What Is Par in Golf?

What Is Par in Golf?

Deer Creek Golf Club is one of the best championship golf courses in South Florida, not only can guests enjoy the game in a tropical setting, but they can also take advantage of learning from our experts at our golf school. One of the many things that are taught in our lessons is the basis of the basics, for example, what is par in golf? What does it mean and how do you keep score? 

Par in golf means the number of strokes set to get the ball in the hole. It is a standard score that is established for each hole depending on its length. The par score is the average number of strokes it takes to complete the hole from the tee box. This is then calculated into the total score for each golfer for the entire course. 

Different Types of Golf Course Par

On a regulation golf course, there are typically three types of holes:

  • Par 3
  • Par 4
  • Par 5

A Par 3 means that the golfer is expected to reach the green in one stroke, then get the ball into the hole in two putts for three shots. This type of par is the shortest hole on the course but that doesn’t mean it is the easiest. 

Par 4 holes, expect each golfer to reach the green in two strokes and get the ball in the hole with another 2 putts. Par 4s can often have wide variations of distances including over 500 yards for professional golfers. 

On a Par 5 hole, golfers are expected to take three strokes to hit the green due to it typically being the longest hole on any golf course. Players often try to take advantage of the par 5 and hit the green in 2 strokes, still 2 putts to get the ball into the hole. Which means they completed the hole in 4 instead of 5. 

How to Keep Par Score?

Golfer’s scores are in relation to the par, especially in more professional games of golf. Some of you may have heard terms like “Bogey” or “Birdie” used when talking about a player’s score. However, one means one worse than par while the other is one better. Here are a few other par score terms players would know when learning what is par in golf;

Good Terms:

  • Birdie – This is one shot less than the par set on a single hole. A par score of 3 on a par 4 hole is called a birdie.
  • Eagle – This indicates two less than par on a single hole. Completing a par 5 in three strokes is an eagle. 
  • Albatross/ Double Eagle – Albatross means three less than a set par. Finishing a par 5 in two strokes is called an Albatross or Double Eagle. 
  • Condor – This means a hole-in-one on a Par 5. This is the rarest of all golf scores. As of recently, there are only five recorded condors in history. 

Bad Terms:

  • Bogey – This means one shot more than par.  
  • Double Bogey – Two shots more than par is called a double bogey. 
  • Triple Bogey – This is three shots over par on a single hole. 
  • Quadruple Bogey – This means four shots more than par on a single hole. This is the last specific name for any score over par.

Contact Deer Creek Golf Club!

If there are any further questions, contact Deer Creek today! You can also check out our tee times to come to test out your new knowledge on our course.

South Florida Wedding Venue Packages

South Florida Wedding Venue Packages

Deer Creek Golf Club is not only one of the best golf courses, but we also offer some of the best South Florida wedding venue packages, as well. We have a variety of options for our happy couples to choose from to make their day as special as we can. 

All of our wedding packages include:

 

  • Open bar
  • Cocktail hour displays & passed hors d’oeuvres 
  • Buffet or plated dinner reception
  • Champagne toast
  • Custom wedding cake with the preferred bakery
  • Round guest tables with floor-length linen & napkins
  • Chiavari chairs in 7 different color options with cushions
  • Day-of coordinator
  • Food tasting (for a minimum of $5,000+)
  • Charger plates in gold or silver
  • Table numbers
  • Cake stand

 

The details change depending on which package is selected by the couple, but this is the basic list of what is included in all of them. As for the fees, the ceremony fee is $1,200. For parties of under 120 people, the fee is $1,000. 

Before we get into the details of each package, there are some other options and items included in our wedding venue packages:

 

  • Ceremony at Arbor Terrace or Waterfall Terrace
  • Indoor ceremony location, if needed
  • White padded folding garden chairs
  • Infused water stations
  • Rehearsal with the day-of coordinator 
  • Use of bridal suite with champagne
  • Small fruit & cheese platter

 

Different Wedding Packages

Using wedding venues with packages will make planning easier for the couple, but it is important to understand what each of our packages offers. 

Sterling Package – $115 Per Guest

  • Four-hour brand name open bar
  • Two displays
  • Four passed hors d’oeuvres 
  • Buffet dinner – 1 salad, 2 entrees, 2 sides (chef’s fees may apply)
  • Wedding cake

 

Gold Package – $125 Per Guest

  • Four-hour brand name open bar
  • Three displays
  • Four passed hors d’oeuvres 
  • Plated dinner – 1 salad, 3 entrees, 2 sides
  • Wedding cake

 

Platinum Package – $140 Per Guest

  • Five-hour premium brand open bar
  • Three displays 
  • Five passed hors d’oeuvres 
  • Buffet dinner – 1 salad, 2 entrees, 2 sides (Chef’s fees may apply)
  • Wedding cake

 

Sapphire Package – $150 Per Guest

  • Five-hour premium brand open bar
  • Three displays 
  • Five passed hors d’oeuvres 
  • Plated dinner – 1 salad, 3 entrees, 2 sides
  • One specialty station
  • Wedding cake

 

Diamond Package – 170 Per Guest

  • Five-hour premium brand open bar
  • Unlimited Champagne & Cordials with Desert
  • Three displays 
  • Six passed hors d’oeuvres 
  • Plated dinner – 1 appetizer, 1 salad, intermezzo sorbet, 3 entrees, 2 sides
  • One specialty station
  • Wedding cake

 

Bar Packages for Weddings

All of our South Florida wedding packages include beer and wine for our selections, as well as a champagne toast. Here are the differences between each of our bar packages for weddings.

Our brand name open bar includes Absolute, Bacardi, Jim Beam, Jack Daniel’s, Dewar’s, and Cuervo Tequila. The premium brand open bar has Ketel One, Bombay Sapphire, Bacardi, Johnny Walker Black, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, Malibu, Crown Royal, and Patron Silver. 

Upon choosing Deer Creek as the venue, couples will be met with different menus for each of the packages. They will be able to choose from options for:

 

  • Displays
  • Passed hors d’oeuvres 
  • Salads
  • Sides
  • Plated appetizers
  • Entrees (upgraded entrees available)
  • Savory specialty stations
  • Sweet specialty stations
  • Brunch wedding reception

 

 

Contact Deer Creek Today!

Deer Creek is proud to offer some of the best outdoor wedding venues in Broward county. Contact us today for more information about our South Florida wedding venue packages. More wedding facts and guidance can be found in our blog here!

Deer Creek Grille – Deerfield Beach, FL Restaurant

Deer Creek Grille is the perfect place for casual and fun dining. Located in the main clubhouse the Grille serves creative cuisine and offers a full bar which is open to the public 365 days a year.

Daily promotions and menu specials including an amazing Sunday Brunch are just some of the great values you will find here.

Deer Creek Grille maintains friendly and attentive service and food that is consistently great. The chefs created a menu that is fresh and covers all palates and preferences. Although the food definitely speaks for itself, it would not be complete without its scenic breathtaking waterfall patio, lush landscaping, and exotic gardens.

The Grille Room is also a perfect place to host a private party or golf reception. Special menus and arrangements are customized to meet all of your event needs.

The management and staff go the extra mile to ensure you and your guests receive V.I.P. treatment and your function is all you expect and more. Whether it is lunch after golf, an afternoon cocktail, or dinner under the stars, Deer Creek Grille is a local kept secret you do not want to miss!

Bon Appetite!

Grille Room: 954-421-5553

Mother’s Day Grand Buffet – South Florida

Mother’s Day Grand Buffet – South Florida

Come celebrate a joyful Mother’s Day with your family and friends by experiencing a memorable day at the Deer Creek Golf Club. At Deer Creek Grille our famous South Florida restaurant we make every mother feel special on Mother’s Day. Treat mom to a delightfully prepared Mother’s Day Grand Buffet.

We begin to serve Mother’s Day at 11:30 AM and continue to serve through 6 PM.

The Mothers Day Grand Buffet includes: Omelets made to order with all your Favorite Toppings, Belgian Waffle Station, Bread Station, Chef’s Specialty Salads, Pasta Station, Carving Station and so much more!

Please click here to view the full menu.

For Mothers Day reservations please call 954-421-5553

 

Easter Brunch- South Florida

Treat your family to the most delectable Brunch in town!

Easter Sunday Bruch at Deer Creek Grille Sunday March 31 from 12pm-6pm

$27.95 Adults

$14.95 Children 6-12

Children 5 years and under complimentary

Reservations Required 954-421-5553

Easter Sunday Brunch to include: ham, turkey and lamb carving stations, omelets and egg station, salad station, pasta station, soups, salads, and classic holiday desserts. View our full menu here!