Originally Posted by REDFIVE
I would rather have a 7 on 18 than on 1. That matters. Even if the par is 59 or 60 the goal is still below 54. Whatever the par is at shelton the goal is still below 54. Milo, goal is below 54. No it doesn't matter unless I am penalized with a 7 on hole 1 when another player may be penalized a 7 on a hole like 18. The impact of those penalties on the field is much different also. I was +7 on the back at sea tac this weekend with 6 bogie strokes on 18 alone. I was -2 on 1. That is a difference of almost 3 strokes per round. I think that has the chance to matter.
Not sure what you mean by the "goal is below 54" The skill it takes to get a 54 on any of those courses is vastly different than a regular par 54 course. 54 at Seatac is about a 1030 rated round, while 54 at Milo and Shelton Springs is even higher 1045ish.
Seatac SSA 57-58
Milo SSA 58-59
Shelton Springs 57-60 (Still a few changes being made to this course)
I would say the "goal" at any course is to shoot as low as possible, not sure that's always going to be the same number though.