Every golf course keeps track of its course record, generally from the championship tees. This is the lowest documented score ever on the course.
Tiger Woods shot the course record in the final round.
If you hear someone say, "I shot the course record", they are either really good at golf, or they are lying.
Every golf course keeps track of a "course record" which is the lowest score that has ever been shot from the furthest back tees.
On most golf courses, the course record is held by a pro golfer and is in the low 60s.
For example, the course record at Firestone South Course is 61, held by Tiger Woods:
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