Wow, what a lot of discussion
. Actually, I agree with Adam on a lot of his statements. By the guidelines I tried to follow from PDGA, hole 13 and 18 on the original (Canyon) Course are pushing par 4, but not par 5. Holes 5, 11 and 12 are more 2.5 right now, but I plan on moving the targets a bit and making them a true par 3.
As far as the Peacock, Hillside, short 2nd course, Adam is about right on calling them an average of about 2.5. When we set it up we were looking for a par 2 or 2.5, but at the same time challenging and pushing the accuracy end of the game. So far everyone has been keeping a tally of their scores by calling it par 3, which is good for comparison of scores.
Of course this is all pdga gold standard par settings, not blue or red.
on a side note, been thinning out the trees for the new course, this should be a true par 3 at the minimum course, challenging to say the least. One hole, # 16, may be a par 6.