Double Bogey

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2023

Golf Score Terms: What is a Double Bogey in Golf?

A double bogey is when a golfer makes a score of two over the designated par for the hole.

Written By: Zach Gollwitzer

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A double bogey is when a golfer makes a score 2 over the designated par. For example, if you make a 6 on a "par 4", you have made a double bogey. For beginners, a double bogey is a decent score and will be very common. For pros, it's considered a bad hole, and many pros will go multiple full rounds of golf without having a single double bogey. But they still make them!

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Dang, I made a double bogey again!

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