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There's no real rule. There is a traditional standard that a hole from 260-475 yards should be a par 4. Less would be a 3, more would be a 5.

None of this is too traditional because the whole concept of par is relatively new.

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There is no set minimum length for any hole in Golf. You will find however that a par 5 is usually more than 400 yards and rarely over around 650 yards. On some courses a par 4 may be longer than a par 5 on another course.

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each standard 18 hole 72par course has 3 par 3 holes, 3 par 5 holes and the remaining 12 holes are par 4.

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at the shortest probably around 470 yards...

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