10 standouts from public courses

Some of the most iconic holes in golf are par-3s.

The 12th at Augusta National. The seventh at Pebble Beach. The 17th at TPC Sawgrass. The 16th at Cypress Point.

Sure, the spectacular settings at each are a big part of the draw, but there’s no requirement to make a memorable par-3.

Although they are the shortest holes in golf, nothing about the ones listed above are easy, and they show that par-3 holes come in a variety of ways.

The confluence of factors from elevation, wind and pin position can completely change how a par-3 hole plays from day to day, adding to the intimidation. But when you make the stroke on a par-3, there are few greater satisfactions in golf.

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