Did the word 'par' originate from golf?
== == No. It comes from the Latin word "par" meaning "equal".
The longest is the 4th Hole at Stowmarket Golf Club in Suffolk. This hole is on the limit of the recommended length for a par 3 of 250 yards as advised by CONGU, the governing body of Golf in the UK. The second longest Par 3 Hole on a Golf Course in the UK is the 5th Hole at Beckenham Place Park Golf Course, which is 247 yards.