A bogey is a score of 1-over par on any individual hole on a golf course. Golf holes are typically rated as par 3, par 4 or par 5, so making a bogey means:
- Scoring 4 on a par-3 hole
- Scoring 5 on a par-4 hole
- Scoring 6 on a par-5 hole
When "bogey" first entered the golf lexicon, in the late 1890s, it had a different meaning, more akin to today's "par." See the FAQ, Origin of the term "bogey".
Common Misspellings: Bogie