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PGA Tour’s most difficult golf courses in 2022-2023 season were majors

Oak Hill

The PGA Tour season is officially in the history books, with Viktor Hovland capturing the Tour Championship.

The 2022-23 season had 47 tournaments that were contested over 50 golf courses in eight different countries. Now that the season has concluded, the stats gurus at the PGA Tour have calculated the numbers to determine which ones were the most difficult.

Of those 50 courses, five had an average score of more than one stroke over par per round. Just one course was over par two strokes per round. Sixteen of the 49 had an over-par average. TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course, a par 71, had the average score closest to par at 70.98.

The golf courses which hosted the 2023 major championships check in at Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 6 on the list of most difficult venues.

What course proved to be the most difficult? What about the easiest golf courses? Check out this list below. Stats courtesy

Oak Hill Country Club’s East Course in Pittsford, New York. (Photo: Gabe Gudgel/Golfweek)

Oak Hill hosted the 2023 PGA Championship and was determined to be the most difficult, playing nearly three strokes over par.

Par: 70
Average score: 72.722 (+2.722)

Los Angeles Country Club

Los Angeles Country Club’s North Course. (Courtesy of LACC)

LACC hosted the 2023 U.S. Open.

Par: 70
Average score: 71.776 (+1.776)

2023 Open Championship

Jordan Spieth makes his way to the 18th green on Saturday of the 151st Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on July 22, 2023 in Hoylake, England. (Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images)

Royal Liverpool hosted the 2023 Open Championship.

Par: 71
Average score: 72.745 (+1.745)

Farmers Insurance Open

Hideki Matsuyama plays his shot from the third tee during the first round of the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South Course. (Photo: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)

Torrey Pines hosted the 2023 Farmers Insurance Championship.

Par: 72
Average score: 73.622 (+1.622)

2023 Memorial Tournament

Denny McCarthy walks to the green on nine during the final round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. (Photo: Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch)

Muirfield Village Golf Club hosted the 2023 Memorial Tournament.

Par: 72
Average score: 73.522 (+1.522)

2023 Masters Tournament

Jon Rahm tees off on the third hole during the final round of the 2023 Masters Tournament. (Photo: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Network)

Augusta National Golf Club hosted the 2023 Masters Tournament.

Par: 72
Average score: 72.960 (+0


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