Executive or Executive Length Golf Courses are short and traditionally low par golf courses. An executive length golf course is usually comprised of mostly par 3s with a few par 4s and /or par 5s mixed in. This makes for a course that is much shorter and has a much lower par (often in the upper 50s to low 60s) than a standard par 72 course.
Executive golf courses are designed to be played quickly by the player for those who do not have a lot of time. They are great options for beginners and juniors, as well as any individual who enjoys golf but struggles with the length and time of play of standard golf courses. Many executive courses are nine holes in length, but executive courses can be found in both 9 hole and 18 hole configurations.
NOTE: Executive golf courses and par 3 golf courses are two distinct types of courses even though the terms are sometimes – incorrectly – used interchangeably.