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Definition: 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
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