in and offer exquisite, quick experiences for better, more frequent players or confidence-building, family-friendly environments.
When will golf truly buy into the par-3 movement? Listen to this edition to The 19th Hole Golf Show to learn more.
Some accompanying reading on the topic:
- Golf's participation problem? It's inability to change
- Tiger Woods had no impact on golf participation
- Latent sexism in golf's participation explanation
- How golf facilities can evolve to welcome families