What is the chance of making a hole in one?

Category: Playing the Game and Other Challenges
Hole in one
Par 3 7th at The Old Course at The National Golf Club

Clue

You need to play a lot of golf.

Answer

According to the National Hole-in-One Registry, the odds of the average golfer making a hole-in-one are 12,000 to 1.

More facts about hole in ones

The odds of making a hole in one for:

  • A Tour player: 3,000 to 1
  • A Low-handicapper: 5,000 to 1
  • A Average player: 12,000 to 1
  • A Two players from the same foursome acing the same hole: 17 million to 1
  • A One player making two holes-in-one in the same round: 67 million to 1

The longest hole in one ever recorded was made by Mike Crean in Denver who managed to hole out from 517 yards.

14% of golfers who have a hole in one go on to make another.

A Hole in One on a par four is called an Albatross.