How long does it take to play 18 holes of golf?

Category: Playing the Game and Other Challenges
Submitted By: Golf Authority
How long does it take to play 18 holes of golf


How long it takes to play 18 holes will depend on the skill of the player(s) and the size of the group.


It should take between three and four hours to play a typical round of golf.

More about how long it takes to play 18 holes of golf

Usually it will take around four hours to play 18 holes. This equates to roughly 15 minutes per hole.

Of course, predicting how long a game of golf will take isn't a precise science. It will vary from day to day, course to course, and player to player.

The skill of the players, of course, has an impact. If players keep hitting their ball into the weeds and have to spend time looking for them and hitting them out this will add to the time to play the 18 holes.

The good news is there are a few things you can do to speed up your game. For example, using a range finder saves you looking for tap covers with a distance on them and helps you hit the right club into the green or over hazards. You don't need to spend a fortune.

This list of golf rangefinders under $300 (Spring 2022) will give you a clearer idea of what to look for.